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Scandinavian Film Festival brings stories from across the globe

Scandinavian Film Festival brings stories from across the globe




Sammi Blood, directed by Amanda Kernell, may be located in Sweden but it is a tale of colonisation and alienation that is very close to home. Sweden’s indigenous population, the Samis (or Lapps), were nomadic reindeer herders and weren’t given any rights until the 1990s. Their children were sent to residential schools where they were […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival reveals 2017 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival reveals 2017 program




The Perth International Queer Film Festival have revealed their 2017 program and there’s an amazing line-up of films on the the bill. The week-long festival is an essential fundraiser for the WA AIDS Council. The festival will open on Wednesday 13 September with Travis Mathew’s latest film Discreet. The film tells the story of a childhood abuse […]

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Revelation Film Fest: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Revelation Film Fest: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin




The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (★★★★★) is an absorbing documentary about San Francisco writer Armistead Maupin whose Tales in the City became a cult television series. Tales in the City started out as an entertaining column in the Francisco Chronicle in the mid seventies that recorded the local stories of the city’s residents – […]

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Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest




Women Who Kill (★★★★★) starts off with an advertisement for a hardware store – the one stop shop which has all the things required for getting that dead body off your hands. The ad is on the podcast coming out of New York by ex-partners Morgan (Ingrid Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr). The deadly serious […]

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Wacky Winter Movies: What’s on at the cinema this July?




Sometimes, it is best to see a film with very little knowledge about the film and absolutely no expectations. Fortunately, A Ghost Story (★★★★) which is directed by David Lowry doesn’t have much hype surrounding it. Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, it is an ambitious exploration of loss and the legacy we leave behind […]

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Get me out of here! Revelation Film Fest’s queer cinema reviewed

Get me out of here! Revelation Film Fest’s queer cinema reviewed




There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options for Joey (Lolo Kirke) who has just graduated from high school in AWOL (★★★★), directed by Deb Shoval. Selling ice-creams at the local amusement park gives her some pocket money but this is a long way from fulfilling the ‘American Dream’ promised in all the good […]

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Review | Rough Night is a hilarious coke fuelled nightmare comedy

Review | Rough Night is a hilarious coke fuelled nightmare comedy




Rough Night | M | Dir: Lucia Aniello | ★ ★ ★  When a group of former fraternity girls find the pressures of adulthood too much they do the only logical thing and blow off all responsibility and head to Miami for a bachelorette weekend. What begins as a 72 hour release valve quickly turns into a […]

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It’s Not Just Me: Local trans men feature in new documentary

It’s Not Just Me: Local trans men feature in new documentary




A documentary exploring the lives of four Perth based trans men will be making its debut at this year’s Revelation Film Festival. Director Jonathan Messer, who is currently completing his PhD at WAAPA, followed the lives of four very different young men who were willing to share their lives and stories with the world for […]

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Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe eye gay conversion drama

Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe eye gay conversion drama




Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe are being courted to take on supporting roles in a new drama that explores the gay conversion therapy. Garrard Conley’s autobiography Boy Erased is being adapted into a film by Australian actor / director Joel Edgerton. Conley documented his experience of attending Love in Action, an group that […]

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Review | Teenage Kicks is raw, uncompromising queer cinema




Teenage Kicks | M | Dir: Craig Boreham | ★ ★ ★ ½ Australian queer cinema tends to land in one of two categories. It trends towards either the high camp of the Priscilla Queen of the Desert end of the spectrum or the gritty lo-fi turf occupied by movies like 1998’s Head On. Teenage Kicks and its tale of secrets, lies […]

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