tilde Trans & Diverse Film Festival is on again from 13 to 15 November. Our friends at tilde are giving away a double pass to Session 3 of the Festival, The New Man.
At the tender age of 12, Roberto supported the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and fought for education and social reforms. Roberto was to continue the political struggle, fighting alongside the communist Tupamaros in Uruguay. Thirty years later she struggles to live her life as a woman named Stephanía. Documentary filmmaker Aldo Garay has followed Stephanía for over 20 years. In The New Man he provides a personal and tender portrait of a woman who looks back on a tempestuous life in which violence, drugs, sex work and political commitment all found their place. The picture of society that emerges is as diverse as it is intimate.
Teddy Award, Best Documentary – Berlin Film Festival 2015
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Giveaway: To be in the running for a double pass to The New Man, screening on Saturday 14 November at 5pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and mailing address, and include ‘THE NEW MAN’ in the subject line.
In solid.states, Belgium-based German maverick Arco Renz places two accomplished dancers on an unstable moving platform. Performed by Javanese court dancer Eko Supriyanto and Melbourne choreographer Melanie Lane, solid.states borrows elements of their shared Javanese ancestry to trace the interplay between global and traditional forces. Through juxtaposition, both performers share their divergent experiences around the intrusion of Western pop culture into Javanese life. solid.states explores how change ultimately and intimately de-stabilises.
20–21 November, 8pm
Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse (wheelchair accessible)
Giveaway: Our friends at Dancehouse are offering two double passes for solid.states on Saturday 21 November. To be in the running, email email@example.com with SOLID STATES in the subject line.
Based on an inspiring true story, Freeheld stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as a couple who, in their darkest hour, take on the biggest fight of their lives. When long-serving police detective Laurel Hester (Moore) is diagnosed with cancer, she must battle against discrimination in order to leave her pension to her partner, Stacie Andree (Page). With powerful, intimate performances from Moore and Page, Freeheld is a moving love story and a stirring tribute to Laurel and Stacie’s heartfelt quest for justice and equality.
In cinemas 5 November
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Giveaway: We have five double passes to give away for Freeheld. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and mailing address, and include ‘FREEHELD’ in the subject line.
Uncle Chuck is the only one that belongs here, but why does he try his hardest to earn his place? Presiding over a boxing ring in the corner of a house filled with the detritus of domestic living, Uncle Chuk introduces us to a multicultural, multi-generational family. Lech Mackiewicz’s absurdist play NaGL (Not a Good Look), directed by Greg Ulfan, muses over the oddities of living together, and shifts the lens onto contemporary Australia.
Wed 7 – Sat 17 October
Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Giveaway: Email email@example.com with ‘NOT A GOOD LOOK’ in the subject line, and include your name and phone number, to be in the running for a double pass to Opening Night on Wednesday 7 October.
Celebrated experimental German pianist Volker Bertelmann – known as Hauschka – is not what you’d expect. Having studied classical piano for ten years, his work as Hauschka playfully explores the possibilities of the ‘prepared’ piano – a disruptive intervention into the idea of the piano as a pure-toned, perfected instrument waiting for a gifted virtuoso to play on it.
Hauschka is recognised as one of the 21st century’s greatest proponents of prepared piano. His New York debut has been described as “a transporting, ecstatic experience.”
Tue 17 November
Melbourne Recital Centre,
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank
Giveaway: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘HAUSCHKA’ in the subject line, and include your name and phone number, for a chance to win a double pass.
A high camp homage to silent cinema and the ultimate queer hero, The Prince of Darkness.
From acclaimed company, Little Ones Theatre, comes a new theatrical event that will recreate the Silent Film experiences of the early 20th Century live on stage. Live musical accompaniment. Shadow play. Title cards. Excessive eye-liner. Physical comedy. Popcorn machines. Fangs. This is Dracula like you have never seen it before.
An extravaganza inspired by the cinematic evolution of one of literature’s most intriguing queer figureheads.
Fri 30 October – Sat 14 November
Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Giveaway: Email email@example.com with ‘DRACULA’ in the subject line, and include your name and phone number, for a chance to win one of two double passes to the Friday 30 October performance.
Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction.
For this thylacine tracker and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and fight to survive.
Wed 16 – Tue 22 September
Preview Tue 15 September
Auslan-interpreted performance Sat 3 October
Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank
Giveaway: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘THYLACINE’ in the subject line, and include your name and phone number, for a chance to win one of three double passes to the Friday 18 September performance.