The LGBTIQ film festival that's proudly different
Over 12 days, theatres around Melbourne will be screening the best LGBTIQ shorts, documentaries and feature films as part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
Embracing diversity in film, this year's program is based around the theme of 'proudly different'. The program highlights are many, but here are just a few of our favourites: Jamie Babbit, director of the cult hit But I'm a Cheerleader returns with leading lady Natasha Lyonne in Addicted to Fresno, a dark comedy featuring indie stars Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation). The opening night feature That's Not Us is a summer holiday hit much like a modern day The Big Chill by director William Sullivan, while Mala Mala offers an eye-opening look into the lives of transpeople in Puerto Rico where macho culture dominates.
Don't miss the short films either: highlights include the binge-worthy web series Wallflowers about a support group for 'undateables', and Be Here Nowish about LA friends Sam and Nina as they bumble through lovers, Menstrual Art Performances and Tantric Twister.
Book your tickets to the closing night screening of Fourth Man Out, a modern bromance tale about a group of mates who help their recently out buddy explore the dating scene.