Celluloids from the Closet

Multiple Dates
Sunshine Coast

Four documentary films, four festival themes, through a different lens.

Thursday 11 August, 9.30-11am

Mission: Joy
Deeply moving and LOL funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times.

Thursday 11 August, 11.30-12pm

Faithfully me
Coming out as transgender in a Christian environment from two different sides of the pulpit, this story follows Jo Inkpin, Australia’s first openly transgender priest, and Rhett Pearson a transgender man, as they embark on their own individual quests to reconcile their true identities and their faith.

Friday 12 August, 10-11.45am

Off Country
OFF COUNTRY follows the lives of seven Indigenous students as they leave home to spend a year boarding at one of the oldest and most elite boarding schools in the country, Geelong Grammar. From inside the boarding house, on the sports field and in the classroom we follow the 2020 school year as the boarding school is thrown into chaos as they tackle the pandemic. Wrestling with their conflicting identities as students move between boarding life and home life, OFF COUNTRY creates a historic record of one of Australia's key Indigenous education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be an Indigenous child in Australia today.

With 20 minutes Q&A with Director, John Harvey at the end of the film at 11.25am.

Saturday 13 August, 10-10.20am and 11-11.20am

Regenerating Australia – a 17 minute short film by the creative team of the award winning film ‘2040’. It is based on a 4 month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.

What would Australia look like in 2030 if we simply listened to the needs of its people? The latest film from Damon Gameau, the award-winning director of 2040 and That Sugar Film.

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We acknowledge the Jinibara people and the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the different areas of country on which The Rangebow Festival takes place and we pay our respects to indigenous elders, past, present and emerging.