The Capri is proud to host a night of queer films as part of the Feast Festival’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
We’ll begin the night with a collection of short films curated by Queer Screen. This will include a short film on the history of the Feast Festival. See the list at the bottom of this page.
This will be followed by the SA premiere of Lonesome, Craig Boreham’s follow up to Teenage Kicks (SFF 2016), which explores desire, sexuality and isolation as two very different young men form an unlikely and surprising connection.
After being embroiled in a small-town scandal, Casey (Josh Lavery) heads to Sydney where he connects with Tib (Daniel Gabriel) via an app and ends up in an intense sexual encounter. Tib makes it clear that his casual hook-ups aren’t meant to linger but there is more-than-usual chemistry bubbling here. Soon, Casey is staying on Tib’s couch and the pair take on odd jobs around the city to make some cash. But while they draw closer, each revealing traumatic incidents from their lives, they struggle to concretise their connection. Sexually explicit and romantic, gritty and tender, the visually splendid Lonesome is a moving story of two scarred individuals overcoming their pasts to become open to the idea of love.
Shorts from Queer Screen Australia
|Dragged Up||A shy teenage misfit uses drag to find the confidence she needs to show her family who she truly is.||UK||Laura Jayne Tunbridge||Unclassified 18+|
|Flex||Charles explores the gray areas of his own sexuality after going through an unexpected breakup.||USA||Matt Porter||Unclassified 18+|
|Between Us||Kei longs for a “normal” life in rural Japan. But for a transgender man who is jobless in his own hometown, getting to normal is one steep climb, especially since Erin, his Canadian partner, longs to move to Tokyo, where they can live openly and freely. On his way to a job interview in the city, Kei meets a stranger. Abandoning his journey to help her, he discovers she is the owner of the hot springs—a place he once loved, as a child. Kei’s encounter with the healing waters is complicated by Erin’s turning up as well. Finally, the couple—one on the men’s side, the other, on the women’s—must face the truth about their divergent wishes, identities, and murky notions of belonging.||Japan||Cailleah Scott-Grimes||Unclassified 18+|
|Are You Still Watching?||Forced into near-isolation during one of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns, Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV. What begins as mere escapism turns sensual when they start having delusions involving their favourite queer characters.||Australia||Tali Polichtuk, Kitty Chrystal||Unclassified 18+|
|Baba||Rejected by his family for his queerness and oppressed by his country for the same, Libyan teenager, Britannia, gets an interview at the British Embassy taking him one step closer to the pulsing queer world that is Manchester’s Canal Street. Being British and gay is everything he’s ever dreamed of. But an unexpected discovery strikes deep and forces him to question where his dreams truly lie.||UK||Sam Arbor and Adam Ali||Unclassified 18+|
|To the Future, With Love||This animated self-portrait features 19-year- old Hunter “Pixel” Jimenez, a non-binary trans boy caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after.||USA||Shaleece Haas||Unclassified 18+|