QUEER film will continue to take over cinemas across the country with the launch of the Feast Film Festival in Adelaide later this month.

A satellite event of the city’s hugely successful Feast Festival, the film festival came out of a desire for more LGBTI events in Adelaide throughout the year.

Feast Film Festival’s artistic director Catherine Fitzgerald told the Star Observer that while last year’s Feast included a whole program of films, many attendees were unable to fit them in with the festival’s already-packed program of theatre and other events.

Fitzgerald was confident the Adelaide community would be able to support more LGBTI events outside of Feast in November.

“To see a film on then big screen and to have filmmakers and actors come and speak and to have forums and all that sort of stuff, it’s something that we in Adelaide love. We’ve had a long history of film festivals here, and think this is just adding to it,” she said.

The festival will feature 17 films over two weekends, beginning with a special screening of Australian classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

The program includes four Australian premieres, including the comedy Such Good People and a documentary on gay rights and internet phenomenon George Takei in To Be Takei.

Favourites from other festivals will also feature in the program, including Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s hit Reaching for the Moon and the comedy Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf (pictured).

Feast Film Festival’s launch shows the continued growth of LGBTI culture in Adelaide, with the community coming out in force to support the main Feast Festival every November.

The city has earned a reputation as a festival town, with Feast joining internationally-acclaimed events like WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

For more information and bookings visit the Feast Festival website.

 

 

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