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Exciting premieres for MardiGras Film Fest

The complete catalog of films on offer at the 21st annual Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival has now been confirmed, and includes locally-made premiers, incredible true stories, flirty tales and sexy romps.

The 2014 festival will be held at Event Cinemas on George Street from 13-23 February, featuring 45 feature film and short film showcases, rolling a range of documentaries, comedies, compelling stories and amazing actors.

“The entire program is full of incredible pieces of queer filmmaking, celebrating works from around the world, but there’s also a few that are sure to thrill,” says festival director Paul Struthers.

It’ll be the first chance we get to see the highly anticipated Australian documentary Out in the Line-Up, which takes a close look at gay surfers both here and around the world.

52 Tuesdays is another Aussie-directed debut, and is also playing at the Sundance and Berlin Film Fests this year. It shows how 16-year-old Billie reacts to her mother’s plans to gender transition. Their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons, so the film takes place over a course of a year.

Guaranteed to get people talking is Bruce LaBruce’s drama Gerontophillia, showing a sweet young nursing home attendant who is drawn to an elderly man. Together they decide to escape their lives on a road trip to remember. Watch a clip below.

Perhaps the cheekiest title of this year’s festival belongs to Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf, an award-winning and hilarious comedy of Anna, kicking off at her 40th birthday party. Her goals are to make a feature film, lose 20 pounds and get a girlfriend. Will she succeed? is proud to once again be an official media partner of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.

See you at the festival! Browse the films and book tickets via the QueerScreen website here.

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Marko said on the 16th Jan, 2014

Didn't the movie have Liz Taylor in it? Nope wait misread it. It say's Vagina not Virginia.

Gerontophilia seems to have interesting premise. Well the vid looked interesting at least.