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March 2018

Adamas Exhibition

10 March @ 11:00 am - 10 April @ 8:00 pm

Origins of Adamas Stan Wood member of the Kana committee approached a few of us to put on an exhibition to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Kana as we had done in the past. In searching for a theme for the exhibition Jane Bear decided to search for the symbols of a 60th Birthday or anniversary… her research led us to Adamas…from the Greek word meaning unconquerable and Invincible. We thought this was a most appropriate symbol as it takes a…

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The Royal Banners (Easter Concert)

28 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Chamber Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, conductor – Rick Prakhoff Soloists – Emily Swanson (soprano), Meredith Cox (alto), Miranda Brockman (cello) The title ‘The Royal Banners’, is a reference to the Latin hymn ‘Vexilla Regis’, a popular hymn that was sung during Holy Week. The program includes “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden’ by Max Reger, “God so Loved the World ” by Stephanie Martin, “Woman with the Alabaster Box” by Arvo Pärt and a newly commissioned work, “14 Stations…

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April 2018

GQFF – Opening Night – A Moment in the Reeds

13 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Moment in the Reeds

Join us for the opening night feature film of the Geelong Queer Film Festival – A Moment in the Reeds at The Pivotonian Cinema. Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a…

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GQFF – Australian Shorts

14 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Australian Short Films – The Geelong Queer Festival – presented in partnership with Melbourne Queer Film Festival. 12 Noon – Sat 14 April 2018 at the The Pivotonian Cinema. A diverse showcase of queer stories and a celebration of local filmmakers. We proudly present nine new shorts that will take you inside the Australian Sharpie scene of the 1970s, the grunt and sweat of the Australian Women’s Football League, the inner life of a Melbourne bear, a transgender kid’s first day at…

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GQFF – Out in the Line-up – Film Screening + Q&A

14 April @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Screening plus Q&A with Thomas Castets.  – Sponsored by WorkSafe Victoria Tickets: $16/$12 – https://www.trybooking.com/UFHP “Out In The Line-Up” (15+) is a documentary that follows the stories of gay and lesbian surfers around the world. The documentary uncovers stories of fear, isolation and self-doubt, but also tales of hope, self-empowerment and transformation. It deals with the conflicts created by the marketing image of surfers (straight white males and women in tiny bikinis), and how it inhibits personal expression in a sport…

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GQFF – Signature Move

14 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Saturday night feature film of the Geelong Queer Film Festival is ‘Signature Move’ a film about Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian woman in Chicago struggling with her mother’s expectation that she find a husband when she falls in love with Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, who shares Zaynab’s love for Mexican Lucha-style wrestling. 14 April 7:30pm at The Pivotonian Cinema This film sold out at the 2018 MQFF – Get your tickets early! Tickets: $16/$12. https://www.trybooking.com/UJQK The…

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GQFF – The Feels

15 April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Geelong Queer Film Festival presents The Feels. In this racy, hilarious ensemble comedy, a group of friends gather for a weekend away to celebrate the impending wedding of Andy and Lu. On the first drunken night Lu confesses that she’s never had an orgasm, much to Andy’s dismay. As the weekend goes on Lu’s admission isn’t the only thing that transpires, as marriages unravel and sexual tensions boil over. At the The Pivotonian Cinema – Sunday 15 April – 11:00am. Tickets…

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GQFF – The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

15 April @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Geelong Queer Film Festival presents The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. This documentary is the Winner of the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival, and details the life and career of the maestro of San Francisco. Author of the popular book series turned television miniseries Tales of the City, Maupin wrote about taboo subject matter in an engrossing and accessible way. Featuring interviews with Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Sir Ian McKellen, the film becomes more than just about…

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