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Queer Screen Brings the Best of the 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival to the Blue Mountains
A blossoming friendship leads to a ‘will they, won’t they?’ in a comedy about friendship and bacteria. In SENSITIVITY TRAINING, Australian actress Anna Lise Phillips stars as Dr Serena Wolfe – a ruthless misanthropic microbiologist, whose wit and boundless negativity sends people scurrying. But when Serena’s venomous wit results in the death of a colleague, it falls to bubbly and optimistic Caroline to provide the sensitivity training Serena needs.
Screening: Friday 6 April 2018 at 8:00pm.
A must see collection of LGBTIQ shorts, BEST OF MGFF18 SHORTS addresses many varied and complex themes and issues from both up and coming and established filmmakers. It brings a whole lot of sexy and a whole lot of heart.
Screening: Saturday 7 April 2018 at 6:00pm.
Discover the story behind one of the most enduring queer tales of our time, Tales of the City. THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN paints a vivid picture of queer life in San Francisco during the 70’s and 80’s. Joined by his many friends – including Sir Ian McKellan, Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney – this hilarious and moving documentary sheds new light on Maupin’s work, and on the warmth and generosity of the author himself.
Screening: Saturday 7 April 2018 at 8:00pm.
Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Shakira and more star in DIE BEAUTIFUL … or at least their likeness, as portrayed by Filipino superstar Paolo Ballesteros. Trish Echevarria (Ballesteros) is a gorgeous transgender beauty queen whose dying wish is to be dressed as a different celebrity for each day of her wake. This heartfelt film weaves together the conflicts the transgender community faces in the Philippines with a charming and vibrant universe, delivering a fun and colourful look at LGBTIQ life in the Philippines.
Screening: Sunday 8 April 2018 at 4:00pm.
A clever, poignant, honest drama about same-sex marriage, THE RING THING follows Sarah on her quest to make sense of her aversion to marrying her partner. Using interviews with real couples, the playful improv style will hook you from start to finish as this couple navigate their way through commitment and what it means for them. This film is a graceful and engaging way of exploring marriage and commitment.
Screening: Sunday 8 April 2018 at 6:00pm.
Best of Queer Screens 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival
6 – 8 April 2018
Mount Vic Flicks, 2A Harley Ave, Mount Victoria
Available via Queerscreen or Mount Vic Flicks or through the Queer Screen app.
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