Queer Screen Film Festival 2016

August 15, 2016 in Event, News by Tiphanee Athans

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Following on from a successful Mardi Gras Film Festival earlier this year, Queer Screen is once again bringing the Festival back to the Blue Mountains from 21-23 October 2016.

Showcasing four great films from their Festival line up, Opening Night will feature Southwest of Salem:  The Story of the San Antonio Four which will be held at The Carrington in Katoomba on Friday 21 October 2016. This film was the Winner of the Outstanding Documentary Feature Award at this year’s Frameline Festival.

This time the Festival will also be screening two films on Saturday 22 October 2016 at Mount Vic Flicks. Commencing at 3.30pm is First Girl I Loved which according to Lisa Rose, Vice President of Queer Screen, is the best lesbian coming of age film she’s watched and audiences agree as it was the Winner of the NEXT Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Definitely one not to be missed.

Following on from this is Paris 05:59, which is an encore screening from the Mardi Gras Film Festival and starts with a provocative twenty minutes set in an underground sex club. Fall in love with Theo and Hugo and the streets of Paris at night.

A scene from "Paris 05:59".

A scene from “Paris 05:59”.

On Sunday 23 October 2016, Queer Screen returns to The Carrington for the Closing film, the uplifting and inspiring Major! which tells the story of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy – transgender elder, Stonewall rebel, woman of colour and head of the Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project in California. In the words of Paul Struthers, Queer Screen’s Film Festival Director this is a must-see film for all.

To book your tickets, please go to the Queer Screen website, www.queerscreen.org.au and scroll to the bottom of the QSFF2016 page.

For further information, please contact Tiphanee Athans tiphaneea@gmail.com.