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Queer Screen Brings The Best Of The 25Th Mardi Gras Film Festival To Parramatta

March 8, 2018 Whats On No Comments Email Email

Riverside Theatres will host the best of Queer Screen’s 25​th​ Mardi Gras Film Festival later this month. Tickets are now on sale at queerscreen.org.au and riversideparramatta.com.au or through the Queer Screen app. http://www.tourismlegal.com.au/

What does a lesbian bartender from a conservative Christian family, a Muslim computer scientist with a worrisome fiancé and a chain-smoking, sexually liberated lawyer all have in common? The award winning drama ​IN BETWEEN ​ depicts the lives of three Palestinian women sharing a lively apartment in Tel Aviv. Follow the journey of these women as they battle to find joy and personal freedom amidst conservative religious and cultural pressures.

creening Friday 16 March at 7:00pm.

A must see collection of queer shorts, ​BEST OF MGFF18 SHORTS ​ addresses many varied and complex themes and issues from both up and coming and established filmmakers. It brings a whole lot of sexy and a whole lot of heart. Screening Saturday 17 March at 6:00pm.

The splendour of a Finnish midsummer and the rush of an intense love affair, ​A MOMENT IN THE REEDS ​ tells the story of Leevi and Tareq, who develop an intimate relationship while renovating the cottage of Leevi’s estranged father. This summer romance is a feast of Finnish cinema and promises to be one of the more electrically charged films of the festival. Screening Saturday 17 March at 8:00pm.

Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Shakira and more star in ​DIE BEAUTIFUL ​ … or at least their likeness, as portrayed by Filipino superstar Paolo Ballesteros. Trisha Echevarria (Ballesteros) is a gorgeous transgender beauty queen whose dying wish is to be dressed as a different celebrity for each day of her wake. This heartfelt film weaves together the conflicts the transgender community faces in the Philippines with a charming and vibrant universe, delivering a fun and colourful look at LGBTIQ life in the Philippines. Screening Sunday 18 March at 5:00pm.

Brace yourself for a multicultural lesbian love story about mother-daughter relationships and women’s wrestling. ​SIGNATURE MOVE ​ is the story of Zaynub, a Pakistani-American lawyer whose mother wants nothing more than for her to find a husband. But Zaynub has other ideas and escapes to the world of Mexican lucha libre. When she begins a romance with loud and proud Alma, Zaynub finds herself embarking on a journey of self-acceptance in this delightful romantic comedy. Screening Sunday 18 March at 7:20pm.

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