Queer Screen: Mardi Gras Film Festival

Ariel Larkey 6 April 2017

For the first time, the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival comes to Canberra this weekend.

The Festival took place between February 15 and March 2 in Sydney City to coincide with Mardi Gras, but Queer Screen is expanding to include screenings at the National Film and Sound Archive this Friday April 7Sunday April 9. Having recently stopped in at the Blue Mountains and Parramatta, the touring selection makes its way here with five films.

  • Friday 7 April – 7:00pm: A Date for Mad Mary (female comedy-drama from Ireland about ex-con Mary who needs a date for her BFF’s wedding)
  • Saturday 8 April – 6:00pm: Out of Iraq (documentary true story of two male Iraqi soldiers who fell in love amid war)
  • Saturday 8 April – 8:00pm: Center of My World (German coming-of-age romantic drama about brother and sister twins who have their world rocked by the presence of adonis Nicholas)
  • Sunday 9 April – 2:00pm: Real Boy (documentary about a transgender teenager trying to find his place as a musician, a friend, a son and a man)
  • Sunday 9 April – 4:00pm: Political Animals (the true story of four pioneering lesbian state legislators in California and their efforts to pass anti-discrimination laws to achieve marriage equality)

All screenings will be held at the Arc Cinema of the NFSA.

For more information, visit: http://tix.queerscreen.org.au/browse.asp?g=Program&o=Canberra or https://www.nfsa.gov.au/events/queerscreen

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