Stephan Elliot to attend 20th anniversary screening of Priscilla at Brisbane Queer Film Festival
Stephan Elliott, director of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, will attend the film’s 20th anniversary screening at the Brisbane Queer Film Festival next month.
Elliott will attend the screening and will also take part in the Q&A to follow, alongside Priscilla costume designer Tim Chappel.
Elliott will also attend BQFF’s closing night Dragathong party following the screening.
According to Elliott, the film played an important role in the shift of perception within mainstream media of the portrayal of the queer community.
“Priscilla was the first film of a generation to actually celebrate the gay rights movement,” Elliot said.
“It followed a decade of HIV induced terror in the 80s and following its release Australia became a gay mecca to the world. Twenty years later, it’s time to celebrate this again, kicking off with the BQFF screening and Q&A, which I can’t wait to be a part of.”
Festival director Troy Armstrong said having Elliott join the festival guests is a highlight of celebrating the iconic film and Elliot’s contribution to the genre.
The 20th anniversary screening, Q&A and closing night party will take place at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Bookings: (07) 3358 8600 / brisbanepowerhouse.org