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MQFF Northsider Weekend 2
March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - March 26, 2017 @ 6:30 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 25 MARCH
Rising stars Riley Keough and Jena Malone share a captivating chemistry in So Yong Kim’s airy maybe-romance-maybe-just- friendship drama. Sarah (Keough) is a young mother left to her own devices by her work- away husband. In desperation, she arranges a road trip with free-spirited friend, Mindy (Malone) and alluring ambiguous adventures ensue. Years later, when Mindy announces her plans to marry, Sarah steps back into her heady aura in the hope of making sense of her old feelings – if that is even possible.
Watch the trailer for LOVESONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTZ1GZDnX0o
4.30pm PARIS 5:59 THEO & HUGO
Winner of the Teddy Audience Award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo is a piercingly honest portrait of desire and love in the city of lights. Theo and Hugo hook up in a sex club and then head out into the streets of late night/early morning Paris. Unfolding in real time, this film from legendary queer filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau is fueled by searing chemistry between the two lead actors and the authenticity of the filmmaking. Recalling Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo is a snapshot of modern gay life that is as romantic as it is raunchy: an instant queer classic.
Watch the trailer for PARIS 5:59 THEO & HUGO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Uzl8BjxXE
PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY 26 MARCH
2pm A DATE FOR MAD MARY
Seána Kerslake gives the performance of the festival (possibly the performance of the year) as ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle, a young woman trying to slot back into her Irish backwater existence after being released from prison. She’s walked straight back into maid-of-honour duties at her best friend’s wedding and she’s scrounging for a date so she can prove she’s not the total lost cause everyone thinks she is. Stocked with talent and shot through with wry observational heart, A Date for Mad Mary is a well worth cancelling your plans for.
Watch the trailer for A DATE FOR MAD MARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfafXR6rGfs
4.30pm THE PASS
Adapted by John Donnelly from his own acclaimed play, The Pass stars Russell Tovey as a closeted soccer player in this absorbing film about the destructive effect of homophobia in sport. Nineteen- year-old Jason and Ade have been football prodigies since they were eight years old. While sharing a hotel room the night before their first Champions League match, they do everything we imagine footballers in hotel rooms do, wrestle, talk about girls and boast. And then Jason kisses Ade. The impact of this ‘pass’ echoes through the next 10 years of both their lives: a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything and telling the truth can be a step too far.
Watch the trailer for THE PASS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd9pe7TnAnE
See the program for MQFF Northsider Weekend 1 here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601568796539294/