The Melbourne Queer Film Festival runs
for twelve days starting March 5th in Melbourne,
Australia. The opening night gala event, to be held at the iconic
art deco Astor Theater, includes a feature film and a short.
Canadian filmmaker Laurie Lynd's
Breakfast With Scot is a
touching comedy that tells the story of gay couple Eric and Sam's
trials parenting Scot. Eric and Sam have played it straight to the
world during their four year relationship. Eric is an ex-NHL star
hockey player who has turned his one-time fame into a sportscasting
career; Sam is a corporate lawyer. It is this seemingly perfect
power coupling that is re-examined when Scot enters their lives.
and Sam take-in recently orphaned 11-year-old Scot, expecting a
rambunctious pre-teen. Instead Scot is a flamboyant boy more
comfortable with who he is than his guardians. Freaked out by Scot's
effeminate demeanor, Eric and Sam nudge Scot to more a more
acceptable Canadian pastime – hockey.
end, Breakfast With Scot
asks us to confront the compromises we have made in our own lives to
Cavanagh (Ed, Love Monkey)
stars as the amiable ex-NHL player Eric and Ben Shenkman (HBO's
Angels In America, Must Love Dogs)
plays Sam, both lend star power to a strong script.
Breakfast With Scot
provides the main feature film for the opening night of the Melbourne
Queer Film Festival. The movie is set for a March 18th
short film is also included in the opening night's program. Mirror
Mirror is John Winter's film
about an elderly crossdresser. Joe is saying goodbye to Jana in the
makeup mirror. After so many years together, saying goodbye to
yourself is never easy.
Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is the largest queer film festival in
Australia, screening over 120 films in 2008. MQFF opening night is
March 5 and the festival runs for 12 days.
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