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PrideFEST Film Festival

Raine Square and Palace Cinemas are proud to present the 2020 PrideFest Film Festival, with part proceeds supporting Pride WA! Enjoy four immersive cinema experiences like you have never seen before with each film including a fabulous pre-film function, live music, entertainment, Instagram ops, canapes and a drink on arrival! Join us for two Evening Gala events and two Sunday afternoon soirees through November.


Ellie & Abby (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)  Perth Premiere screening + Q&A with the film Producer!
Opening Night Gala Event 
Wednesday 18th November

Enjoy a drink on arrival, roving entertainment, live DJ, drag performances, catering by  Greenhorns and an all round 80’s vibe to get the party started! Opening the PrideFest film festival is the Perth Premiere of  the new feel good Romantic Comedy Ellie & Abby (& Ellies Dead Aunt). Ellie is struggling to find the courage to ask her classmate, Abbie, to the the school dance. Luckily her Aunt Tara, a lesbian who died in the 80’s has shown up as  a “Fairy Godmother” to dish out advice, whether Ellie wants it or not…

6pm event for 7pm film
Rating: CTC

Call Me By Your Name ( 18+ event) – Sunday Soiree
Sunday 22nd November

Enjoy a rustic Italian afternoon escape with pop up wine tasting throughout our lounges and in the sun on our rooftop bar,  a live DJ playing Italian cafe vibes, an additional Prosecco before the film and Italian canapes by Hunter and Barrel.

The classic and much loved film -It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

12:00pm event for 1pm film
Rated: (M)

The Birdcage – Gala Event
Wednesday 25th November

Welcome to fabulous chill Miami! Think neon and palm trees, a DJ playing Miami house music, themed cocktail on arrival, and a live performance on stage by Samba dancer Sandrina Barbosa, all complimented with drinks and catering by The Royal.

Lies and deception — it’s all in the family when a man must convince his future in-laws that he’s as uptight as they are. Armand and Albert have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami drag nightclub. But their pastel tranquility is shaken when Armand’s son announces that he’s getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley . . . and they’re all getting together for dinner! Can Armand and Albert transfer transform themselves into Mr. — and Mrs. — Family Values in time? It’ll take the performance of their lives, but they’ll do anything — and everything — to pull the chiffon over Keeley’s eyes.

6pm event for 7pm film
Rated: (M)

Moonlight – Sunday Soiree
Sunday 29th November

Enter to an interactive shimmer photobooth for that #Insta fix with your favourite Perth drag queens whilst you chill out to the sounds of a live DJ and sip on your complimentary glass of prosecco and indulge in sushi from Teriyaki Express. This multi award winning film tells the story of a  young African-American man grappling with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Told through three time periods – young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult, Chiron lives with his single, drug addicted mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn’t understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan’s caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula’s abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms of its problems when he reaches his difficult teen years when peer pressure affects what he and many of his peers do, unless he follows Juan’s advice of truly making his own decisions for himself.

12:00pm event for 1pm film
Rated: (M)