Remembering the Man

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Using actual audio recordings, from the 1993 Australian response to AIDS oral history project, of Tim Conigrave, author of the internationally bestselling autobiography Holding the Man (which the feature film with the same name was based on), and interviews with his closest friends, this documentary beautifully weaves together the moving love story of him and his lifetime partner, John, from their schoolboy beginnings to both their deaths from the AIDS epidemic.  


OZ FILM FEST COMMENTS:

“Moving, insightful, funny, romantic, real – these are just some of the words that spring to mind when I think of this divine film. Be warned, you will need a hanky for this one! More than just a story about AIDS, this portrays unconditional and enduring love and its power to live on long after death.” – Laila


REVIEW:

“Through frank and revealing interviews with family, friends, and teachers and by using rare archival footage and photos, Remembering the Man uncovers the real couple behind Holding the Man and asks why their story has endured when they did not.” – artsreview.com.au


The feature will be preceded by the short film

Wingfish

dir. Sam Van Munnen, 2015, 8 mins (Swinburne University of Technology)


Part of the Oz Film Fest

BBFC rating
15
Year
2015
Running time
83 mins
Country
Australia
Other features
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Director
Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe

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July 2nd

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