Hating Peter Tatchell (Cairns)
Date 1 September 2022
TimeArrivals6:00 pmProgram commences6:30 pm
Location Event Cinemas 21 McLeod Street, Cairns
TicketsFree for AACTA members use promo code AACTA
AACTA Members are invited to a special encore screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Hating Peter Tatchell, starring Ian McKellen & Stephen Fry. Director Christopher Amos and Peter Tatchell will be taking part in Q&As following the screenings.
Information from the director:
Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Queer Screen's Film Festival and Winner of Best Original Score for Documentary at the International Sound & Film Music Festival. Hating Peter Tatchell is one of this year's must-see documentaries.
Nominated for multiple awards including Best Feature Length Documentary at the Screen Producers Australia Awards and Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at the Director's Guild Awards. From executive producers Elton John and David Furnish, Hating Peter Tatchell is the powerful and inspiring true story of the controversial human rights campaigner whose provocative acts of civil disobedience rocked the British establishment, and revolutionise attitudes to homosexuality and exposed world tyrants.
Featuring an amazing array of rare archives and an intimate conversation between celebrated actor Ian McKellen and Peter himself, as well as evocative interviews with the likes of former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, activist Angela Mason, and actor Stephen Fry, this film explores what motivates Peter Tatchell's lifelong fight for equality. The film follows Peter now as he embarks on his riskiest crusade yet by seeking to disrupt the FIFA World Cup in Moscow to draw attention to the persecution of LGBT+ people in Russia and Chechnya.
Hating Peter Tatchell received principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with WildBear Entertainment, and is financed with support from the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund and Screen Queensland.
You can view the trailer here: