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Queer Screen are very excited to be coming to Canberra for two screenings at the Arc Cinema! Don’t miss two of the best LGBTIQ films from around the world!

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR by Deborah S. Esquenazi
USA; English with no subtitles
Saturday 1 October, 4.00pm, Arc Cinema Canberra

Winner of the Outstanding Documentary Feature Award at Frameline 2016, this is the true crime story of four Latina lesbian women who were wrongly convicted of the gang rape of Elizabeth’s two young girls. Facing accusations of satanic ritual abuse, a homophobic legal system and questionable testimonies from the children, this documentary sees the tides turn as we follow the riveting and emotional journey of these women as they attempt to clear their names.

OTHER PEOPLE by Chris Kelly
USA; English with no subtitles
Saturday 1 October, 6.30pm, Arc Cinema Canberra

A small-town tragicomedy revolving around a gay son (Jesse Plemons, Breaking Bad, Fargo) who returns home to take care of his dying mother. Molly Shannon (SNL) is a stand-out as his mother – alternating between humour and tragedy and sarcasm and warm smiles. Shannon excels in portraying the tender, funny moments with her son as well as the agony of cancer and chemotherapy. The directorial debut of SNL and Broad City writer Chris Kelly, Other People also screened on opening night at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

October 1

Queer Screen Film Fest

Location: National Film and Sound Archive