The first question any new parent asks... "Is it a boy or a girl?" But what happens when doctors cannot answer that question? One baby in 2,000 is born with genitalia that is so ambiguous that no-one can tell if the child is male or female. In this groundbreaking documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives - and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between.
A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country. RADMILO (35) and MIRKO (30) are young and successful gay couple, and they would be a happy couple anywhere else except in - Serbia. They try to live discreetly but still, every day they are abused by the homophobic majority. Plus, Mirko is a gay rights activist, and his dream is to organize the first successful PRIDE event in Belgrade. This is almost a "mission impossible"; in 2001, an attempt to hold PRIDE in Belgrade ended up in bloodshed. One decade later, the situation is not much better - nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations prepare another massacre in case of holding the gay parade, while the police refuse to provide protection for the participants. A strange couple arrives in Radmilo's and Mirko's life - LEMON (45) an ex criminal and war veteran, the owner of a small security company and his fiance - PEARL (30) a beauty parlor owner – who promise to change Serbian Pride forever!
Uganda, a country where over 40 per cent of its citizens are Roman Catholic, has become ground zero in an American evangelical war on the “homosexual agenda.” Enter David Kato, a veteran activist who’s been working tirelessly to repeal his country’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow gay and transgendered citizens—called “kuchus”—from persecution. Kato’s mission is intensified when a new anti-homosexuality bill proposing death for HIV-positive gay men is introduced. Meanwhile, the country’s newspapers are outing kuchus under headlines such as “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.” Kato is one of the few to publicly denounce these actions, insisting “if we keep on hiding, they will say we are not here.” Call Me Kuchu documents the courageous efforts of Kato and his team to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The result is both a hard-won victory and a devastating loss for the international gay community.
Released in 1994, Priscilla captured the love of gay audiences across the world and also became a mainstream hit. Join us for a rare chance to see Priscilla as it was originally meant to be seen - in true retro fashion, we will be screening an original 35mm film print!
Priscilla is an Australian road trip movie, but it is definitely not Easy Rider! Mitzi, Felicia, and Bernadette, 3 drag queens from Sydney, get a gig in the far outback of Australia. The film follows them as they make the journey through the outback in their aging school bus that they repurpose in true drag queen fashion, dubbing her Priscilla. Hijinks and adventures ensue! Priscilla is an endearing movie that balances hilarious moments, heartfelt drama and a fabulous a soundtrack of campy classics that will make you want to dance. It is credited as being an important crossover film, both in terms of solidifying Australia’s reputation as a producer of quality eccentric and quirky films, and also in terms of introducing the mainstream to a more human face of gay and drag cultures. Although times have changed, Priscilla remains a refreshing, fun-filled romp through the Australian outback.
AFTER PRISCILLA - STAY FOR THE RETRO DRAG GALA
Dare to wear your most over-the-top frock to win prizes in our Retro Costume Contest. This Fairy Tales member-only special event features live performances by April Storm and the Queens of the Night, for an evening you wont soon forget. This is also a great chance to renew or get your Fairy Tales Membership for the year (with ticket purchase). Youth under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.