Alphabet Soup Cinema presents DROWN
After a successful launch last Saturday featuring a 21st anniversary screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, LGBTIQ film night Alphabet Soup Cinema will return to Katoomba’s Carrington Hotel on Saturday, October 10 with a special charity screening of new Australian gay film, DROWN.
Introduced by the film’s director Dean Francis, who will take part in an audience Q&A afterwards, the screening will raise funds for Twenty10 incorporating the NSW Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service and Pink Mountains.
Fifty per cent of all funds raised will go towards Twenty10 while ten per cent of proceeds from all Alphabet Soup Cinema sessions go towards Pink Mountains.
Director Dean Francis said he was delighted to be coming to the mountains to present the film at the iconic Carrington.
“I’m thrilled to be presenting DROWN at Alphabet Soup Cinema in Katoomba,” he said.
“Although DROWN is set in the inner city, its themes of sporting culture, male violence and the dark sides of mateship are just as relevant in a regional setting.
“Films like DROWN often don’t make it beyond the city limits to it’s crucial that groups like Alphabet Soup Cinema exist to broaden the palette of what’s on offer and spark meaningful community discussion.”
The director added that he was especially thrilled that the screening would raise funds for Twenty10 “which is unique in offering support tailored to LGBTI youth who remain marginalised because of their identity, even in today’s apparently enlightened society”.
Tickets to the screening of DROWN ($7.5o concession, $15 general admission) can be purchased via secure online ticketing agent Eventbrite:
Each ticket includes the film screening, director Q&A and your choice of sparkling wine or mineral water on arrival. Further drink and snack purchases will be available on the night.
The Alphabet Soup Cinema is held on the second Saturday each month at the Carrington.To keep updated on future Alphabet Soup Cinema screenings, visit www.facebook.com./alphabetsoupcinema.
– Pink Mountains