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Sat 11 Nov 5:45 PM

Cinema Nova - Cinema 8
Open Captioned
Allocated Seating
Unclassified 15+
74 Mins | Australia

T-Blockers is Alice Maio Mackay’s third feature, made when she was seventeen. As with all her work to date – at the time of printing, she’s already at work on a fifth feature and in cahoots with The People’s Joker’s Vera Drew – it’s an avowedly “transgender and queer film”, shot with a predominantly queer, non-binary and trans cast and crew.

Its Invasion of the Body Snatchers-esque premise could hardly be more relevant in 2023: a parasitic infection turns fearful people into alt-right transphobes, hellbent on committing hate crimes. Throw in a found-footage mystery – said footage features a campy film host (Drag Race Down Under alumna Etcetera Etcetera) – and snappy, authentic dialogue between its young leads, trans filmmaker Sophie (Lauren Last) and Spencer (Lewi Dawson), and the future of Australian horror is clear – and it could scarcely be any more queer!

Screening followed by Q&A with director Alice Maio Mackay and drag queen Etcetera Etcetera

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Cinema Nova - Cinema 8

380 Lygon Street Carlton, Victoria, 3053