Diversity within the LGBTIQ community? Search no further than the 24th Mardi Gras Film Festival program. Curated by Queer Screen, the range of topics and genres is truly impressive.
At the season launch last night, Queer Screen’s President Lisa Rose spoke about their mission to provide a “celebration of queer storytelling on screen”. Inclusive, respectful stories full of creativity, inspiration and pride.
There are big big films and there are small big films and everything in between. Like MOONLIGHT which has just been nominated in several categories including Best Picture for the 2017 Oscars. There is singalong, a smellovison 3 D FINDING DORY for the rainbow family and even mystery movie plus more superb international and home-grown documentaries, dramas, romances etc than you can poke a glitter wand at.
Then there are the shorts. Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Asia/Pacific shorts all have showings and if this doesn’t suit there is even an evening of Mixed Shorts. Continue reading MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCH
THE PASS is a tough watch yet a terrific choice for the Queer Screen’s 24th Mardi Gras Film Festival.
“Our guiding vision for this year to tell as many queer stories as possible through the most diverse range of characters, stories and genres yet” says Festival Director Paul Struthers as he announced the 10 ‘teaser’ films this week. And if these ten are any indication it will be an exciting season. The Festival will allow Sydney audiences to see, not only the most impressive films from the LGBTIQ film circuit, but many award-winners from Berlin, Toronto and other A-list film festivals. Continue reading THE PASS
Don’t think that you need to be a dance enthusiast, film history buff or Queer culture follower to enjoy FEELINGS ARE FACTS : THE LIFE OF YVONNE RAINER. This is a film that allows a concentration on the subject not the medium. There is nothing tricky here. It’s just traditional documentary storytelling. It’s mostly linear: has talking heads and stills and recreated performances.
The brilliance choice of documentary form is as inspired as the work of this brilliantly non-traditional artist. The form makes itself irrelevant so that the work on display is on display.
And the work is mesmerising and challenging. Continue reading FEELINGS ARE FACTS : THE LIFE OF YVONNE RAINER