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What began as an experiment in filmmaking is now the multi-award-winning film 52 Tuesdays. The new Australian film explores issues around youthful exploration and encroaching maturity, gender transition, the passing of time and authentic change.

Screenworks in partnership with Star Court Theatre will be holding a premiere screening of 52 Tuesdays in Lismore on May 6. The film’s co-producer Bryan Mason will also be in attendance and will be taking part in a Q&A session following the film.

52 Tuesdays is about 16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year – once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays – 52 Tuesdays explores a modern world in a moving and provocative way.

52 Tuesdays has been receiving rave reviews from critics and has also won multiple awards at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including Best Director at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival and a Crystal Bear in the Generations 14+ at the Berlin Film Festival.

‘We are delighted to be able to present this ground-breaking film to a northern rivers audience,’ Screenworks’ new general manager Ken Crouch says.

‘More importantly, we are excited to be bringing Bryan Mason to the northern rivers to speak about the fascinating aspect of the film’s story and its unique form. It will be an event not to be missed.’

The event begins at 6.30pm on May 6 at Lismore’s Star Court Theatre.

Tickets are limited for this one-off event and are available now from the cinema or on line at www.starcourttheatre.com.au.


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