August 7: Perth Chapter: Movie Night: ‘The Sum of Us’

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This Month we will be sitting back and watching a movie.

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The 1994 movie portrayal of the Australian stage play written by David Stevens.  For those who remember Jack Thompson in one of his first films “Sunday too Far Away” There is an ‘Homage’ to the washing room scene from that movie in the opening credits of this one.

Harry (Jack Thompson), a middle-aged father who suffered through the death of his wife, is ready to get back into dating. Harry shares a home with his gay son, Jeff (Russell Crowe), who is also looking for a serious relationship. Harry and Jeff, who are very close, decide to help each another look for potential partners. Jeff finds a boyfriend who is still in the closet, and Harry begins dating Joyce (Deborah Kennedy). She has a bias against gays, which puts Harry in a tough spot.

This is a movie that both entertains and brings home a very important message about how we see ourselves, as well as how we judge ourselves in the midst of our surroundings.

“For me it was my “Coming out” Movie; I was studying teaching at Notre Dame Australia at the time it came out. I would go to see the film with a friend and going out for coffee afterwards would discern ‘where they were at’ with the subject matter. I would then use it as the opportunity to inform them I was Gay. It was a great tool to elicit a favourable response, even from some of those who would otherwise have responded differently before seeing the movie.” (Graham D-M F2b Perth Chapter Leader.)

Come along to this showing and bring friends. Perhaps you can choose to use it in a similar fashion to Graham, if there is someone you might like to engage in discussion.

Come and show your support for F2b this month of August.

In September we have been able to reschedule our June Guest Speaker: Misty Farquhar. Keep that date secured in your diaries. there will be more information regarding this even following in the next few weeks.

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For further information please contact Graham via eMail: [email protected]
or call Graham on: 0405 285 233 or Bev on: 0407 778 201.

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U&I

We will go to “U&I 24hr Pho restaurant” for Coffee and chat after this important discussion. U&I is located on the corner of Francis and William St in Northbridge. Even if you can’t make the meeting itself please feel free to join us for coffee. Yes it is open once again.

The Northbridge Piazza community Centre is located on the Corner of James and Lake Streets Northbridge, underneath and behind the Giant screen in the Piazza.