‘Out of the Closets’ Travels to the USA

01 February 2018

‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ has been selected to screen in Philadelphia in the US as part of the Society for Photographic Education Media Festival 2018.

The Media Festival accompanies the Society’s Annual Conference, this year titled ‘Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community Nationhood.’

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995.

We couldn’t be more pleased that ‘Out’ was selected. This will be our first US screening.

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.

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.

Barbara Creed. Photograph by Wind & Sky Productions.

Screening Information

When: March 01-04, 2018

Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

More information: https://www.spenational.org/

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