Queer Screen Film Festival 2020 First Three Films

Written by Staff Writers
Category: TV & Film Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2020 12:15

LGBTQIA+ communities and allies across Australia will be able to access more than 35 feature films, documentaries and shorts for the 8th Queer Screen Film Festival.

The festival is going online and on demand in 2020. Also, lucky Sydneysiders will be treated to a drag double feature at the Skyline Drive-In, 'Stage Mother' and the classic 'Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert', as well as two social (but safe!) screenings of 'Welcome To Chechnya'.

The programme will be available for 11 days.

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'Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert'

"Queer Screen has adapted to the ‘new normal’ by offering the programme Australia-wide for the first time and making sure its loyal Sydney-based audience is also treated to a festival first," Festival Director Lisa Rose says.

"In this time of social distancing the drive-in is having quite the resurgence and we are so excited to be bringing two really fun films to the really big screen. There isn’t a better way to spend a Saturday night."

'Stage Mother' stars Aussie legend Jacki Weaver, as a conservative Southern choir leader who inherits a drag club from her late son. Also starring Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier and May Taylor.

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'Welcome To Chechnya'

And no drag double feature would be complete without 'Priscilla'. Sit back in the comfort of your car, quote the script, sing along to the soundtrack, enjoy Oscar-winning outfits and cheer!

Rounding off this first three films announcement is 'Welcome To Chechnya', an unflinching documentary giving survivors and activists a voice in an urgent exposé of the attacks on Chechen LGBTQIA+ people.

The full programme will be announced 3 September.

The Queer Screen Film Festival runs from 17-27 September.

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