Event Details

Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Location: Cinema Nova

To celebrate the start of Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships Summer Together Down Under and in association with Melbourne Queer Film Festival, come along to our OPENING NIGHT FILM AND WELCOME DRINKS. Meet other IGLA competitors, enjoy a screening of a queer movie at one of biggest independent cinemas in the southern hemisphere. Then, mingle over some drinks at a locally loved Melbourne rooftop bar.

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OPENING NIGHT FILM

💰 Cost: Free

📍 Venue: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton (https://www.cinemanova.com.au/)

🎫 Booking: pre-booking is essential.

Nova has 16 cinemas showing the best in quality, independent, Australian, arthouse and international film located right on Melbourne’s little Italy – Lygon Street. The cinema is fully licensed allowing alcoholic beverages to be taken to most sessions with a wine list that is curated with as much care as the films themselves.
MOVIE OVERVIEW: ‘The Shiny Shrimps (2019)’
Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water-polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It's the start of a bumpy and joyful ride - Faster, Higher, Stronger.
Co-Directors: Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo

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WELCOME DRINKS

💰 Cost: Pay your own way

📍 Venue: Johnny’s Green Room, Rooftop at King and Godfree Lane, 293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton (https://johnnysgreenroom.com/)

🎫 Booking: Casual drinks - no booking required.

Enjoy a roof top drink at one of Lygon Street’s trendiest bars, 360-degree views over Carlton and the sophisticated ambiance of a rooftop party in Rome. Johnny’s serves classic and house cocktails, local and imported beer on tap, easy-drinking wines and a casual list of bar food’s greatest hits from grilled meat and burgers to gelato and cheese. Add neon, terrazzo and great tunes and it’s classic good times for right now. Bring your friends. The good-time essence of Johnny’s lives on into the evening setting the vibes for your Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships.

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