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Queer Film Festival: Moonlight

Alice Cinema & Film Specialists 209 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

Synopsis. This film presents three stages in the life of the main character: his childhood, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.

Free

Queer Film Festival: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Christchurch Art Gallery Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City,, Christchurch

Synopsis: A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Free

Queer Film Festival: Entertaining Mr Sloan

Lumiere Cinemas 26 Rolleston Ave, The Arts Centre, Christchurch

Synopsis: Kath is a lonely middle-aged woman living in the London suburbs with her ageing father Kemp, referred to as "DaDa". When she meets the Mr. Sloane sunbathing on a tombstone in the cemetery near her home, she invites him to become a lodger. Soon after he accepts her offer, Kath seduces him.

Queer Film Festival: Leitis In Waiting

Christchurch Art Gallery Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City,, Christchurch

"LEITIS IN WAITING" is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom. They are led by LGBT rights activist Joleen Mataele, who founded the Tonga Leitis Association, which provides support and shelter to transgender women. The film centres on the Miss Galaxy Queen pageant, an annual beauty competition for Leitis, and on a national consultation on LGBT rights initiated by Mataele.

Free

Queer Film Festival: Knife+Heart

Christchurch Art Gallery Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City,, Christchurch

Synopsis: A third-rate porn producer’s most ambitious film yet may also be her most costly in this murderously kitschy homage to giallo, Grand Guignol and old school slasher movies. Opening with an arresting murder scene in a Parisian gay bar, and from then on rarely letting up, this beautifully skeezy ode to the pre-AIDS lifestyle is a glorious evocation of pulpy whodunits.

Free