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Tuesday 11 April 2017

Out Takes: Opening night flicks

Posted in: Movies
By staff - 24th April 2014

The 19th Out Takes film fest is the biggest yet. With more than 70 films, there is a lot to pick from! Thankfully the festival team have picked a couple of madcap opening night flicks to make it easy for you to kick things off.

Buy tickets through Eventfinda here

Dir: Darren Stein, USA, 2013


Featuring Megan Mullally! Social warfare erupts in a suburban high school when the most popular girls compete to bag the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend. Tanner and Brent are gay but in the closet. Brent longs for the spotlight, believing that coming out will make him instantly popular, while Tanner just hopes to graduate without ever being noticed. When Tanner is accidentally outed instead of Brent, things go crazy pretty quickly. Frothy and colourful, GBF is chock full of one-liners and enough glittering teenage homosexiness to leave you feeling gaymazing for weeks.

Watch the trailer here

Auckland: Thu 22 May, 7.15pm (Opening Night) & Mon 26 May, 12.30pm
Wellington: Thu 29 May, 7.15pm (Opening Night) & Tue 3 Jun, 1pm
Christchurch Thu 12 Jun, 7pm (Opening Night)

Heterosexual Jill
Dir: Michelle Ehlen, USA, 2013


Jill joins an “ex-lesbian” therapy group, but in order to prove to herself that she is straight she tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the plan of “dating” Jill so that Jill can close the lesbian chapter of her life. What could possibly go wrong? Director Michelle Ehlen, who stars as Jaimie, mixes camp humour with sharp observations on sexuality and identity.

Preceded by The Maids from NZ director Kelsey Sutcliffe. What’s Emily to do when her maid of honour confesses that she loves her?

Auckland: Thu 22 May, 7.15pm (Opening Night)
Wellington: Sun 1 Jun, 7.15pm (Lesbian Gala)
Christchurch: Thu 12 Jun, 7pm (Opening Night)

Tickets go on sale 28 April at or through Eventfinda.

Out Takes ticket desks at the host theatres open on these dates: Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket Sat 17 May, the Paramount in Wellington Sat 24 May, and at Hollywood 3 Cinema in Christchurch when the festival starts on 12 June. will have more details on Monday. staff - 24th April 2014

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