Sun 15 Sep 4:30PM
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To purchase a ticket to the double-bill on Sun 15 Sep please click here.
DOOR SALES $20
Film+food ticket details at purchase.
Box office 3:30pm/6:30pm
Pre-feature program 4:00pm/7:00pm
Films start 4:30pm/7:30pm
In-cinema dining served 7:00-7:45pm.
Last orders taken 7:15pm.
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36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne view map
Director Céline Sciamma
Duration 82 min
Language French with English subtitles
“You’re witnessing an identity in formation.” The New York Times
Long before he bought a prosthesis and met Chloe Sevigny, it’s safe to assume Brandon Teena experimented with his gender by cutting his hair short and playing rough with boys instead of dolls with the girls. In the grand tradition of Boys Don’t Cry comes Tomboy, a look at the early years of doubt and societal rules that that a young French girl, Laure, navigates when she moves to a new town and has the opportunity to introduce herself as Mikael and be treated as a boy. With this new persona comes love, lies, secret bonds and tears. Oh, the tears!
“Tomboy is, by any stretch, one of the great films made by adults for adults about children.” – Little White Lies
A co-presentation with Filmme Fatales, a truly excellent quarterly zine full of women’s perspectives on the places where film and feminism intersect.
FILMME FATALES DOUBLE BILL: TWO FILMS, TWO FEMALE DIRECTORS, A NEW FLOCK OF FILM FATALES
On Sunday 15 September Tomboy screens as a double bill with She Monkeys. To purchase a double-bill ticket ($30 entry to both films) please use this link. There will be a one-hour interval between films when FEE£INGS (Filmme Fatales’ Brodie Lancaster and Sinead Stubbins) will play iconic tunes from the films that taught them how to feel. Bring your emotions.
Video art in the cinema. This session we feature Melbourne-based artist Clare Rae’s The Wait. Presented in collaboration with Channels — The Australian Video Art Festival, happening 18–21 September 2013.
“Tomboy has more depth and heart than perhaps any film in the last several years.”
“The performances are a knockout, they’re truly believably naturalistic. All the kids are great but Zoe Heran is just stunning, as is Malonn Levana as her little sister. This is just a wonderful gem of a film. Makes you glad some people make movies.”