Palace Cinemas at Raine Square (Perth) is set to transform into a shimmering sea of colour, making Perth proud as the first WA shopping precinct to host a pride event: PrideFest 2020 Film Festival.
Part of the proceeds for the event will be donated to Pride WA, and it will celebrate diversity, inclusion, self-expression and thoughtfulness. Featured throughout will be screenings of four of the best LGBTQIA+ films of all time.
Modern cult classics 'Call Me By Your Name', 'Moonlight' and 'The Birdcage' will feature on the big screen, as well as the Perth premiere of the Australian comedy 'Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)'.
In addition to the screenings of these films, each will be accompanying by a pre-film immersive cinematic experience, incorporating live music, entertainment, photo opps, canapes, and a drink on arrival.
Launching the festival is 'Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)', a coming-of-age romantic comedy which will include a Q&A with the film's director Monica Zanetti, a drink on arrival, entertainment, a live DJ and drag performances.
Then, viewers will be immersed in hot summer romance 'Call Me By Your Name', the Academy Award-winning cult film. They'll also be treated to their own taste of an Italian getaway with pop-up Italian wine tastings, prosecco, Italian cafe vibes played by a DJ, and Italian canapes!
'Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)'
The infamous Miami main strip comes to Perth with the screening of 'The Birdcage' starring Robin Williams. Accompanying this will be a cocktail on arrival, a DJ set and a live performance by Samba dancer Sandrina Barbosa.
To close things off, the 'Moonlight' even will be a Sunday soiree featuring the three-time Academy Award-winning film, a shimmer photo booth moment with some of Perth's favourite drag queens, a live DJ set and some prosecco and sushi!
"We are extremely proud to be presenting the PrideFest 2020 Film Festival at Raine Square," Charter Hall Fund Manager Trent James says. "We are passionate about celebrating Western Australia’s rich and diverse community."
"It is Pride WA’s mission to promote and encourage the community, culture and artistic expression of all people of diverse sexuality and gender living in Western Australia," Pride WA's Michael Della-Maddelena adds. "So we are incredibly excited that our community will see films where they are represented, heard and celebrated." Ticket and screening information can be found here.
PrideFest 2020 Film Festival is on at Raine Square Palace Cinemas from 18-29 November.