Pushing Dead

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Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival presents

Pushing Dead

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 31 March 2017
Category Cinema Screening

Quirky and comical, Pushing Dead takes a fresh look at what living with HIV/AIDS means in the modern day, and features great performances from James Roday, Robin Weigert, and Danny Glover.

Even after 22 years positive, Dan (James Roday) is still figuring out how to be open with his illness and all the sadness it has brought him. But despite the subject matter, this is a film perfectly balanced between light silliness and cynicism, and never loses its sense of humour. When Dan finds himself in a race against the clock to get his medication, the American medical system, insurance companies, and all the coffee in the world don’t seem capable of helping him. But throughout the battle Dan’s wry humour never fails, and he’s far more concerned with buying toys from garage sales, trying to out-miserable his old BFF Bob (Danny Glover) and roommate Paula (Robin Weigert), finally getting some writing done, and perhaps even finding love.

Following the classic kooky movie formula, and even lead by the mystical advice of a spooky little girl, the film is elegantly paced and switches between stillness and chaos, with music perfectly chosen to match. Exploring the power of one random act of kindness, Pushing Dead is heart-warming and above all hopeful, and deservedly won audience awards at Frameline 2016 and the 2016 Twist Seattle Queer Film Festival.

Year: 2016
Classification: Over 15
Please Note: This film contains nudity, coarse language and adult content

Dates & Times:
Friday 31 March 7pm

Tickets:
If you are a Queer Screen Member please the visit the Box Office or call them on 8839 3399 to receive your special ticket price of $15.

Presented with

  1. Director: Tom E. Brown
    Producer: Chris Martin, Richard LaGravenese, Eyde Belasco, Jim Bloom
    Cast: James Roday, Danny Glover, Robin Weigert, Khandi Alexander, Tom Riley
    Company Credits: Production Company: Pushing Dead LLC

This low-key comedy about the challenges faced by HIV survivors was an audience award-winner at the Frameline LGBTQ film festival. – Hollywood Reporter

Director Tom E. Brown takes on a cruel, absurdly structured medical system with a light touch and gentle humanity.– Indiewire


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Concession $17
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