Home' LOTL : April 12 Contents The thirteenth annual Brisbane Queer Film
Festival bring s audiences an outstanding
selection of the most engaging , inspiring ,
and, of course, the most entertaining queer films
from around the world. This year’s festival line-up
is impressive and delivers a truly global vision of
LGBT life with films screening from around the
world including Sweden, Canada, South Africa
and USA. You can count on the festival being full
of simply the best LGBT films on offer.
According to Festival Director Sarah Neal ,
Brisbane Queer Film Festival will offer Brisbane
audiences a chance to be entertained, inspired
and challenged and see some of the newest
award-winning films from LGBT filmma kers or
films focusing on LGBT issues. “ This year’s films
cover ever ything from Iran’s death penalty for
homosexuals, to the LA Ball scene and the realities
of life in the sex industry,” sa id Neal.
She tipped festival favourites to include With
Every Heartbeat - an unexpected romance that
turns everything upside down and Leave It On
The Floor, the fabulously fierce musical narrative
that takes you deep into L.A .’s Ball scene. Beauty
(Skoonheid), is a must-see, telling the stor y of a
conser vative Afrikaans’ man who struggles to find
the happiness he’s always searched for. In Gun Hill
Road, ex-con, Enrique, reunites with his family to
find life as he remembered is now a little different
and Hit So Hard gives you a look into the life of
Patty Schemel , the hard-hitting drummer of
Courtney L ove’s rock band Hole.
“ There are a lso stories about the difficulties of
coming out in personal and professional life and
the universal search for love and acceptance.
“In our do cumentar y series audiences can a lso
grab a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of
porn star Francois Sagat, Country and Western
singer Chely Wright or Hole’s drummer Patty
Schemel,” she added.
And if you have a penchant for short films, the
festival also has you covered : “In addition to the
full-length films the festival also has two series of
international short films, perfect for anyone who
enjoys variety. There’s also our epic opening night
party, featuring the raucous musical film Leave it
on the Floor, and DJs determined to keep you on
the dance floor all night.”
Brisbane Queer Film Festival runs from April 13-
22 at the Powerhouse.
20 Lesbians On The Loose Magazine • lotl.com
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Be entertained, intrigued and inspired by queer lives at this year’s film festival.
Brisbane Queer Film Festival
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