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MQFF Pride Screenings: Heart of the Man

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://tix.mqff.com.au/Films/Heart-of-the-Man

Other

Age group
Predominantly for adults
Accessibility
Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair accessible
Groups of most relevance to event
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People of Colour, People living with a disability, Refugee & Asylum seekers, Multicultural, Multifaith
Event is delivered in these Languages
English

Pride Month

Queer Australian First Nations filmmaking is still rare in 2024, so this Victorian premiere of the directorial debut of Butchulla man, David Cook, shot in Brisbane and featuring a predominantly LGBTQIA+ and Aboriginal cast, is cause for celebration.   

Chris Wundurra (Parker Little) is pushed by his intimidating father, Sammy – played by writer-director David Cook – to train for the national boxing title he didn’t himself attain, a failure connected to tragic events that robbed Chris of his mother and Sammy his wife. Sammy’s obsession with his son following this path encounters resistance, however, when Chris starts to question his sexuality and finds himself more oriented towards pursuing treading the boards at a local theatre than stepping into the ring.