Queer Screen has the privilege and pleasure to present a new documentary on the true story that inspired the hit play and film Holding the Man. Drawing from Timothy Conigrave’s memoirs, published in 1995 just after his death, as well as interviews from friends, and family, this documentary is a no holds barred look at the grim reality of the AIDS crisis, and the pure love which was able to survive and flourish through it.
Conigrave and John Caleo met at their strict catholic boys school and with the help of their friends they managed to fall deeply in love. Using Conigrave’s charismatic writing to paint this picture of young love, the film portrays a love so normalised between two men, and the tragedy of the death of Conigrave and Caleo does nothing to marr this heart-warming romance.
Remembering the Man is the winner of Most Popular Documentary at Adelaide Film Festival, and is an important reminder of queer history, and a hopeful challenge for our future.
Runtime: 83 mins
Director: Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe
Awards: Most Popular Documentary Adelaide Film Festival
Company Credits: Production Company: Waterbyrd Filmz
Dates & Times:
Friday 1 April 7pm