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Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival returns for its third year with another fabulous program of LGBTI+ cinema from around the globe. The fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot features a selection of feature length and short films that capture a variety of queer experiences. Festival Artistic Director Mark […]

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Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton is bringing Garrard Conley’s memoir to the silver screen, today releasing the first heart-wrenching trailer for the upcoming drama. The film recounts Conley’s real-life experience with gay “conversion therapy”, and his relationship with his fundamentalist family and Baptist pastor father in Arkansas. Directed and adapted for the screen by Edgerton, the film stars […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Darling | Cinema Paradiso | July 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Darling, directed by Danish filmmaker Birgitte Staermose, is set at the fascinating Royal Danish Ballet school and features the dancers as extras. Darling (Danica Curcic) returns to her training ground in Copenhagen from her success in New York with choreographer husband Frans (Gustaf Skarsgard) […]

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All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

McKellen: Playing The Part | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Ian McKellen finds it difficult to summarise his life, but does his best in McKellen: Playing the Part  which is edited down from 14 hours of interviews by director Joe Stephenson. McKellen is relaxed as he talks about his childhood, his decision to […]

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Don’t Worry: Gus Van Sant’s latest weaves an animated tale

Don’t Worry: Gus Van Sant’s latest weaves an animated tale

Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ Gus Van Sant’s latest film seems like a gambit on his part, to attempt something new in a career peppered with cult favourites (My Own Private Idaho) and mainstream smash hits (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Assembling a cast […]

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival is here!

Revelation Perth International Film Festival is here!

Revelation Perth International Film Festival returns for its 21st year with a program bursting with unique feature films and documentaries from at home and beyond. This year, OUTinPerth are proud to present Queerama (as seen on our cover) from director Daisy Asquith. The work is a pastiche of feature film footage, news reports, investigative TV, […]

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It’s Queerama at the cinema this June and July

Upgrade (★★★★) is directed by Leigh Whannell, the Australian screenwriter, director, producer, actor responsible for the Saw franchise of horror films with his friend James Wan. The near future science fiction thriller opens a thrilling car chase and predictable violence when mechanic Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green) and his wife have their automatic car hijacked. […]

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

The controversial director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival has retracted his decision to resign from the festival. Richard Wolstencroft now says the festival will be a place to celebrate freedom of speech and stand up to political correctness. Last year Wolstencroft indicated he would be stepping down from the festival following negative feedback regarding comments he […]

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival release 2018 program

Revelation Perth International Film Festival release 2018 program

Revelation Perth International Film Festival returns for its 21st year with a program bursting with unique feature films and documentaries from at home and beyond. The 2018 festival will feature over 180 films, 25 world and international premieres and 57 Australian premieres. Festival founder Richard Sowada says the team are enormously proud of the program […]

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Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival hits Perth this July

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival hits Perth this July

Cinema Paradiso will host the best of Nordic cinema this July with the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival. The festival will host a selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland for their Australian premieres. A Horrible Woman, winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actress at Denmark’s Academy Awards, is a dark comedy which […]

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