Portrait of a Serial Monogamist
Dir: John Mitchell & Christina Zeid, 83 mins, Canada, 2015
Serial monogamist Elsie (Diane Flacks) believes the key to avoiding a broken heart is to always leave your lover first.
Tab Hunter Confidential
Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, 90 mins, USA, 2015
In 1950s Hollywood, Tab Hunter was the embodiment of youthful American masculinity and a bankable star for Warner Brothers. Tab Hunter, however, lived two lives. He was both the studio-constructed heartthrob and intensely private about his sexuality.
Dir: Stephen Dunn, 90 mins, Sweden, 2015
Based on an acclaimed Swedish young adult novel Girls Lost is an engrossing gender-swapping fantasy that follows the plight of three outcast teenage girls who happen upon a mysterious plant that can change their gender overnight.
The Summer of Sangaile
Dir: Alante Kavaite, 88 mins, Lithuania, 2015
The Summer of Sangaile is a sensual teen romance chronicling one fateful summer in the life of budding pilot Sangaile who falls hard for the free spirited Auste. Featuring an original soundtrack from JB Dunckel of Air.
Remembering the Man
Nickolas Bird & Eleanor Sharpe, 82 mins, Australia, 2015
Featuring intimate and rarely seen archival footage of Timothy Conigrove (author of his memoir Holding the Man) and his partner John Caleo, Remembering the Man is a tender tribute to their relationship while offering a chronicle of the emergence and devastating effect of the AIDS virus in Australia.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2016
31 Mar - 11 Apr
The 26th Melbourne Queer Film Festival runs from March 31 to April 11. MQFF screens the best in LGBTIQ cinema, doing movies differently.
Full program, tickets and app released on 2nd March. Head to mqff.com.au for more info.