ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) to open 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival

Yellow is very excited to announce that writer/director Monica Zanetti and her debut feature film ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) is set to be the first Australian film to open the 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival in the festivals 27 year history.

ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) is an endearing and heartfelt romantic comedy that appeals cross generationally to audiences of all ages. When school captain Ellie falls for her rebellious classmate Abbie, teenage awkwardness and angst get in the way of her plan to ask Abbie to the year 12 formal. When Ellie’s aunt Tara, a lesbian activist who tragically died in the 1980s, turns up to ‘help’, Ellie starts to second guess the elaborate plan — and question the circumstances of Tara’s death.

“We’re thrilled to be opening the festival with a locally made feature for the first time,” says Queer Screen Festival Director Lisa Rose . “Queer Screen has a rich history of showcasing Australian work and to have a film that pays homage to Sydney’s LGBTIQ+ activist history — as well as bring us a fresh take on the universal ‘first love’ story — meant it was a perfect choice”. – Filmink

The film will premiere on Thursday February 13, 2020.

For information on how to book tickets please click here