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Marcus: Community Premiere
Wed. 26 April 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
"The day after their elder brother Marcus comes out as transgender, Bonnie and Benny, a pair of curious twins set out – to the great dismay of everyone around them – to learn more, armed with only a camera, stubborn dedication, and a touch of ignorance."
Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services invites you to join us for the premiere of the film Marcus, written, directed, shot and edited by young people from the Shire who identify as same sex attracted and sex and gender diverse.
Starring Cal Wilson (Whose Line is it Anyway, Channel 10, SlideShow, Channel 7), Demi Lardner (RAW comedy winner 2013), Broden Kelly (Aunty Donna) and Lori Bell (Lost in Pronunciation, ABC TV) as well as members of the Cardinia Shire community, Marcus is a fun take on a serious topic, how to support and protect your trans and gender diverse friends, family and community members.
Join us for refreshments before the screening, meet cast and crew members and participate in an insightful Q and A session with experts, young people and cast members. Audience members will also get first access to the film package for their community, school or sporting group which includes expert youth workers, cast and crew members and a comprehensive learning tool for exploring the issues raised.
Marcus was made possible by a grant from VicHealth Bright Futures Challenge
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We are not setting any minimum age requirements however people aged under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend that if you are choosing to bring any young people with you that you are prepared to answer any questions they may have after the event.
This is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event.
Marcus is exempt from classification as its main purpose is educational, however the organisers believe that it fulfills the requirements for a classification of Parental Guidance (PG), there is no violence, sex, coarse language, drug use or nudity, however children under the age of 15 may find some of the content confusing.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Cardinia Cultural Centre has approximately 80 free parking spaces at the centre and there is additional on street parking in the surrounding area.
The 926 bus between Pakenham and Fountain Gate stops outside the door and the Cardinia Road metro train station on the Pakenham Line is approximately a 20 minute walk away.
Is the film and film venue accessible?
The Cardinia Cultural Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue and there is a row of accessible seating in the theatre.
Can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please do! The first point of contact for this event is Youth Engagement Officer Cath Bateman. She can be contacted via phone 0488 189 139 or email email@example.com with any questions.