The IndigNation Queer Film Festival, 5-6 Aug @The Projector!

Come and celebrate the opening of INDIGNATION 2016 with four screenings of acclaimed queer films, including the Singapore premiere of the acclaimed documentary STRIKE A POSE! Money raised from ticket sales will go towards supporting IndigNation events this year and in future years.

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PAPA RAINBOW
彩虹伴我行
Directed by Popo Fan
Produced by Queer Comrades, PFLAG China
China, 2016
*Media Rating: M18 (Mature 18) – Homosexual Themed.

Date: 5 AUGUST 2016
Time: 7.30pm to 9pm
Venue: The Projector

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://peatix.com/event/181590

SYNOPSIS
In China, most families have difficulties facing their lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) children. They have to contend with common social beliefs that homosexuality is shameful, abnormal, a perverted condition caused by deviant family relationships. Many parents see their kids as their property, and fathers often assert their authority to ensure that no harm comes to the family reputation.

The documentary “Papa Rainbow” features six Chinese fathers who talk openly and freely about their experiences with their LGBT children. Speaking out against discrimination and stigma, they redefine what it means to protect a household. They fully embrace their kids for who they are, and become pioneer activists fighting for an equal and diverse society.

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Strike A Pose: Indignation Queer Film Festival Gala Night 2016
Directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan
Belgium, Netherlands, 2016
Media Rating: M18 (Mature 18) – Homosexual Themed

Come and celebrate the opening of INDIGNATION 2016 with Singapore premiere of the acclaimed documentary STRIKE A POSE, presented by Indignation Queer Film Festival! Money raised from ticket sales will go towards supporting IndigNation events this year and in future years.

Date: 5 AUGUST 2016
Time: 9.30pm to 11pm
Venue: The Projector

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://peatix.com/event/181684

SYNOPSIS
In 1990, seven young male dancers – 6 gay, 1 straight – joined Madonna on the Blonde Ambition tour, her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. Strike a Pose is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

Official Selection for BERLINALE 2016, TRIBECA 2016 and HOTDOCS 2016.

Find out more at:

Strike A Pose: Indignation Queer Film Festival Gala Night 2016
https://www.facebook.com/strikeaposefilm/
http://www.strikeaposefilm.com/

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QUEER SHORTS 2016
*Media Rating: M18 (Mature 18) – Homosexual Themed, Sex and Nudity.

IndigNation Queer Film Festival brings you Queer Shorts 2016 with 4 short films, in one screening, that have been prominent in the LGBTQ community within the last few years; That’s My Boy, When Mom Visits, 犧牲之旅 (Life of Silence) and Soul Mates.

Date: 6 AUGUST 2016
Time: 7.30pm to 9pm
Venue: The Projector

Please get your tickets at http://peatix.com/event/181589

That’s My Boy
Akhil Sathyan
India, 2016

Won Jury’s Best Documentary Award at Bioscope Global Film Festival 2015.
Won Best Documentary at Sanford International Film Festival 2016.

Synopsis:
Thats my boy, a documentary portrays the life of Sonu, who strongly disagrees to believe that his gender is the biological one. Sonu was born a girl but he always knew that his physical body and mental identity were at odds with each other. Amidst all adverse circumstances and a very poor social background Sonia flew towards her goal of defining a synergetic relationship between her body and mind, which finally made her a ‘him’,Sonu.

When Mom Visits
Chang Chiung-wen
Taiwan/USA, 2015

Synopsis:

Vic’s perfect life in America ends as her mother Lynn pays an abrupt visit from Taiwan. Her girlfriend Janet realizes that Vic has never come out as she promised. Devastated, Janet leaves their apartment with a suitcase. The next day, Lynn takes Vic to have lunch with her friends. Vic assumes that Lynn has set her up with a male suitor but little, does she know that her mother has a secret of her own

犧牲之旅
Life of Silence
Ying Cheng-Ru
Taiwan, 2014

Screened at Taiwan Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival 2015, Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2015 and Frederick Film Festival LGBTQ Night 2015, among others.

Synopsis:
A fiction woven in the reality, three gay men tangled in two weddings. When there is contradiction between erotic life and parental expectation, one would have to make a difficult choice. In order to rethink marriage, Life of Silence, a sequel to Body at Large, looks at the oppressed sexual minorities. What is a Happy Family? Is there only a single way to make it? Or one should be able to embrace one’s sexuality freely?

Soulmates
Lei Lei Aye
Myanmar, 2015

Opened for &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival & Cabaret 2016

Synopsis:
Two Myanmar ladies living a normal life in central Myanmar… even though for many people in their country their life as a couple is not so normal. A short documentary film by the Rainbow Reels workshop to open the &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival & Cabaret 2016

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FUNNY & FABULOUS
*Media Rating: M18 (Mature 18) – Homosexual Themed, Sex and Nudity.

IndigNation Queer Film Festival brings you Funny & Fabulous with 2 short films, in one screening, that takes a unique spin to life events; 大龍鳳 (The Dragon and Phoenix Show) and Angmo & Amoi (A Film about Difference).

Date: 6 AUGUST 2016
Time: 9.30pm to 11pm
Venue: The Projector

Please get your ticket at http://peatix.com/event/181583

大龍鳳
The Dragon and Phoenix Show
Mok Yuk Kuen
Hong Kong, 2012

Synopsis:
Mother discovers son’s gay identity after his suicide. She decides to come out of the closet on his behalf and arrange the first ever gay ghost marriage. Little does she know she is getting herself into one conniving scheme after another and insufferable family drama.

Angmo & Amoi
A Film about Difference
Elaine Foster and Seok Wun Au Yong
Malaysia, 2014

Synopsis:
Angmo and Amoi is a mockumentary which follows the life of two queer women in Malaysia – Elaine, a not very politically correct, loud mouthed, white British girl, who works for a local women’s NGO and her new roommate Ying, a regular but not so regular newly out Chinese Malaysian lawyer who wants a bit of fun. Their cultural differences are immediately apparent but a close bond between the girls is quickly forged against all the odds as the two discover they are not so different after all.

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