The influential Revelation Film Festival is rapidly approaching, putting cinephiles not just in its home of Perth into a mild frenzy, but all over the world. Now, The Gay and Lesbian Singers of WA have punctuated the importance of the event, revealing that the group will become immortalised via a short film set to premiere at the festival this month.
GALSWA have confirmed their venture to the big screen with a project titled Singing For Our One True Heart. As per Out In Perth, the feature is set to be a heart-breaking, but also comical and ultimately heart-warming, look at the groups origins, and the origins of the group’s members.
Retelling coming out stories, and tales of finding their way into the folds of GALSWA, Singing For Our One True Heart will be a deeply intimate and important screening.
The concept was brought to life by Helena Cohen-Robertson and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger.
The group first gathered back in 1993, under the moniker of Perth Rainbow Chorus. The choir was formed as a response to the international AIDS crisis facing the gay and lesbian community, standing in solidarity with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir.
Singing For Our One True Heart will screen alongside feature documentary Gay Chorus Deep South. For screen times for both features, you can check out the Revelation Film Festival website.
Over the weekend, GALSWA celebrated the official launch of the film and storytelling project. You can have a look at the festivities over at Out In Perth.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, July 4th and runs through until Wednesday, July 17th.