There was no broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade again this year, but SBS screens gay-themed content tonight with a repeat of the Stonewall documentary and several short films under the SOS banner (once known as Eat Carpet).
Maybe next year SBS can screen the Parade as part of their charter… after all they just gave us a Live Tropfest broadcast.
This program explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. It revisits a time when homosexual acts were illegal throughout America. When police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on 28 June, 1969, gay men and women did something they hadn’t done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
The Wilding – A film about a relationship between two juvenile inmates in a detention centre. The love between Malcolm and Tye might flourish naturally in the real world, but in the detention centre, their love can barely survive because of the violence that surrounds them. (From Australia) (Rpt) M;
The Shower – Elisa and Manuela have lived together for five years, but now they must separate. On their last morning together, they will pass through a gamut of emotions as they try to capture the last fragments of their relationship before it dissolves forever. Winner, DAAD Short Film Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2011 (M).
Play Name – The hopes and fears of two young men, a Thai college student and an American hedge fund manager, are exposed during a steamy night in Bangkok.
Blokes – Santiago, Chile, 1986. Luchito, a 13-year-old boy, obsessively contemplates Manuel, his 16-year-old neighbour, whom he can see standing by the window in an adjacent project building. Winner, Best Narrative Short – San Francisco International Film Festival 2011.