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Thursday 2nd August



Thursday 2nd August

Gala - 7:00pm / Screening - 8:00pm

Screen 2

Riot shines a spotlight on Australia’s gay and lesbian rights movement and the passionate individuals who, facing ever-present adversity, conceived a celebration of diversity, in what is now a key moment in LGBTQ history.

In the infancy of the Australian gay rights movement of the 1970’s, LGBT people lived a life of mistreatment in their communities and faced police brutality and legislative persecution. Led by gallant everyman Lance Gowland, a devoted and seasoned activist community began to focus on the fight for civil rights. Securing a permit for a legal protest, a small but passionate group collected behind a truck driven by Lance, to stage a street party and joyfully declare their pride. Riot is not a sombre tale of torment and oppression, but rather an uplifting and inspirational tale of the roots of Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade, and those who fought to bring equality to Australia’s LGBTQ community.

Presented in partnership with Queer Screen Sydney.

Supported by the Australian Embassy of Ireland.

Purchase tickets here.

Country: Australia  /  Year: 2018  /  Director: Jeffrey Walker

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