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What would you do if a deadly virus wiped out your circle of friends and lovers? Young men who were living out and proud, making new friends, falling in love, having hopes and dreams. For the first time After 82 brings to the screen the untold stories of the AIDS pandemic in the UK. Told by the people who were there and the people who supported them. This is their story of what happened.
“We owe these people and future generations within the LGBT community, and outside, to remember what happened. It’s like our holocaust. You can’t forget.” – Matt Micucci – Gay Essential
The London Australian Film Society will celebrate their national day with a European premiere of the new Australian feature film, THE FLIP SIDE, introduced live on stage by the star, Eddie Izzard, + a programme of short films curated by the New York group, Australian Short Film Today. Complimentary drinks reception generously supported by the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation between the two screenings for all ticket holders.
THE FLIP SIDE
European Premiere with live introduction by Eddie Izzard
Five years ago talented chef Ronnie (Emily Taheny), met British actor Henry (Eddie Izzard) whilst catering on an Adelaide film set & they fell madly in love. But once the film wrapped, the passionate fling was over, crushing Ronnie’s dreams of a London restaurant career & true love.
Now Henry is back in town…. But, Ronnie is living with Jeff (Luke McKenzie), and Henry has his French lover, Sophie (Vanessa Guide), in tow. And kind-hearted Jeff has asked them to stay. Nothing can go wrong with this scenario, surely? Yeah, right.
AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY
Back by popular demand for the second year running, this year's eclectic 90-minute programme of short films includes international award winners, an Academy Award nominee, an animation & a classic from Jane Campion.
This wonderful programme is compiled by the New York group Australian Short Film Today who tour it all over the US and Europe. There will be a public vote for best short film and the curator, Chris Beale, will be in attendance. Chris is also the Chairman of the new Australian film event in NYC, Australian Screen Forum, which debuted in March 2018.
Arturo is a talented chef who was sent to prison for assault and sentenced to community service. While serving his sentence as a cookery teacher to young people with special needs, he meets Guido, who has Asperger's Syndrome. They will team up for a culinary competition. A dramatic comedy in a road movie genre, starring Vinicio Marchioni.
An an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams