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Autumn at the NFSA | LGBTQIA+ themes and perspectives

Venus Mantrap photo by Nathan J Lester

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has unveiled its Autumn program with a selection of films and events centring LGBTQIA+ themes and perspectives.

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Cult Classics with Venus Mantrap
The Craft, 19 Apr | Rosemary’s Baby, 31 May
Drag artist and culture warrior Venus Mantrap returns to Arc Cinema to host a special Cult Classics: Season of the Witch miniseries throughout Autumn. Each event includes an introduction and live performance by Venus.

Eurovision Song Contest 2024

Aussievision podcast + performances, 11 May | Eurovision Grand Final broadcast, 12 May

Join Eurovision diehards Mike and Dale for a live recording of Aussievision at Arc Cinema, followed by live performances by Eurovision – Australia Decides finalist and winner of The Voice 2016 Alfie Arcuri, and Canberra’s indie rock party people ARCHIE. Join us again on the Sunday evening for a Grand Final broadcast on the big screen.

IDAHOBIT: 20,000 Species of Bees, 17 May

Mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia with a tender, highly acclaimed Spanish drama, which offers an intimate and considered portrait of childhood gender discovery.

Progress 1984: Men in Love, 18 May
In Conversation with Barry Charles and Samuel Leighton-Dore + Land of Storms Moonlight
Join LGBTQIA+ activist Barry Charles and screenwriter, director and visual artist Samuel Leighton-Dore for a special In Conversation to mark the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of sexual acts between men in NSW, followed by screenings of Land of Storms and Moonlight.

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