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A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

The Queer Fruits Film Festival returns to the Lismore Workers Club this Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December. With a host of great films in the bag and also featuring Q&As with directors.

Director/producer Phoebe Hart will be in Q&A after the Northern Rivers’ premiere screening of her documentary Orchids – My Intersex Adventure. This landmark film, recently nominated for an AACTA Award (Best Documentary Under One Hour), follows Phoebe on her journey of self-discovery to embrace her future and reconcile the past shame and family secrecy surrounding her intersex condition. Despite her mother’s outright refusal to be in the film, Phoebe decides she must push on with her quest to resolve her life story and connect with other intersex people on camera. With the help of her sister Bonnie and support from her husband James, she hits the open road and reflects on her youth.

Don’t miss the one-off opportunity to see the documentary with cast and crew in attendance and with a Q&A with Phoebe after the screening on Friday 30 December 2011, 3pm, at the Lismore & District Workers Club grand auditorium.

This is also the Australian/Pacific premiere of Kink Crusaders by director Mike Skiff showing in a session on Friday 30 December at 8.30pm. The Festival also announces that Ross Grayson Bell, head of screenwriting, AFTRS, will be in attendance as distinguished festival juror. Advance bookings available now. Opening night gala Thursday 29 December, with complimentary beverages and canapes from 5.30 till 7.00 pm.

Full program: www.queerfruitsfilmfestival.org. Advance tickets: www.tropicalfruits.org.au.

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December, 2011, Lismore & District Workers Club, Grand Auditorium.


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