Rainbow Retrospective

Dendy Newtown is celebrating queer film favourites in a big way.
Sarah Ward
Published on September 19, 2020


Sydney is home to not one but two film festivals focused on LGBTQI+ flicks, but there's always room for more. So, Dendy Newtown has put together Rainbow Retrospective, a program that showcases the great queer movies that have reached cinemas over the years. Whether you need another excuse to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show on a big screen, you fell head over heels for Carol when it first released or you're a fan of Australian drama Holding the Man, you'll find them on the bill.

Screening on various dates for over a month — between Thursday, September 24–Wednesday, October 28 — the full lineup includes 28 titles. In other words, if you're eager to relive a heap of queer cinema highlights, you have plenty of films to choose from. On the retro front, you can check out Robin Williams in The Birdcage, or watch a blistering performance from Alex Dimitriades in Head On. And, from the more recent selection, everything from A Single Man, Stranger By the Lake and Tangerine to God's Own Country, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Sequin in a Blue Room are also on offer.

Obviously, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert nabs a few sessions as well — as do stone-cold masterpieces like Brokeback Mountain, Weekend, Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. If you'd prefer a doco, Bill Cunningham: New York, McQueen and Studio 54: The Documentary are getting a spin, too.

Dendy Newtown's Rainbow Retrospective screens on select dates between Thursday, September 24–Wednesday, October 28.


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