A solitary cowboy dives headfirst into a grungy world of lust and love on the streets of Sydney, in Craig Boreham’s (Teenage Kicks, MGFF17) frank and sometimes confronting Lonesome.
Country boy Casey (a perpetually shirtless Josh Lavery) fled farm life for the big smoke following an unexpected tragedy. A Grindr threesome introduces him to Tib (the stunning Daniel Gabriel), a self-reliant local, and there’s clearly a connection beyond a one-off hookup. Drawn into Tib’s life on the fringes, filled with uninhibited sex, drugs, and odd jobs for cash, have these two lone wolves finally found someone else they can rely on?
Content warning: Contains discussions of suicide and depictions of BDSM that may be confronting
Lonesome is a Queer Screen Completion Fund Recipient.
This screening includes a special Q&A with the filmmakers followed by an after party in Gold Class celebrating Lonesome. Film-only tickets are also available.
“At its most compelling, the film is an intimate study of emotionally scarred strangers who find communion through the flesh that opens a tentative window to their hearts.”
— The Hollywood Reporter