Doc Edge Pride showcases queer culture

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

For one weekend only, the Auckland Art Gallery will open its doors to Doc Edge Pride for a plethora of real-life stories that have queer culture at their heart. Ahead of their mid-year festival, the Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) has curated a stunning selection of international films that will have you laughing, crying and discovering truths in the trials and tribulations of queer life.

When: Friday 15 February, 7pm - Sunday 17 February, 9pm
Cost: ticket prices range from $12 - $19 per session (fees may apply). Auckland Art Gallery membership and multiple movie discounts are available.


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Women at the helm of more than half the films screening in Competition at SXSW 2019

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Titles helmed and co-helmed by women account for 60% of the features screening in this year's South by Southwest Festival Competition categories. Seven of the 10 films in the Documentary Feature Competition are helmed or co-helmed by women, and of the 10 films in the Narrative Feature Competition, five are women-directed. All eight of the Global entries are directed by women. The least female-friendly categories are The Headliners (for the "big names"), where Olivia Wilde's directorial debut Booksmart is the sole woman-directed title, and the 24 Beats Per Second section, where the only feature with a woman at the helm is Julia Parnell's The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps.

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A still from The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps