In 1978, when the push to decriminalize homosexuality had stalled, a group of friends decide to make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. Led by a former union boss, they get a police permit and spread the word, unaware that the courage they find will finally mobilize the nation. This vivid retelling of “Australia’s Stonewall” is brought to life by a superb ensemble cast playing the real-life figures whose activist work led to the creation of the first-ever Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
SUN | July 15 | DGA 1 | 4:30 PM
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Australia | 106 minutes | 2017
Post Screening Reception:
DGA Atrium | 6:15 – 7:30 PM
For over a decade, Jeffrey Walker helmed major Australian television productions shown domestically and around the world. The “Jack Irish” TV movies, starring Guy Pearce, won Walker the Australian Academy Award for Best Direction in Television, making him the youngest-ever recipient. Walker began directing in the US in 2012 and so far has directed episodes across 11 TV series, including “Modern Family,” “Bones” and the critically-acclaimed “Difficult People,” where he directed all episodes and executive produced alongside Amy Poehler.