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PrideFEST Film Fest Perth

PrideFEST and Palace Cinemas are proud to partner for the first time for a festival of films and fabulousness during the PrideFEST month of November. The 2019 PrideFEST FilmFEST will take place at Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge each Thursday – November 7, 14, 21 & 28.

The eclectic program of LGBTQ documentaries and feature films over four weeks reflect the 2019 PrideFEST themes of reflect; love, community, identity and heroes.

Normal cinema prices apply for each screening event, starting at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm film start, Cinema Paradiso will have their bespoke festival cocktail – The Rainbow Spritz, available to purchase at the bar.

Tickets are on sale now, available at www.palacecinemas.com.au or from the cinema. Part proceeds of tickets sold will go to Pride WA.

 

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER:  STUDIO 54 – OPENING NIGHT GALA

6.30pm arrivals, 7.00pm film

The festival premieres with a feature documentary that glitters like a mirror ball about the infamous Studio 54 and the real story behind the world’s greatest night club of all time.  From 1970s New York it tells how one nightclub defines an era and a generation.  Rating CTC.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-tAZD7TpU4

Opening night screening gala will include the official festival opening by PrideFEST glambassador Famous Sharron. Opening night will pay homage to the ‘89ers – the first people to publicly protest for gay rights at WA state Parliament in 1989 – who will be special guests on the night. 

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER:  VITA & VIRGINIA – WA PREMIERE SCREENING

6.30pm arrivals, 7.00pm film

Vita & Virginia is the true story of the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and the enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). The film tells the story of the birth of the novel their intoxicating encounters inspired; Woolf’s bold experiment in art and androgyny, Orlando.  Rated M.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/yw4m6jPsY4M

The PrideFEST FilmFEST screening is an exclusive WA premiere screening, with this feature film not releasing in cinemas until December.  

 

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER:  HALSTON – CELEBRATION OF FASHION

6.30pm arrivals, 7.00pm film

America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glitz and glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s profound impact on fashion, culture, and business.  Rating CTC.

Trailer:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_npgDEPQsM

A pop-up gallery of Halston’s life in pictures will be on display in the cinema foyer before the event.

 

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER:  ROCKETMAN – CLOSING NIGHT SINGALONG CELEBRATION

6.30pm arrivals, 7.00pm film

On the eve of the real Rocketman himself coming to Perth, join the big screen celebration of Elton’s life in a special sing-along version of ROCKETMAN.  The epic musical fantasy and incredibly human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John, with a stunning performance from Taryn Egerton.  Rated M.

Trailer:   https://youtu.be/NTm5DWgL-MU

The movie includes subtitles for the audience to sing-along to songs in the film.  Best dressed Elton on the night will win an indoor skydiving voucher to iFLY Perth. 

 

For further information or tickets to the PrideFEST FilmFEST visit www.palacecinemas.com.au  or contact Cinema Paradiso, 164 James Street, Northbridge.

 

Tickets:

Full price $19.50
Student / Conc $15.00
Seniors $14.00
Palace Movie Club $14.50

 

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Dates

Every Thursday, November 7 – 28

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