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Queer Screen - Best of MGFF


Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 27 March 2015

In arguably the funniest film of the Mardi Gras Film Festival, BFFs Kat and Sam are gifted a weekend away to a couples retreat; the only problem is that they are straight and not a couple. Could a weekend of intensive workshops with gay and straight couples reveal something they have been denying for years?

The film features a fantastic cast of recognisable faces, including Australian screen legend Sigrid Thornton (Sea Change, The Man From Snowy River) playing Jacqueline, one of the hosts of the “Closer to Closeness” retreat.  She is joined by openly gay actor Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity) playing J.K, who along with his boyfriend Jonah, visit the retreat to confirm fatherhood is for them.

A dramedy with heart and laughs that has played at over 30 LGBTIQ film festivals, winning a number of Audience Awards, this hilarious comedy is destined to be a festival favourite.

BFFs is a simmering, smart comedy that boils over with laughs at all the right moments. Treat yourself and go see this film.” – Splash Magazine

“A warm, winning female buddy comedy that turns the genre on its head.” – IndieWire

Classification: Unclassified 18+

Dates & Times:
Friday 27 March 7pm


Larisa Oleynik
Eric Lively
Sean Maher
Sigrid Thornton

Winner Audience Award at three festivals: Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Out On Film Atlanta, QCinema Fort Worth GLFF | Nominated The Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Company Credits:
Production Company – Sneaky Pete Productions

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Ticket Prices

Adult $19
Queer Screen Members $16

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