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Documentary ‘Circus of Books’ shares many different stories

Documentary ‘Circus of Books’ shares many different stories

When documentary filmmaker Rachael Mason was growing up she and her siblings were under strict instructions from their parents. If asked what their family business was, they were to told to say they owned a bookshop. Her parents, Jewish couple Karen and Barry, had started their careers as a newspaper journalist and television special effects […]

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Check out the trailer for upcoming LGBTIQ+ drama ‘Sublet’

Check out the trailer for upcoming LGBTIQ+ drama ‘Sublet’

Israeli director Eytan Fox continues to explore the intersection of LGBTIQ+ life and Judaism with his upcoming ninth feature film. Originally set to debut at Tribeca Film Festival this year, Sublet tells the story of Michael; a New York Times travel writer who heads to Tel Aviv where “the energy of the city and relationship with a […]

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Timothee Chalamet & Armie Hammer back for Call Me By Your Name sequel

Timothee Chalamet & Armie Hammer back for Call Me By Your Name sequel

Director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed that the stars of his beloved 2017 film Call Me By Your Name will be returning for the much anticipated sequel. Guadagnino has been feeding talk of a sequel since the original film debuted three years ago, and the author of the book on which the film is based – Andre […]

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Asian LGBTIQ+ streaming service Gagaoolala offering free content

Asian LGBTIQ+ streaming service Gagaoolala offering free content

Southeast Asia’s only LGBTIQ+ streaming service Gagaoolala is offering selected free content to expand your at-home viewing catalogue. Launched by Taiwan’s Portico Media in 2017, the organisation behind the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, Gagaoolala is bringing Asian and international LGBTIQ+ stories into homes around the world. Loaded with feature films, documentaries, shorts and TV, […]

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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ film ‘Belonging’ honoured at Melbourne Queer Film Fest

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ film ‘Belonging’ honoured at Melbourne Queer Film Fest

A short film documenting the work of two of Tasmania’s leading LGBTIQ+ advocates has been honoured at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Directed by Matt Scholten, Belonging follows Tasmania’s journey to becoming one of the best places in the world for LGBTIQ+ rights, and the work of young activist Sam Watson and veteran advocate Rodney […]

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Henry Golding shines in first trailer for gay drama ‘Monsoon’

Henry Golding shines in first trailer for gay drama ‘Monsoon’

British actor Henry Golding takes on an emotional new role in a new film that explores sexuality, culture, displacement and alienation from director Hong Khaou. Monsoon follows Golding at Kit, who heads back to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to lay his parents to rest after escaping the ravages of war with them as a […]

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New trailer for ‘I Am Woman’ builds excitement for the biopic

New trailer for ‘I Am Woman’ builds excitement for the biopic

A new trailer for the Helen Reddy biopic I Am Woman shows more scenes from the upcoming film about the Australian singer and feminist icon. Helen Reddy arrived in New York in 1966, virtually broke and a single mother of a toddler, before she went on to become one of the most successful recording artists of her […]

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Review | ‘Two of Us’ premieres at the French Film Festival

Review | ‘Two of Us’ premieres at the French Film Festival

Two of Us | Dir: Filippo Meneghetti | Alliance Française French Film Festival | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) are neighbours on the top floor of a French apartment block. They have been secret lovers for decades and spend every night together, but like many amorous same sex couples around the world, no one […]

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Review | ‘Honey Boy’ sees Shia LaBeouf recount his childhood

Review | ‘Honey Boy’ sees Shia LaBeouf recount his childhood

  Honey Boy | Dir: Alma Har’el | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Honey Boy is a very personal journey for actor Shia LaBeouf, as he actually wrote the script for this film as part of his therapy in a rehabilitation program after he was arrested for public intoxication in 2017. Recounting his crazy dysfunctional childhood […]

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PRIDE Queer Film Festival returns to The Backlot this March

PRIDE Queer Film Festival returns to The Backlot this March

The fourth annual PRIDE Queer Film Festival returns next month with a fabulous seven-day festival full of queer stories. With support from Screenwest, City of Vincent, Diesel Motors Mercedes Benz, The Film Collaborative, Film Freeway and a range of independent filmmakers, the festival will screen five feature films and dozens of shorts, telling LGBTIQ+ stories […]

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