A limited cinema release has been announced for Sequin in a Blue Room

Conor Leach.

Festival hit Sequin in a Blue Room will screen at Dendy cinemas in Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane this month.

After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, a sixteen year old boy (Conor Leach) hunts through the world of a hook-up app to track down the mystery man.

Favouring the instant gratification of anonymous, no-strings sexual encounters over meaningful relationships, high schooler Sequin is part of the always logged-on, but never-engaged, hook-up generation.

He ghosts ex-partners and remains emotionally unavailable. That’s until he finds his way to an anonymous sex party, where a whole new dizzyingly alluring world unfolds before him. In one scene, Sequin connects with a mysterious stranger, but they are separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and perilous mission to track him down.

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Cowritten by Jory Anast and director Samuel Van Grinsven, Sequin in a Blue Room is a highly-accomplished queer coming-of-age tale and a breath of fresh air from the Australian independent film scene.

Sequin in a Blue Room stars Simon Croker, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor and Anthony Brandon Wong.

Screenings kick off August 19 at Dendy Cinemas Newtown with a Q&A screening hosted by Rowan Woods (The Boys, The Kettering Incident) before sessions commence on August 20.

Tickets for the Sequin in a Blue Room – Exclusive Q&A screening are on sale now. More cinemas and states announced soon.

 

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