June Film Club

Sunday 18 June: Riot (2018)

Directed by: Jeffrey Walker, Australia

In 1978, faced with the stagnation of efforts to decriminalise homosexuality, a determined group of activists takes it upon themselves to make a final stand and embrace their true identities. Under the leadership of Lance Gowland, a former union leader, they secure a police permit and spread the message far and wide. Despite the bitter winter cold, they don vibrant costumes, join hands, and march down Oxford Street. Unbeknownst to them, a resentful police force lies in ambush, but the bravery they exhibit that night becomes a catalyst for nationwide mobilisation.

Read a review of the film by James Cunningham on Australian Cinematographer Magazine.

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Images courtesy of the film producers