One of the must-see films making up part of this year’s queerDOC film festival is the thought-provoking Red Without Blue.
This winner of Best Documentary awards at seven film festivals, both queer and mainstream, looks at the remarkable lives of Mark and Alex Farley, identical twin brothers from a Christian Scientist family.
They grow up with an incredible bond that is threatened when Alex takes them both out of the closet at junior high school.
Through their tumultuous teens the boys are separated, and a new stress on their relationship comes into play when they are reunited two years later. Alex has decided to gender transition into Clair.
The documentary was filmed over a three-year period by filmmakers who had a close relationship to the family. This helps the film achieve an incredible intimacy that is missing from many documentaries.
Red Without Blue is screening 20 September, 7.30pm, Randwick Ritz Cinema.