New Farm Queer Film Festival kicks off October 20!

Kicking off on October 20th, the inaugural New Farm Queer Film Festival takes over New Farm Cinemas in Brisbane, Australia with a fantastic line up of queer-centric films from all over the world, showcasing a wide variety of stories and genres.

Curated by local arthouse film expert, and one of New Farm Cinemas beloved staff members, Sean Tayler, the NFQFF will feature 6 Queensland premieres and 2 cult retro screenings, including a dress-up screening of the sleazy, 1950s throwback Please Baby Please! starring Andrea Riseborough, Harry Melling and Demi Moore.

The opening night gala will be screening 2021s La Fracture (The Divide), a French drama that won the Queer Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film takes place over one night in a hospital emergency room after a political protest turns violent. The story focuses on lesbian couple Raphaelle and Julie, who are on the brink of divorce, but Raph falling and breaking her elbow leads to them attempting to reconcile while in the hospital. If you enjoy moving, grounded dramas, this isn’t one to miss!

Then, through to October 27th, films on offer will include Call Me By Your Name, Will O’ The Wisp, and the Queensland premiere of the Australia gay drama, Lonesome. Rounding out the week-long festival will be a special closing night showing straight out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Billy Eichner’s comedy-hit, Bros.

Playing on the Friday night will be Australia horror film, Sissy, which features an electric performance from Aisha Dee in the titular role. Sissy is gore-galore and serves as a cautionary tale about bullying and the consequences of social media addiction!

And Bros may just be the funniest movie of the year, with comedian Billy Eichner co-writing and starring in this rom-com from Nick Stoller, director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Bros made headlines this year as the first film from a mainstream production company (Universal Pictures) to feature not just a gay relationship, but an entirely LGBTQIA+ cast! This one is going to be a blast with the NFQFF crowd because it’s downright hilarious, and equally heart-warming!

Head to https://fivestarcinemas.com.au/new-farm/nfqff to find session times and book tickets now before they sell out!

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Nick L'Barrow
Nick L'Barrow
Nick is a Brisbane-based film/TV reviewer. He gained his following starting with his 60 second video reviews of all the latest releases on Instagram (@nicksflicksfix), before launching a monthly podcast with Peter Gray called Monthly Movie Marathon. Nick contributes to Novastream with interviews and reviews for the latest blockbusters.

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