‘Out of the Closets’ Part of Women in Film Festival

We are delighted to announce that ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ has been selected to screen at the Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2018.

This annual festival endeavours to promote the many talented women who work within all areas of film production, and to encourage and inspire women with creative aspirations to pursue their passions with confidence.

‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ was written and produced by two women and one man: Kathie Mayer, Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo. It was directed by Jary Nemo and features archival footage edited and shot by Barbara Creed.

Wind & Sky Productions has a proud track record of gender equality in production and it is brilliant that our talented creative women are being recognised in this festival.

About the film

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ (2016, 12.22 mins)

Written and Produced by Lucinda Horrocks, Kathie Mayer and Jary Nemo. Directed by Jary Nemo.

In 1970s Melbourne a group of students made a stand for gay pride at a time when homosexuality was criminalised and discrimination and abuse was widespread. When being gay meant hiding your true self. Where the act of coming out was a radical form of protest. More than 40 years on, Gay Liberation Front members reflect on the impact of those days.

Gay Pride Week 1973. Photograph by Frank Prain. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

The film features interviews with Melbourne Gay Liberation Front members, archival images from the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives collection, and original Super 8 footage of 1970s Gay Lib and Women’s Lib activities filmed and edited by Barbara Creed. The story was produced by Wind & Sky Productions in collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) and is based on the 2015 physical exhibition of the same name curated by the Archives.

Screening Information

‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ is screening at the 2018 Melbourne Women in Film Festival as part of the Shorts Session 1 session 4pm Saturday 25 February at the RMIT Cinema, 113 Swanston Street Melbourne. Tickets $18/$15.

More information and to book tickets: http://mwff.org.au/shorts-1/

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