Closing Night Gala: Holding the Man

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Indie Gems Film Festival

Closing Night Gala: Holding the Man

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 13 September 2015

Featuring Q&A with screenwriter Tommy Murphy

Timothy Conigrave’s beloved, bestselling memoir became an award-winning stage play; now, at last, it’s been adapted for the big screen.

A tender, celebratory and refreshingly honest memoir about the author’s long-term love for John Caleo, his Melbourne high school’s football captain, it charts their 15-year romance through passion, discrimination, illness and tragedy.

Stars Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Packed to the Rafters), Craig Stott (McLeod’s Daughters), Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, Animal Kingdom) and Anthony LaPaglia (Balibo, Lantana) and directed by the former Artistic Director of Belvoir St Theatre Neil Armfield (Candy).

Join us after the screening for the Closing Night Gala party with catering and drinks provided! A great chance to meet filmmakers and film buffs alike.

Classification: MA15+ (Strong sex scenes and nudity)
Distributor: Transmission Films

Dates & Times:
Sunday 13 September 6:30pm

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Tommy Murphy co-wrote Devil’s Playground for Foxtel/Showcase (winner Logie Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie and AACTA Best Telefeature or Mini Series). Tommy is also an award-winning playwright. His stage adaptation of Holding the Man from Timothy Conigrave’s memoir (AWGIE, Philip Parsons Award, People’s Choice, NSW Premier’s Award, ACON Arts and Media Community Award) has had productions every year since its premiere including Adelaide (STCSA), Melbourne (MTC), Sydney (Griffin, Belvoir, Sydney Opera House), Brisbane (La Boite), New Zealand, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London’s West End. Tommy is currently under commission from Black Swan Theatre Company (as winner of the Richard Burton Prize) and for Belvoir. His adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding formed part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and other plays include Troy’s House, Strangers in Between (NSW Premier’s Literary Award Winner) and Gwen in Purgatory (WA Premier’s Award for Best Play, The Richard Burton Prize). Tommy is a graduate of NIDA (Director’s Course) and has been writer-in-residence at Griffin and Belvoir where he adapted Peter Pan, which transferred to Broadway in 2013.



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