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Opening Night: Tarneit + Lonesome + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Two young boys float in the pool, their heads up, interlocked, under bright sunlight
Lonesome, dir. Craig Boreham, Australia 2022, 95 min., English

The first iteration of the series presents two recent films from Australia, including award-winning filmmaker Craig Boreham’s latest work Lonesome.

Lonesome, dir. Craig Boreham, Australia 2022, 95 min., English

In writer-director Craig Boreham’s stylish erotic gay drama, young gay cowboy Casey (Josh Lavery) flees a scandal in his small hometown for Sydney, Australia, where he loses himself in the easy sex and pervasive loneliness of the big city. When he meets Tib (Daniel Gabriel) there’s instant chemistry, not only sexually but also emotionally as both men find something they have been missing.

The new feature film by award-winning Australian director, Craig Boreham explores sexuality, loneliness and isolation in a world that has never been more connected.


Tarneit, dir. John Sheedy, Australia 2022, 22 min., English

Tyrone lives with his distressed mother and her boyfriend Pommy, a lowlife who despises immigrants and homosexuals. Tyrone’s best friend Clinton, a refugee, lives with his overworked mother and older brother Shaker, who also has firm ideas about race and sex. Despite these obstacles, Tyrone and Clinton are deeply bonded. Partly because they’re both Deaf, partly through a shared sense of neglect, but mostly because they share a dream of one day escaping the harsh violence that swirls around them. 

John Sheedy’s short work is the recipient of the Iris Prize Award 2022.
 
06:30 pm
Tue, 01 Aug 2023
Cinema 1
The interview with Craig Boreham will be prerecorded.

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