In 2020, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) heads into its 30th year to showcase the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond in the largest queer film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. From 13-23 March, MQFF will present over 110 sessions, many of which will be shown at Village Cinemas Jam Factory. Comprising the best Australian and International features, documentaries and shorts, including World Premieres, Australian Premieres, and Melbourne Premieres, #MQFF30 is one year not to miss out!

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AND THEN WE DANCED

Teenage Merab has spent his life determined to be a lead dancer in the National Georgian Ensemble. When handsome and rebellious newcomer, Iralki enters the company, Merab is sent spinning. Not only has he a rival for the position he covets, but romantic feelings are ignited and in a country that strictly forbids homosexuality, trouble is just around the corner.

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THE STRONG ONES (LOS FUERTES)
Lucas travels from the big city to visit his sister and her partner who live in a remote seaside town in southern Chile. In front of the ocean and the fog, he meets Antonio, a handsome boatswain for a local fishing crew. When an intense romance grows between them, their strength, their independence and their adulthood become immovable in front of the tide.

THE ARCHIVETTES
Born in 1974 in a Manhattan apartment, the Lesbian Herstory Archive has grown to become an essential collection of lesbian history. This inspiring documentary tells the story of the women behind that collection, the devoted Archivettes who have cared for it over the years with passion and perseverance, ensuring that the diversity of lesbian histories and identities, from the personal to the political, live on. Featuring brilliant archival footage and interviews with several generations of Archivettes, it’s an empowering story of pride, resistance and intergenerational connection.

THE GLASS ROOM
Based on Simon Mawer’s acclaimed novel which in turn was inspired by the dramatic events of the 20th century and the birth of an iconic architectural gem, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, The Glass Room is an epic love story between two women who are swept up in the historical events that went on to shape the
modern world.

LINGUA FRANCA
In this beguiling drama, an undocumented Filipina immigrant paranoid about deportation works as a caregiver to a Russian-Jewish grandmother in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When the American man she’s secretly paying for a green card marriage backs out, she becomes involved with a slaughterhouse worker who is unaware that she’s transgender. Lingua Franca is a landmark film, the first to be written and directed by a trans woman of colour.

Passes offer great value giving you significant discounts on the single ticket price. Show your love for MQFF and get your hands on a Pass today!

Booking fees apply to the purchase of Passes, but there are no fees when booking sessions onto your Pass.

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