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Queer Screen Film Fest 2017




The 5th Queer Screen Film Fest, brought to you by Queer Screen is back on Tuesday 19th September until Sunday 24th September at Event Cinemas, George St and from Friday 6th October until Sunday 8th October at Mount Vic Flicks, Blue Mountains. 

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MOANA by John Musker, Ron Clements
USA; English with no subtitles
Saturday 16th September, 12pmSydney Park, St Peters
FREE SESSION

Join us for a FREE screening of Moana. A spirited teenager sails out on a daring mission with the demigod Maui, encountering enormous fantastical creatures and coming up against impossible odds as she meets her destiny. More info here.

 

OPENING NIGHT – AFTER LOUIE by Vincent Gagliostro
USA; English with no subtitles
Tuesday 19 September, 7pm, Event Cinemas George Street

Alan Cumming gives a career best performance as artist and activist Sam. Frustrated and struggling with survivor guilt, everything changes when he forms an intergenerational connection with a young, sexy, carefree rent boy, Braeden. Opening Night Film and Party tickets are available here.

 

SEVENTEEN by Monja Art
Austria; German with English subtitles
Wednesday 20 September, 7pm, Event Cinemas George Street

At 17, things can turn from carefree to catastrophe in an instant. Especially love. Everything seems possible but nothing is certain in Monja Art’s Seventeen (Siebzehn). Don’t miss it. Buy tickets here.

 

SISTERHOOD by Tracy Choi
Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan; Cantonese with English subtitles
Thursday 21 September, 6:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

In this beautiful and genuine film (winner of the Audience Award at Inside Out – Toronto’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival), we follow Cici as she returns from Taiwan to Macau to mourn a lost friend, Ling, and reconnect with the past she has long left behind. Buy tickets here.

 

SCREWED by Nils-Erik Ekblom
Finland; Finnish with English subtitles
Thursday 21 September, 8:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

This Finnish drama explores what it’s like to be 17 and ready for that encounter that will change everything. When shy Miku meets cocky Elias while holidaying with his parents, there’s an immediate attraction between the two young menBuy tickets here.

 

TOM OF FINLAND by Dome Karukoski
Finland; German and Finnish with English subtitles
Friday 22 September, 6:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

Leather, denim and elastic straining with swollen, hypersexualised musclemen undressing, groping, kissing and more. If you thought of Tom of Finland, you’re not alone. Buy tickets here.

 

COMEDY SHORTS
USA, Ireland/UK, Germany; English with no subtitles, German with English subtitles
Friday 22 September, 8:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

Prepare to give your stomach muscles a workout as we bring you Queer Screen Film Fest’s inaugural collection of Comedy Shorts. From hilarious hook ups, to a misplaced ping pong ball, there’s comedy galore in this line up. Buy tickets here.

 

SPEED NETWORKING FOR QUEER FILMMAKERS
Saturday 23 September, 12:o0pmStar Bar, 600 George St, Sydney
FREE EVENT

Queer Screen Film Fest Speed Networking event for filmmakers is on again. Mingle with your fellow filmmakers and hear from a special guest speaker. Complimentary canapés. Reserve tickets here.

 

THE LAVENDER SCARE by Josh Howard
USA; English with no subtitles
Saturday 23 September, 1pmEvent Cinemas George Street
FREE SESSION

We often watch documentaries about the Stonewall riots and subsequent protests in the United States, however rarely do we see the lead-up to this iconic turning point. This free seniors screening of The Lavender Scare aims to fill in some of these blanks. Reserve tickets here.

CHAVELA by Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
USA; English and Spanish with English subtitles
Saturday 23 September, 4pmEvent Cinemas George Street

Winning the audience award for Best Documentary at Frameline, this film paints a portrait of a cigar-smoking, tequila-downing rebel and queer icon, Chavela VargasBuy tickets here.

 

DREAM BOAT by Tristan Milewski
Germany; English, German, French, Arabic with English subtitles
Saturday 23 September, 6:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

Welcome aboard an all-gay cruise ship for a week of fun, friendship, flirtation and festivities. Meet long-term monogamists, irresistibly handsome boys and party animals in this fly on the wall doco. Buy tickets here.

 

PRINCESS CYD by Stephen Cone
USA; English with no subtitles
Saturday 23 September, 7pmEvent Cinemas George Street

From the director of Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, a new coming-of-age story about a teenager exploring her sexuality over an idyllic summer in the suburbs. Buy tickets here.

 

RESTLESS LOVE by Vera Egito
Brazil; Portugese with English subtitles
Saturday 23 September, 9pmEvent Cinemas George Street

What’s that saying? Relationships come and go, but friendships are forever. For the three protagonists in Restless Love this saying bodes very true. Buy tickets here.

 

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL by Katherine Fairfax Wright
USA; English with no subtitles
Sunday 24 September, 1pmEvent Cinemas George Street
FREE SESSION

Our free youth screening showcases inspirational gay rapper and singer Todrick Hall as he and his team put together an ultra-fabulous concert tour of his album Straight Outta OzReserve tickets here.

 

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON by David France
USA; English with no subtitles
Sunday 24 September, 3:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

Even if you already know of Marsha P. Johnson and fellow Stonewall veteran Sylvia Rivera, it won’t stop you from being captivated by this examination of their lives and Marsha’s untimely death in 1992. Buy tickets here.

 

CLOSING NIGHT: THE FEELS by Jenée LaMarque
USA; English with no subtitles
Sunday 24 September, 6:30pmEvent Cinemas George Street

This sweet and sexy romp, set during a lesbian bachelorette weekend away, questions all we know about love, sex, and intimacy after one of the brides-to-be lets slip her biggest secret. Buy tickets here.

 

Queer Screen At the Blue Mountains

THE FEELS by Jenée LaMarque
USA; English with no subtitles
Friday 6 October, 8:00pm, Mount Vic Flicks

This sweet and sexy romp, set during a lesbian bachelorette weekend away, questions all we know about love, sex, and intimacy after one of the brides-to-be lets slip her biggest secret. Buy tickets here.

 

SCREWED by Nils-Erik Ekblom
Finland; Finnish with English subtitles
Saturday 7 October, 3:30pmMount Vic Flicks

This Finnish drama explores what it’s like to be 17 and ready for that encounter that will change everything. When shy Miku meets cocky Elias while holidaying with his parents, there’s an immediate attraction between the two young menBuy tickets here.

 

AFTER LOUIE by Vincent Gagliostro
USA; English with no subtitles
Saturday 7 October, 6pmMount Vic Flicks

Alan Cumming gives a career best performance as artist and activist Sam. Frustrated and struggling with survivor guilt, everything changes when he forms an intergenerational connection with a young, sexy, carefree rent boy, Braeden.  Buy tickets here.

 

PRINCESS CYD by Stephen Cone
USA; English with no subtitles
Sunday 8 October, 4pm, Mount Vic Flicks

From the director of Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, a new coming-of-age story about a teenager exploring her sexuality over an idyllic summer in the suburbs. Buy tickets here

 

See you at the movies!