Blue Mountains Welcome Mardi Gras Film Festival
Don’t miss the best of the festival screenings in the gorgeous Blue Mountains.
Shot from That's Not Us
This year the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba will host the top five films presented by Queer Screen from the 23rd Mardi Gras Film Festival. As well as the top five films, the winner of the prestigious My Queer Career awards will be presented.
Festival Director Paul Struthers said, “We are delighted to bring the Mardi Gras Film Festival to the Blue Mountains for the first time and to screen at the beautiful Carrington Hotel. It’s very exciting to bring the best festival films on tour to such a supportive community.”
Peter Hackney, the co-convenor of the local Pink Mountains organisation, said, “We congratulate the Mardi Gras Film Festival for thinking outside the box and we urge all local LGBTIQ people and visitors to support these film screenings wholeheartedly.
Friday 11 March
Remembering The Man – A bittersweet documentary further exploring the relationship between Australians Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo.
The winner of My Queer Career will be shown alongside Remembering the Man. 7pm
Saturday 12 March
Liz In September – The striking supermodel and actor Patricia Velasquez comes to the screen in this Venezuelan lesbian film. 6pm
Beautiful Something – This movie is a tender glimpse into life for the contemporary gay man as the stories of poet Brian and actor Jim intertwine. 8pm
Sunday 13 March
Tchindas – A sensual and transporting documentary that reveals an open and multicultural corner of Africa seldom explored, following the life of three queer artists as they prepare for a spectacular Carnival. 2pm
That’s Not Us – With beautiful cinematography, and nuanced and natural performances, this engaging dramedy about relationships is a breath of fresh air. Three couples – one gay, one lesbian, one straight – are on a weekend away at a beach house managing the intricacies, vulnerabilities, laughter and connection that comes with relationships. 4pm