Arts & Entertainment

Queer Screen Film Festival 2015

Beginning Tuesday, the silver screens of Event Cinemas George Street turn rainbow for the third annual Queer Screen Film Festival, to celebrate and showcase all of the latest GLBTIQ movies to Sydney’s movie going public.

Over the six days there will be 12 separate sessions, each with a different film and many of which are Australian premiere screenings. Sessions range from massive star-studded Hollywood dramas, to documentaries and the return of the hugely popular Mixed Shorts package, featuring a selection of international short films. There is sure to be a little something for everyone.

Opening night film Boulevard features Robin Williams in his final dramatic role, and in a eerie coincidence he plays a man depressed by his monotonous life, who then undergoes an unexpected sexual awakening, rarely seen on screen.

Closing the festival is major new film Freeheld, Sydneysiders will have a chance to be some of the first in the world to see the film. Based on a true story that made headlines in 2007, this film stars Jullianne Moore as detective Laurel Hester, who was prevented from assigning her pension to partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) after becoming terminally ill. Also staring Steve Carell as gay political activist Steven Goldstein, this has the potential to be one of the most heart-wrenching films of the festival.

Sep 22–27. Event Cinemas, 505-525 George Street, Sydney. Flexi-5 Pass $85 or single sessions $19. Tickets & info:

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