Ahead of the SBS broadcast of the 40th Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, VICELAND is screening queer-themed movies, beginning with the outstanding Aussie film Holding the Man.
Over 3 weeks Thursday nights will feature locally-produced LGBTQI shorts.
Holding the Man
Monday, 12 February at 8:30pm on SBS VICELAND
A true retelling of Tim Conigrave and John Caleo’s bond after falling in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was the captain of the football team, while Tim was an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years, and they laughed in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discrimination, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them.
Monday, 12 February at 10.45pm on SBS VICELAND
Oliver meets Anna only months after his father has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energised life. The upheavals of this new honesty brings father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Directed by Mike Mills and stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent.
Mardi Gras Movies Home Grown
Thursday, 15 February at 8.00pm on SBS VICELAND (3 Parts)
In the lead up to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, The Feed’s Pat Abboud will present a series of LGBTQI shorts, created by emerging filmmakers. Each of the shorts celebrates LGBTIQ diversity through a wide scope of themes including LGBTIQ acceptance in multicultural communities, small-town bigotry and a Muslim probationary policewoman amongst others. Before each short, Pat Abboud will go behind the scenes, providing exclusive access and interviews with the filmmakers.