Thank you to all of you who have been supporting Brisbane City Council’s free queer film program. It is a great initiative run through the Library Service and hosted alternatively between New Farm and West End Libraries.
Last week West End screened Milk and had a great turn out of about 25 people. It is a fantastic film for which Sean Penn won an Academy Award for his performance of Harvey Milk. It is an inspiring and moving film which I certainly can recommend.
The next film on offer is Tomboy, a French movie, which will be screened on April, 24, 2014 at the New Farm Library Meeting Room at 6.30 pm. This film tells the story of a how a young girl’s innocent deception quickly snowballs into something that becomes a crucial component of her identity. The children in the film are all amazing, especially the lead. Celine Sciamma directed this film which was released in 2011.
Following that in May West End Library will be screening The Kids are all Right on the 9th May, 2014, at 6.30 pm. This film tells how the son of a same-sex couple seeks out the sperm donor who made his birth possible. Lisa Cholondenko directed this comedy which was released in 2010.
I do hope to see you on these nights. Don’t forget our next Queer Reader book club meeting will be on Monday 21 April at 6.30 in the New Farm Library Meeting Room. I know this is Easter Monday, but hopefully not everyone will be away. I think Robert will be kicking off the discussion with Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas. We will also be looking at Mullimbimby by Melissa Lucashenko which John recommended.
Damien, Queer Readers.