No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics (In Cinema)
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No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics (In Cinema)

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics (In Cinema)

Tue Feb 22 6:30 PM

Event Cinemas, George St
Open Captioned
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
74 Mins | 2021 | USA | English
Comic books have been around for decades but have largely been the domain of straight, white, cisgender men. This documentary pulls back the curtain on the hidden history of queer comics, focusing on five pillars of the group, Alison Bechdel, Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard and Mary Wings.

Even as comic creators addressed current events such as the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis and censorship, their proud, unashamed and wall-breaking comics will bring you such joy and inspire you to write a list of creators and works to indulge in when you get home.

Featuring fascinating interviews with mainstays and up-and-coming queer comic creators interspersed with gorgeous visuals from the comics themselves, this paints our shared queer history in a new light and is a joy from start to finish.

Sydney Premiere

2021 L.A. Outfest Winner Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature
2020 Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival Winner Frameline Completion Fund

"With No Straight Lines, Kleiman has created a rich, fascinating, and affectionate tribute to queer comic book art and its pioneers that left me with a long summer reading list." - The Queer Review

Event Cinemas, George St

505/525 George St Sydney, NSW, 2000