Holding The Man Screenings

POUTfest 2016 was launched last Wednesday with our acclaimed film HOLDING THE MAN at Picturehouse Central in London’s West-End. We have more screenings to announce for this award winning movie around the UK. Including a screening Monday at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham and then also from 2 June:

Picture House Clapham, London SW
VUE Manchester Lowry
VUE Islington London N1
VUE Leeds Light
VUE Cheshire Oaks
VUE Finchley Road  London NW
VUE Piccadilly  Central London
VUE Westfield Shepherds Bush

Based on the stage version of Timothy Conigrave’s bestselling memoir and love letter to his partner, Holding The Man is a heart-rending tale of two teenagers, Timothy and John who fall in love at school and start a relationship that lasts nearly two decades. Enduring temptations, discrimination and divisive jealousies, their biggest challenge comes when illness threatens to drive them apart. Emotionally intimate and honest, it’s a heart-breaking drama that ultimately celebrates the enduring power of love. Ryan Corr (Wolf Creek 2) and Craig Stott play the two lovers, with solid support from some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest actors including Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Sarah Snook. Also screening with UK short film, MORNING IS BROKEN (2015, 11 mins), Directed by Simon Anderson, two men share a first kiss at a wedding reception with dramatic consequences.

Here are just some of the four and five star  press review quotes of the last week:

“The most beautiful cinematic love story since Brokeback Mountain. Immensely moving. It’s important you see this film…One of the finest pieces of film Australia has contributed to LGBT cinema” Attitude

“Holding the Man is powerful, emotional and compelling – this movie should be shared, discussed and appreciated.”  Gaytimes.co.uk

“As delicate as devastating. As tender as tremendous. Pitched as ‘A love story for everyone’, HOLDING THE MAN should be seen by everyone.” Movie Marker

“Nicely pitched. Nicely played. Very moving. Proper, grown-up filmmaking’. Radio Times


We’ll be updating you weekly with  new films and cinemas taking part in the 2016 tour and if you want to, you can join in and bring the festival to your local cinema. Just let us know where you would like POUTfest 2016 to visit.  We also have an exciting new Poutfest Tour  ticketing website coming soon!

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