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Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival
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From romance to comedies, documentaries to dramas, and everything in between, Queer Screen delivers a huge 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival with an exciting array of diverse films that showcase the LGBTQI+ experience.

The 2020 festival will feature a raft of Australian and Sydney premieres from all corners of the globe. Highlights include Lizzie, a psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. Dreamy Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians stars in Monsoon as a gay man who heads to Saigon, in a film that questions how family ties, culture and sexuality make us who we are. A massive hit in France, The Shiny Shrimps is a feelgood comedy based on the true story of a flamboyant amateur water-polo team striving to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh narrate Sid & Judy, an amazing documentary about the talent and tragedy of gay icon Judy Garland. Unsound is a unique, Australian movie that explores the connection between Noah, a guitarist, and Finn, a deaf transman.

The teaser films listed above are on sale now ahead of the launch of the full festival program on January 8.

Koori Gras: Yellamundie Queer Blak

Koori Gras: Yellamundie Queer Blak
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Off the back of the success of the 2019 drag creative development workshops, in 2020 Moogahlin will offer five emerging LGBTQI+ blak artists a one week writing intensive with internationally renowned queer playwright Victor Rodger and Moogahlin Co-Artistic Director Liza-Mare Syron. The focus of the writing workshops will be for performance, exploring the 2020 SGLMG theme WHAT MATTERS. The works developed will be presented as public readings at Seymour Centre.

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise
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Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step into Paradise is the first in-depth survey that captures the dynamic energy of Linda and Jenny’s creative partnership. The exhibition draws on more than four decades of one of the most influential pairings in the history of Australian fashion, examining the influences, inspirations and compelling stories behind their work.

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson transformed the nation’s fashion and cultural heritage with their pioneering style inspired by Australia’s cultural and natural landscape, melded with global influences. Join us at the Powerhouse Museum this summer to experience the exhibition and contribute to the communal intergenerational making of their Mardi Gras float, celebrating the spirit of their social and environmental advocacy through brilliant colours, bold shapes and iconic motifs.

Working in collaboration with Creative Director Hugh O’Connor, Jenny and Linda’s float will make its debut in the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. With artist workshops by Justin Shoulder, Rosie Deacon and Doodad and Fandango, a talks series curated by Dr Sally Gray and curator tours by Glynis Jones, the Powerhouse Museum’s Summer Program is not to be missed!

The Gays Are Revolting Live

The Gays Are Revolting Live
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Hosted by Thomas, Mykiii, Kyle and Luke, Australia’s premier queer podcast The Gays Are Revolting will record live in Sydney for the very first time! Recorded in Melbourne, The Gays Are Revolting is a definitive weekly news source for contemporary gays, bringing you a healthy dose of smutty lovemaking stories and trivial pop culture nonsense, without all that hetero hoopla. Helping you be the best ‘G’ you can be, the boys serve a candid, informative and hilarious take on modern life as gay men. The Gays Are Revolting has been featured by Apple Podcasts and nominated at the Australian Podcast Awards.