This month, indie cinema is ready to hit Perth big-time.
And what better way to kick it off than with the Perth International Queer Film Festival, back again after a sell-out first year.
For a second-time running, moviegoers will be treated to an incredible lineup of independent features, produced by some of the most exciting talent working in queer cinema today.
Presented in conjunction with Curtin University, and hosted at the Backlot Cinema in Perth, the 2017 festival program includes films from across the globe, including countries as diverse as the USA, India, Iran and Cuba, with seven of the nine feature films premiering in Australia for the very first time.
The opening night film, Discreet, which follows the journey of a young drifter struggling with his own sexual identity and set on a path of destruction, is sure to get audiences talking and hungry for more. A kind of Gus van Sant meets David Lynch approach at presenting the intertwining lives of LGBTI+ characters, Discreet sees art and film overlap innovatively.
With the weather starting to warm up, now is the time to get out of the house and into the cinema. This a celebration you don’t want to miss. Chris Prindiville
The Perth International Queer Film Festival runs from September 13-21, at The Backlot Cinema, Perth.
Full festival program and limited tickets available from WA Aids Council website: www.waaids.com.