Bentfest Screenings 2011

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Bent Lenses is proud to present BentFest 2011 – a celebration of queer culture on screen, throughout springOUT 2011.

Friday 11 November:

Bent Fest: Kickoff- What happens when the hardest team in the Sunday Soccer league comes up against a gay team and finds they’ve finally met their match? Rude-boy meets bum-boy in this outrageous new comedy set in the crazy gung-ho world of 5-a-side footy.
Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair. UK. 2009. 90mins
When: 7.30pm
Where:
CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost:
$10.00 (season pass available for $50.00)

Bent Fest: Role Play - A recently outed soap opera actor crosses paths with a recently divorced gay marriage activist, forcing them to confront the price of fame and the fickle nature of celebrity within the gay community.
Director: Rob Williams. USA. 2010. 100mins
When: 9.15pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost:
$10.00 (season pass available for $50.00)

Saturday 12 November:

Bent Fest: The Cost of Love - Dale is a kinky sex addict and rent boy whose speciality is indulging clients in their quirky fantasies. When childhood friend and secret crush Raj announces his engagement to Veena and asks Dale to his best man, he is forced to rethink his own thoughts and feelings, as his life is thrown into disarray. Director: Carl Medland. 2011. UK. 100mins
When: 7.30pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost:
$10.00 (season pass available for $50.00

Bent Fest: Eating Out 4: Drama Camp
– There’s no shortage of drama or camp in the fourth instalment of Q Allan Brocka’s hilarious Eating Out series. Zack and Casey’s relationship is in a slump, but things are about to change at Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp. Zack meets gorgeous Benji, when they get cast as lovers in a sexed-up version of The Taming of the Shrew, their self-restraint is put to the test. Director: Q Allan Brocka. 2011. USA. 96 mins
When: 9.15pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost: $10.00 (season pass available for $50.00)

Sunday 13 November:

Bent Fest: The Sea Purple – Not her father, not the church – can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare (The Sea Purple) presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in a 19th century Italian village. Director: Donatella Marioca. 2009. Italy.105mins
When: 4.00pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost: $10.00 (season pass available for $50.00)

Bent Fest: A Marine Story - Marine Officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy’s ass in a bar fight, but there’s one opponent she can’t beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp. Director: Ned Farr. USA. 2010 98mins
When: 6.00pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost: $10.00 (season pass available for $50.00)

Friday 18 November:

Special Bent Fest Screening: The Doctor’s Wife – In September 2008, Dr Vincent Cornelisse accepted a position in the (very) country town of Biggenden, QLD. He and his partner Jonathan made plans for their move. Neither of the two had ever lived in a country town and were excited about the scene change but nervous about how they would be received. Director: Jonathan Duffy. AUS. 2011 126mins
Followed by a meet-the-filmmaker Q&A with Jonathan Duffy and Dr Vincent Cornelisse
When: 7.30pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost: $10.00

Bent Fest: Bearcity – It’s summer in New York City, and the neighbourhood bears are coming out of hibernation. A group of friends are getting ready for the annual week-long celebration of all things bear, but plans keep getting turned upside down. Queer As Folk meets Sex in the City — only with more hair an tons of hot bear-on-bear action! Director: Douglas Langway. USA. 2010 104mins
When: 9.15pm
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton
More Information: www.bentlenses.org.au
Cost: $10.00

Featured Image: The Doctor’s Wife screening on Friday 18 November 2011

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