Queer Screen's 28th Mardi Gras Film Festival starts soon, running from February 18 to March 4 and this year, Queer Screen will have screenings under the stars, in cinema and on-demand Australia wide!
There are more options to watch this year's new and much-loved LGBTIQ films from across the globe, and once again ACON is proud to partner with Queer Screen in co-presenting this amazing showcase of LGBTIQ cinema.
THE THING ABOUT HARRY
Co-presented by ACON's Young Gay Men's Project SPARK.
When somewhat geeky Sam is forced to give a lift to his former high-school bully Harry, he finds himself taken off guard by just how much his nemesis has changed. In fact, so much so, that there’s a hint of a spark! But can a himbo change his spots? And can these two not only be best friends but more?
Friday 19 February | 6.30pm | Event Cinemas George St.
TWO OF US (DEUX)
Co-presented by ACON LGBTQ Women’s Health Projects
This critically acclaimed and emotionally compelling romantic drama shows the lengths people will go to for love, and is a reminder that it's never too late to live your truth. Two retirees, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they're simply neighbours, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together while keeping their relationship from their families.
Friday 19 February | 7pm | Event Cinemas George St.
Co-presented by ACON & Ending HIV
Sublet is the story of Michael, a fifty-something travel columnist for The New York Times, who travels to Tel Aviv for five days on assignment. Keen to avoid personal dramas with his husband back home, all he wants to do is focus on his work. But when he sublets an apartment from Tomer, a sexy young film student, he finds himself part of an odd couple, of sorts. With Tomer as his de facto guide, these two men from totally different generations and cultures form an unlikely bond as they explore a city pulsing with life and filled with fascinating contradictions.
Saturday 20 February | 6.15pm | Ritz Cinemas, Randwick.
Co-presented by ACON's The LOVE Project
Suk Suk is a rare opportunity to lose yourself in the world and lives of Hong Kong. This film shows audiences the city through the eyes of Pak, a 70-year-old married cab driver. When he meets Hoi, another older man, at a local cruising spot, we discover new layers to the city and the people and become entwined in the blossoming love between the two men.
Sunday 21 February | 6pm | Ritz Cinemas, Randwick
Goodbye Mother (Thưa Mẹ Con Đi)
Co-presented by ACON's Asian Gay Men Project
Goodbye Mother is a universal tale of the prodigal son returning is given a Vietnamese twist. When Van returns from the United States, he brings with him plans to come out and introduce his boyfriend, Ian, to his mother. But when he discovers his mother is ill, he finds himself in a predicament between familial responsibility and leading the life he chose..
Monday 1 March | 6.30pm | Event Cinemas George St.
Co-presented by TransHub
Starring, written, and produced by members of New Zealand's queer, Māori, and gender-diverse communities, Rūrangi is a touching dramedy about the power of embracing one's identity in all its forms. A decade since he skipped town without warning, gay transgender activist Caz returns to his isolated hometown of Rūrangi, where no one has seen or heard from him since he transitioned.
NB: Rūrangi is only available in cinema.
Thursday 4 March | 7pm | Ritz Cinema, Randwick