19.9 C
Byron Shire
June 7, 2023

Ryan Corr comes to Byron for Holding the Man preview

Latest News

Jumping Red Ant

Victoria Cosford Whenever I approach Jumping Red Ant, I immediately want to make ratatouille, or caponata – any of those...

Other News

Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?

The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...

Mullumbimby Giants rope in the Mustangs

The Mullumbimby Giants have played their way back into the top four of local, first-grade rugby league with a...

A deer in the headlights

The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.

It’s a lady tradie workshop!

Mullumbimby High School hosted a practical workshop for year 9 and 10 girls. The event was supported by Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen and the DoE Educational Pathways Program.


It is with great concern and disappointment, but not surprising, we have to declare that the brief hope we...

Sustainable fashion course in Byron this season

Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.


Australian actor Ryan Corr will be in Byron Bay this week for a special advance screening of Holding The Man, a new film in which he has the starring role.

Corr has appeared in numerous films and TV programs including The Water Diviner, Wolf Creek 2, Love Child and Packed to the Rafters.

Actor Ryan Corr is coming to Byron Bay for Q&A at a benefit preview of the film Holding the Man.
Actor Ryan Corr is coming to Byron Bay for Q&A at a benefit preview of the film Holding the Man.

With him will be the producer of Holding The Man Kylie du Fresne, who also produced the hugely successful The Sapphires, and both will take part in a Q&A after the film.

The event, to be held at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Sunday August 23 at 6 pm, is a fundraiser for ACON, NSW’s leading HIV prevention and support group.

The film is a wonderfully moving love story set in the early years of Australia’s HIV crisis, and is based on the memoir of Timothy Conigrave, who worked as a health promotion officer at ACON in the early 1990s developing HIV prevention campaigns.

The event is sponsored by an investor in the film, Byron Shire local Peter Waters of Byron Plantation and The Arthouse.

ACON Northern Rivers manager Marie Reilly says the event will be a special evening for the Northern Rivers LGBTI and HIV positive community.

Holding The Man is one of our community’s most cherished love stories, and it provides a compelling personal insight into the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS during the early years of the epidemic. It’s a beautifully sad, surprisingly funny and ultimately uplifting film with great performances and a terrific soundtrack,’ Marie said.

Conigrave’ s memoir was adapted for the stage by Tommy Murphy in 2006 and has become one of the most successful Australian stage productions in recent years, playing in most Australian capital cities and London’s West End.

Murphy also wrote the script for the film, which is directed by Neil Armfield. Starring with Ryan Corr are Craig Stott, Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook and Anthony LaPaglia.

Holding The Man had its world premiere at the recent Sydney Film Festival, where it received critical and popular acclaim.

Tickets for Sunday’s premiere are $25 or $15 concession, and include a pre-film drink . They can be purchased in advance through ACON:  www.acon.org.au/HTMByron.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The secret nature of the Iron Gates case

Despite a comprehensive refusal of the development application for residential development at the Iron Gates at Evans Head last year the DA is still ‘live’ in the NSW Land & Environment Court as the developer pushes back.

Vaping and young people – what can be done to reduce the impact?

Two community forums are being held to look at the issue of youth vaping. The first is taking place today in Coffs Harbour and a second forum will be held in Ballina on 20 June.

Man charged following shooting in Ballina 

A man has been charged following a public place shooting in Ballina.

Army depot construction starts in Chinderah 

Federal Labor have announced local Indigenous companies in Tweed Heads are starting construction of new facilities, which will benefit the Australian Army’s A Company, 41st Battalion, Royal NSW Regiment and 225 Army Cadet Unit.