On April 6th – 8th, Queer Screen's bringing all the highlights from the 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival to the Blue Mountains. Screening at Mount Vic Flicks, this is three days of LGBTIQ film not to be missed.
Queer Screen Flicks
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. Screens Friday 6 April 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. Screens Saturday 7 April 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. Screens Saturday 7 April 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. Screens Sunday 8 April 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 improve 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. Screens Sunday 8
April at 6:00pm.
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2018 | Mount Vic Flicks Blue Mountains, 6 – 8 April 2018.
TIX & INFO: bit.ly/MGFF18BlueMntns