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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 7 – Sunday 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.

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