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Perth Queer International Film Festival launches this week

Perth Queer International Film Festival launches this week

After a sell-out festival last year, the WA AIDS Council is screening a second queer film festival at The Backlot Cinema in West Perth 13 – 21 September. These are films that won’t be seen anywhere else in Perth. Festival Director Mark Reid promises that the nine feature films and 21 short films from all […]

After some funny films? Over the Fence will fill your need

After some funny films? Over the Fence will fill your need

Looking for a night out that guaranteed to make you laugh. The Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival has 14 funny films on it’s line up. Now in its 19th year the film festival assembles some of the most hilarious short films and puts together a program with a central theme. The common factor about […]

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Italian Film Festival includes queer film ‘Summertime’

Italian Film Festival includes queer film ‘Summertime’

Italian film Summertime (L’estate Addosso) from director Gabrielle Muccino will play as part of the 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX this coming September. The film tells the story of a gay couple living in San Francisco who take in two teens traveling from Italy to start a new life in […]

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August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

The ancient walking, talking tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) in A Monster Calls (★★★★★) might be a monster to some children, but Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is twelve and has to deal with some grown-up things in his life. Apart from having bullying classmates, his mother (Felicity Jones) is very ill. His father (Toby Kebbell) has […]

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Romantic queer animation captures the world’s heart

Romantic queer animation captures the world’s heart

After winning a swag of awards around the world a short animated film has racked up over four million views since it was posted on YouTube. In a Heartbeat was created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The film is about a closeted boy who “runs the risk of being outed by […]

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‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

Tom of Finland | Cinema Paradiso | Sunday July 30 | ★ ★ ★ ½ There is no denying that when I heard about a Tom of Finland biopic my initial thought was this is going to be soft-core pornography, which I was ecstatic and excited about. For all of those that are like me and are […]

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Icelandic film ‘Heartstone’ subtly captures teenage experience

Icelandic film ‘Heartstone’ subtly captures teenage experience

‘Heartstone’ is the debut feature from Icelandic director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson. The film follows two teenage friends as they take their first steps into adulthood, trying to make sense of who they are, and the world around them. The film features the amazing barren landscape of Iceland, which provides an interesting backdrop to the story that […]

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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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