After a two-year hiatus, older LGBTQ people and their friends in Sydney are set to once again celebrate all things queer on the silver screen, with the highly anticipated return of Afternoon Delight on April 3.
Produced by NSW's LGBTQ health organisation ACON, Afternoon Delight is a free movie matinee, afternoon tea and social gathering event for LGBTQ people.
A selection of LGBTQ-themed shorts will be followed by the feature film Swan Song starring Udo Kier.The acclaimed film from director Todd Stephens tells the true story of Pat Pitsenbarger, a retired gay hairdresser who, in his final days, escapes from a nursing home to style a former client's hair for her funeral, in a journey that takes him back home.
"We are excited that the event will be an important opportunity for older LGBTQ people to once again meet up in-person following two years of restrictions," ACON chief executive Nicolas Parkhill said.
"Following the difficult times we have all experienced over the past few years, events like Afternoon Delight allows for older members of our communities to get together in a welcoming environment, enjoy movies about their lives and also reduce a very real sense of social isolation that many can experience - an experience of which we know was heightened during pandemic restrictions.
"It remains vital that we help connect older LGBTQ people with each other and maintain healthy social lives, as they can bring so much benefit to our health and wellbeing."
The screening will be followed by afternoon tea served by local drag queens, which will give attendees the chance to mingle, chat and pick up local health information about living well and healthy.
Afternoon Delight is a free community event on April 3, 2-5pm at Event Cinemas George St, for older LGBTQ people, their family and their friends - young and old, and booking is essential.
Find out more and register here.