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MQFF Northsider Weekend 1
March 18 @ 4:45 pm - March 19 @ 8:30 pm UTC+11
Spread the Melbourne Queer Film Festival love northside this year for two big weekends of fabulous LGBTIQ cinema on March 19 & 18 and March 25 & 26, hosted at Cinema Nova!
PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY 18 MARCH
4.45pm SUICIDE KALE
Jasmine and Penny are in the first days of their new relationship when they’re invited to lunch with the happiest couple they know, Billie and Jordan. After sneaking off to fool around in their host’s bedroom, they discover an unsigned suicide note leading to an awkward lunch (vegan, of course) where everyone is trying to keep up appearances while getting to the bottom of things. This quirky indie comedy dishes up raw banter from the ensemble cast, giving the audience a seat at the table for one very entertaining meal.
Watch the trailer for SUICIDE KALE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6WneVvbhFQ
6.45pm UNCLE HOWARD
Uncle Howard is an engrossing intertwining tale of past and present – the story of filmmaker Howard Brookner whose work captured the late 1970s and early ’80s cultural revolution in New York and his nephew’s personal journey 25 years later to discover his uncle’s films and the legacy of a life cut short by the plague of AIDS. Featuring rare glimpses into his life and career, including outtakes from his 1983 debut film Burroughs: The Movie and long-lost footage and archival photos of Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, John Waters, Madonna, and interviews from iconic filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Uncle Howard is a fascinating cultural artifact.
Watch trailer for UNCLE HOWARD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng_8zUpuOSQ
PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY 19 MARCH
Matías and Jerónimo are childhood best friends who share their sexual awakening in their Argentinian hometown, but when Matias moves with his family to Brazil their ties are broken. Ten years later Matias, an inhibited biologist, returns to Argentina with his girlfriend, and he runs into his former pal, now an openly gay artist. Alone, the two return to the place where they holidayed as kids, but will the memories return and feelings be reignited? This award winning drama expertly shifts between its time periods and is charged with palpable sexual chemistry.
Watch the trailer for ESTEROS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kNqfiwFs-U
Category is “Queer Activism Realness!” The ball scene is alive and well in NYC, with the younger, feistier Kiki crew hungry to take the spotlight. Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö draws a fabulously frocked line between Jennie Livingston’s 1991 documentary, Paris is Burning, and her film, Kiki. Developed hand in hand with some of the key players on the scene, primarily Twiggy Pucci Garçon, founder of the Opulent Haus of PUCCI, Kiki delves into the lives of these young people- of-colour growing up queer and trans*. Their stories, while sometimes heartbreaking, never fail to inspire. The future is in good hands. And it can vogue.
Watch the trailer for KIKI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSLsAo928Qc
See the program for MQFF Northsider Weekend 2 here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011475368986280/