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Review | ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ are singing for their lives

Review | ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ are singing for their lives

Gay Chorus Deep South | Revelation Film Festival | 6th & 16th July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Written and directed by David Charles Rodrigues, this heart-warming documentary is about the healing power of music. Rodrigues follows 300 singers from the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Francisco as they tour the southern American states with the most […]

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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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Review | Females cook up a storm in Skate Kitchen

Review | Females cook up a storm in Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen | Luna Leederville | July 7, 12, 18 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Skate Kitchen, written and directed by Crystal Moselle, throws a group of older teenage girls into the testosterone mix of a New York skateboarding community. The opening scene is excruciating as Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) is injured while trying a difficult manoeuvre. […]

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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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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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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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Tab Hunter: Nothing is Confidential

Tab Hunter: Nothing is Confidential

In the 1950’s actor Tab Hunter’s career was just beginning. With his blonde hair and good looks the former Californian coast guard was making his mark on Hollywood, but Hunter had a secret. One night the budding young actor headed out to a party. “I would go out occasionally to a cocktail party,” recounts Hunter, […]

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