NSW cinema offer cheap screenings of Gayby Baby in response to ban

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In the wake of furore over the NSW Government’s decision to ban a local high school from screening same-sex parenting documentary ‘Gayby Baby’, a local cinema is offering discount tickets to students who wish to see the film.

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli instructed Burwood Girls High School not to screen the documentary directed by a graduate of the school, Maya Newell, during school hours due to a series of complaints from parents and the community.

The screening was scheduled in conjunction with Wear It Purple Day, also borne of the mind of a Burwood graduate – a day to acknowledge and celebrate LGBTIQ identities at school and in the workplace.

It was revealed after the order was given that the school did not in fact receive any complaints from parents, despite claims to the contrary made by The Daily Telegraph.

Local cinema Dendy Newton will offer students discounted tickets to see the documentary on ‘Gayby’s’ opening weekend – a direct reaction to the NSW government ban.

Cinema Paradiso are holding a special Q&A screening of ‘Gayby Baby’ hosted by OUTinPerth editor Graeme Watson with director Maya Newell and producer Charlotte Mars on Sunday August 30. 

Tickets available from lunapalace.com.au

Leigh Hill

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