Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Queer movie festival screening in Sumner

MEDIA RELEASE - For immediate release

Queer movie festival screening in Sumner


Sumner’s landmark Hollywood 3 Cinema will host the return of Out Takes 2014: A Reel Queer Film Festival from 12-15 June.

The four-day film festival will be the first Out Takes in Christchurch since the 2010/11 earthquakes and will showcase queer films from around the world.

A dozen screening sessions will feature award-winning comedies, documentaries, features and short films targeting Canterbury’s queer community. Films have been selected to appeal to a broad audience, encompassing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, takatāpui and fa'afafine communities and their friends and families.

Organisers welcome any avid Christchurch filmgoers (queer or straight) to come along and enjoy the Festival. Check out the diverse programme online atwww.outtakes.org.nz and book online via Eventfinda. The Christchurch Festival will feature some of the best films from festivals currently underway in Wellington and Auckland.

Local MP Ruth Dyson will formally open the Christchurch Out Takes Festival at a gala event hosted by MC Joanne Clarke at 7pm on Thursday 12 June – tickets for this are available to the public at www.outtakes.org.nz.

ENDS

Descriptions of movie selections are in the attached Word document, along with photo links for publication.

Trailers are also available at http://www.outtakes.org.nz/films

Background

Reel Queer Canterbury is a sub-committee of Reel Queer Incorporated – a non-profit group run by a core committee of experienced, but unpaid volunteers, who are drawn from the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Out Takes has run in various New Zealand cities since the first Wellington festival in 1995.

Reel Queer Canterbury’s Festival co-convenors, Nancy Higgins and Walt Abell say if the South Island and Canterbury queer communities support the 2014 event in good numbers, future festivals will grow in both length and number of films screened.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news