“Perfectly realised…a bracing, present-tense exploration of sex, intimacy and love.” – The New York Times
Melbourne’s monthly queer film event, Underground Queer Cinema, invites you for a special night of drinks, queer cinema trivia and a screening of Andrew Haigh’s acclaimed 2011 film, “Weekend”.
Weekend follows Russell (Downtown Abbey’s Tom Cullen), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and bars, telling stories and having sex, while developing a connection that will resonate throughout their lives. This affecting and naturalistic romance is beautifully realised, earning comparisons to Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” in its exploration of how two people can come together only briefly, yet impact each other in a profound way.
Queer cinema trivia and pre-film intro by Underground Queer Cinema host, Christopher Hill, with prizes to be won and free popcorn included!
“Bittersweet, achingly authentic, and so intimate it almost feels invasive.” – The A.V. Club
“There is a need for stories that address the complex entanglements of love and sex honestly, without sentiment or cynicism and with the appropriate mixture of humour, sympathy and erotic heat. Weekend, Andrew Haigh’s astonishingly self-assured, unassumingly profound second feature, is just such a film.” – The New York Times
Underground Queer Cinema is a not-for-profit, independent monthly film event, hosted by Loop Project Space and Bar.