Out Takes

Out Takes

Exploring queer film against a broader cultural, political and cinematic backdrop

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October 18, 2021 55 min

Here on Out Takes, we enjoy discussing films and television each week but we also love a good story.

Jacqueline Bublitz is the author of ‘Before You Knew My Name’, her debut novel that came out in May of this year and has since gained critical acclaim and commercial success across the globe. She’s a proud kiwi feminist who calls Melbourne home and who’s love of New York City helps to shape this beautiful and captivating story of tw...

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This week on Out Takes, we looked at PRAY AWAY, the new documentary from producer Ryan Murphy and Director Kristine Stolakis about faith based conversion ‘therapy’ practices in the US and the incredible damage that they cause.

We also looked at a broader cannon of queer cinema that chronicles the harmful effects of conversion therapy: think BOY ERASED and THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST.

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September 27, 2021 45 min

This week on Out Takes, we celebrated the much anticipated release of EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, the heartfelt new coming of age musical from director Jonathan Butterell. Based on the eponymous stage musical, EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE tells the story of sixteen year old Jamie New, a high school student from Sheffield, England, who wants to be a drag queen.

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE is a film with glitter and heart...

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September 21, 2021 47 min

Since 2013, the Queer Screen Film Fest has become a major event that delivers the latest LGBTIQ movies to Sydney’s screens in the month of September. This year’s Queer Screen Film Fest has extended their reach with a fully virtual festival in 2021 and was in full swing for this show. With a spate of fresh new and encore films on offer there was a lot to talk about. So this week on Out Takes, as the Festival hit homes around the cou...

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This week on Out Takes, we celebrated the return of the Queer Screen Film Fest, which commenced from September 16 online for 10 days. Our guests were festival director Lisa Rose, and Alex Liu, whose new documentary A SEXPLANATION screens as part of the festival. A SEXPLANATION follows director Alex Liu on a personal journey of self discovery, as he turns his pursuit of shame-free pleasure into a call for comprehensive sex education...

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September 20, 2021 52 min

This week on Out Takes, we celebrated the release of CINDERELLA on Amazon Prime. From director Kay Cannon, CINDERELLA is a new juke box musical starring Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter. It’s also the latest film in a rich pantheon of CINDERELLA adaptations and rags to riches stories.

We took this opportunity to look back at the rich tradition of CINDERELLA story telling, including the new film MISS from director Ruben...

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September 1, 2021 51 min

This week on Out Takes, we spoke with two Australian content creators, Julie Kalceff & Oliver Ross.

Both Julie and Oliver have recently had stories featured in Screen Australia’s Authentic Storytelling series, spotlighting the importance of not only telling authentic trans stories, but also supporting trans and gender diverse creatives to create their own.

First up, we hear from Oliver Ross who has worked on over 100 creative p...

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September 1, 2021 52 min

In this episode of Out Takes, we looked back at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The Festival had initially planned to take viewers back into cinemas, but last minute lockdown measures across Victoria forced the Festival back online for a second year. The Festival streamed on MIFF Play, the Festival’s online streaming platform, from 5 to 22 August 2021, offering movie lovers across the country some welcome escapism and en...

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This week we spoke with two Australian content creators who are taking the traditional model of making films and turning it on its head, making it more inclusive and accessible to get more diverse films made and on our screens.

First up, we hear from one of our favourite guests on Out Takes, the one and only Kylie Eddy. She’s a writer, director, producer and filmmaker and she can now add published author to her long list of achieve...

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We continued our coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival on Out Takes this week by speaking with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Al Cossar. Catch up on the program and hear about some of the many great LGBTIQ films screening at this year’s Festival and find out how how you can access the festival from your own home with MIFF Play.

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This week on Out Takes, we dive in and take a look at one of our favourite film festivals and some of the many LGBTIQA+ films they have on offer...

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We maybe in lockdown but we’ve still managed to find some great new documentaries for you to stream from the comfort and safety of your home. We took a look...

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This week on Out Takes, we recognised the tenth anniversary of WE WERE HERE. From director David Weissman, WE WERE HERE recalls the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis in...

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‘Dating Amber’ is the second feature film from the very talented London-based Irish writer / director David Freyne. With the film now hitting cinema screens in Australia and available to...

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This week on Out Takes, we turned our attention to the small screen and the rapidly changing world of short form storytelling. In particular, we looked at some of the...

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June 27, 2021 45 min

Before Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda brought the story of Usnavi & Washington Heights (a.k.a ‘In The Heights’) to Broadway in 2008 and now it’s on the big screen as a...

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June 21, 2021 53 min

This week on Out Takes, 3/4 of the team did our first broadcast live from JOY’s new home at the Victorian Pride Centre (we missed you Gina!). So as winter...

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ACMI has launched its new exhibition, Disney: the Magic of Animation. It’s the first time the exhibition, which brings together over 500 Disney artworks, is showing in the Southern Hemisphere....

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St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s largest and longest-running short film festival and it’s back bigger than ever for 2021. The Out Takes team were excited to welcome Festival Director...

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May 11, 2021 53 min

This week on Out Takes, we’re paying our respects to the many incredible people from the cinematic universe behind the scenes and in front of the camera who left us...

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