MQFF Opening Night 2018

Celebrate the opening of the 28th Melbourne Queer Film Festival and join us for drinks, canapés and dancing at our Opening Night Party following the screening.

Freak Show (Dir: Trudie Styler, USA 2017, 91 mins, Courtesy: IFC Films) - Melbourne Premiere

‘Heir to the John Hughes teen-outsider fantasy legacy, dressed up in glitter drag.’
- Hollywood Reporter

Based on the award winning cult novel by legendary club kid James St. James (who also wrote Party Monster) Freak Show is a wonderfully queer fish out of water comedy that is part Clueless and all fabulous. Born to be fierce and fashion forward, young Billy (played by the excellent Alex Lawther, Departure MQFF 2016) is sent off to stay with his well-to-do dad after his party loving mother (Bette Midler at her boozy best) checks in for a stint in rehab. His flamboyant style doesn’t go down too well at his new school and he quickly makes an enemy out of the self-appointed mean girl (Abigail Breslin) when he decides to go up against her for the crown of homecoming queen.
Featuring memorable cameos from Laverne Cox and John McEnroe, this defiant coming of age tale is a rally cry for letting your ‘freak flag’ fly.

The screening will be followed by our Opening Night Party with tunes by The Outpost’s Mr Weir.

Opening Night Film & Party $82 Full / $70 Concession / $66 MQFF Member

Thursday 15 March ACMI 7.30PM

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