In actor-director Joel Edgerton’s potent drama the teenaged son of a Baptist pastor is forced into a gay-conversion programme by his parents. Based on Garrard Conley’s eponymous memoir, the film, driven by a superlative performance by Hedges (Lady Bird), intelligently considers what it means to reconcile one’s upbringing with one’s own self-respect and moral truths.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Venus
A short documentary dealing with issues of disability and empowerment through drag performer, Venus Dimilo. An intimate human story of survival and acceptance.