THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT + LANDLINE

Screening as part of Queer Borders Film Festival, 28 September 2019
Heart of Hawick

7pm | Stephan Elliott | 1994 | Australia | 1hr 44 min | 15

Tickets £5 available from Heart of Hawick online or call the box office on 01450 360 688

25th anniversary screening!
Two drag queens played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce and a trans woman, played by Terence Stamp, journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named “Priscilla”, along the way encountering various groups and individuals.

Priscilla will be preceded by:
Landline | Matt Houghton | 2017 | UK | 12 mins2_Landline-Matt-Houghton-BTS-04

In 2010, a chaplain from Cheshire set up a helpline for gay farmers. Landline journeys into the world of the people who called. Winner of the HBO Documentary Short Film Award Provincetown and the Best Documentary Short Grierson Awards 2018, Landline is a short documentary directed by Matt Houghton and produced by Rupert Williams and Alistair Payne-James about the UK’s only helpline for gay farmers. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations and reconstructive visuals, the film uses the helpline as a lens through which to view the experiences of LGBTQ people in the British farming community.

In a world that prizes traditional masculinity and in which ideas of ancestry are fundamental, being gay can be isolating. But there are also thriving gay scenes in the most rural of towns, stories of unexpected friendships and relationships, and moments so unlikely that they could only happen in real life. Candid, intimate and shocking, Landline is a snapshot of a group of people bound together by circumstance but so often isolated from each other.

Introduced by Behind the Curtain and Scottish Borders LGBT Equality we will be joined by filmmaker Rupert Williams for audience Q&A following the short and before the feature film.

Find out more about about Queer Borders Film Festival by following this link.

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