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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

Severely Queer – Time For Tea

Little Andromeda 130 Oxford Terrace, Chirstchurch

Severely Queer is back for the third time, and this year Blackboard Theatre Collective would like to cordially invite you to enjoy some piping hot tea!
Get ready for fierce performers, salacious gossip, killer vocals, and ridiculous hilarity, all set in the lavish and decadently opulent world of Viscounts, Ladies In Waiting, Dukes and the campery of the royal court.

$25

Nouvelle

The Gym @ The Art Centre The Art Centre, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

'Nouvelle' is the latest cabaret-cirque offering from The Entertainment Company, an evening of decadent delights curated by New Zealand director, Jeremy Hinman.
Hinman has created a vibrant experience that marries the glamour and sultry tones of Hollywood in the roaring 20’s, the excitement and thrill of live circus along with the hedonistic seduction of Paris’ Moulin Rouge, the birthplace of underground cabaret.

$45 – $50

Chapter One: Take Two Live Show with special guest Ray Shipley

Little Andromeda 130 Oxford Terrace, Chirstchurch

Chapter One: Take Two is a fortnightly podcast that covers book to film adaptation reviews. In this episode, we will be covering 'The Price of Salt' written by Patricia Highsmith in 1952 and adapted to film in 2015 under the title 'Carol' starring Cate Blanchett.

$10 – $15