Friday 7 May 2010

Councillor Di Forsyth was acting a little gay last night

Cairns Regional Councillor Di Forsyth officially opening the 4th Annual Tropical Alternatives Film Festival, being held at TAFE in Eureka Street, opposite Trinity Bay High School.

"It's a real delight to open this festival, and the very diverse group of people that make up Cairns," Di Forsyth said.

"I'm here representing the Mayor, who couldn't be here tonight. Many of you will know, Val is in Europe enjoying her 60th birthday, but the Cairns Post didn't get it right again, saying she was in Paris. She didn't get their because of the Iceland volcano. I'm sure the Mayor wishes the festival well. I expect that she choked on her latte when she learnt who was the acting acting mayor last week!" Di chuckled.

You can buy tickets online, or at the door. There's a variety of films on this year, which is co-ordinated in conjunction with Queensland Association for Healthy Communities, and presents a variety of films highlighting the richness of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

“Many LGBT people love movies but find their lives and their stories are not regularly reflected on the silver screen," says QAHC Festival Coordinator, Amanda Dean. "The festival shows movies that mirror some of the lives and experiences of people in our community. The opportunity to see these types of films is rare for people living in regional Queensland.”

There will also be a series of free screenings, as part of the Queensland Pride Short Film Competition. These are on Friday 5pm (tonight), and also Saturday at 5pm.

Tickets are $12 and the festival runs till Sunday.


Oliver Redlynch said...

Hmm, Val is supposidly on a european holiday, but Di confirmed that she "never made it to Paris". So where IS she?

Co-incidence? I think not.....

Sammy Jaye said...

Val was spotted in Palermo, Italy... with none other than a Mulgrave Road Balaclava vet Paul Matthews!!!!