POUTFest Tour 2016

Synopsis

HOLDING THE MAN

POUTfest Release: June 1st 2016
Country of Origin: Australia
Director: Neil Armfield
Cast: Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Kerry Fox, Camilla Ah Kin, Sarah Snook, Guy Pearce and Anthony LaPaglia.
BBFC Rating: 15 (tbc)

Tim and John fell in love and embarked on a forbidden high school romance that was to last a lifetime. Together they conquered countless prejudices and challenges to become champions of gay rights.

Holding The Man is a remarkable true-life love story of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo and their enduring love for each other has been immortalised in Tim’s own cult classic memoir and in Tommy Murphy’s award winning stage play, which has now been adapted for the screen.

Starring Ryan Corr (Wolf Creek 2) and Craig Stott play the two lovers, with solid support from some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest actors including Sarah Snook, Geoffrey Rush, Kerry Fox, Guy Pearce and Anthony LaPaglia.


THE GIRL KING

POUTfest Release: June 8th 2016
Country of Origin: Sweden
Director: Mika Kaurismaki
Cast: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon and Michael Nyqvist.

Raised as a prince under a conservative Lutheran court, Queen Kristina grows up with ideas for modernising Sweden and bringing an end to war. Kristina begins to rule at the age of 18 and is quickly faced with choosing between her country, a new male suitor, her people and her religion. She caused a scandal when she chose not to marry and anointed Countess Ebba Sparre, as her Bed Companion.

Fighting for her country she chooses to take control of her destiny and to find the freedom she desires.


BOYS ON FILM 15 TIME & TIED

POUTfest Release: July 14th 2016
Country of Origin: UK

1. PUTTING ON THE DISH
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Brian Fairborn and Karl Eccleston

Remember the Julian and Sandy sketches of the 60s? Journey to London, 1962, were two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench about life and sex using polari slang to talk about their experiences in this “fantabulosa” comedy.

2. CLOSETS
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan

Tommy Knight (Waterloo Road) stars in this light-hearted drama as Henry, a teenager struggling with his sexuality in 1986. Hiding in his wardrobe, he time travels to the present day where he meets up with a similar teenager, Ben, occupying his same bedroom 30 years later.

3. NIGHTSTAND
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Charlie Parham

Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry come together for this first time to produce this London based thriller. Two men meet over three consecutive nights - one is young and gay, and the other is married to a woman and middle-aged, their tender affair unravels in the night-time metropolis leaving them to face their biggest fears.

4. SAUNA THE DEAD
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Tom Frederic

A night in a gay sauna turns into a fight for survival. Two men must over-come prejudice and join forces in taking down a horde of towel wearing zombies. This genre-hopping modern day fairy tale explores how the way we treat each other ultimately creates the world we live in.

5. G’OCLOCK
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Mitchell Marion

After being called out to an emergency, a gay paramedic named Alex saves the life of a young boy who has overdosed on GHB. He then arrives at a chillout and meets Nik, a sexy young Spanish boy who he takes under his wing but soon discovers his caring instincts comes with a dangerous price.

6. TROUSER BAR
Country of Origin: UK
Director: Kristen Bjorn

Set in a London gentlemen’s outfitters in 1976 and taking inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishistic love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers, two men enter Sir John’s Trouser Bar, little do they know the sexual adventure that awaits them inside. With cameos including Barry Cryer, Julian Clary, Miss Hope Springs, Nigel Havers and some other strangely familiar faces.


GIRLS LOST

POUTfest Release: August 1st 2016
Country of Origin: Sweden
Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining

Kim, Bella and Momo, three bullied teenage girls are surrounded by a world of violence and sexual confusion. A seismic shift happens when they discover a curious plant that turns out to have mysterious magical qualities. When consumed, transforms the girls into boys. Not only does their gender change, but the world around them, and their response to it, is profoundly altered.


CLOSET MONSTER

POUTfest Release: August 1st 2016
Country of Origin: Canada
Director: Stephen Dunn

Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup, Falling Skies), is a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Haunted by images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the beloved help of his talking pet hamster, Buffy (voiced by Isabella Rossellini), his imagination and the prospect of love, that will ultimately bring him closer to confronting his inner monster.



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