Wonder Woman and Atomic Blonde are two of 2017's best blockbusters, and there's no missing the one thing that they have in common. They're not the only stellar ladies doing great things on screen, however — and Screen Queens Movie Nights has more examples.
Taking over Metro Arts' Lumen Room at regular intervals — Friday nights, and close to monthly — the screening series has its sights set on showcasing great flicks with ace female characters. Expect watchable women aplenty, and ample variety in movies, too. Teenage awakenings, a transformative love story with its own transition and magical childhood jaunt are all on the upcoming agenda, for example.
On August 11, The Diary of a Teenage Girl graces the big screen once more, giving anyone who missed it the first time round a perfect cinema catch-up. September 29 sees Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways get a rare Brisbane screening, while Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away does the honours on November 3. And yes, Studio Ghibli movies seem to grace every retrospective film program around, but there's a good reason for that.