17 April 2024

Progress 1984: Men in Love | In Conversation with Barry Charles and Samuel Leighton-Dore

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Portrait of Samuel Leighton-Dore sitting at a table covered in affirming messages

Screenwriter, director and multidisciplinary visual artist Samuel Leighton-Dore

The NFSA is honoured to host prominent LGBTQIA+ activist Barry Charles and screenwriter, director and multidisciplinary visual artist Samuel Leighton-Dore. This special In Conversation event will unpack the challenges of times past, the power of activism, the impact of legislative change and transformations in how gender and sexuality is understood.

The conversation will include a video message from author, academic and activist Dennis Altman.

This special event commemorates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts between men in New South Wales. The conversation will be followed by screenings of Land of Storms (Ádám Császi, 2014) and Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016). A Progress 1984: Men in Love Day Pass is available for all three events.

Part of Progress 1984: To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the NFSA’s founding, NFSA Acton will present a series of special events throughout the year that commemorate significant moments of change in Australia in 1984.

The details

What: Barry Charles and Samuel Leighton-Dore in conversation
When: Saturday 18 May at 2.30pm
Where: NFSA Acton (Arc Cinema)
Cost: Free; bookings essential. Book tickets

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