by GREG KING
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival continues to showcase the best in LGBTIQ cinema from around the world. This year the festival features some 120 features, documentaries and short films, including two Australian feature debuts. The opening night film is Freak Show, the closing night film is Becks. Highlights include Love, Simon, a queer coming of age film that will get a commercial release shortly after the festival, and a screening of Prick Up Your Ears, a biopic of playwright Joe Orton, which was one of Gary Oldman’s early performances. The festival screens at ACMI from March 15 through to March 26.
Greg speaks with Spiro about this year’s packed program to pick out some highlights.