24% of gay and lesbian couples in Australia are now raising a child. These kids are part of what can only be described as a ‘gayby-boom’. And yet, gaybies are a cultural phenomenon we know nothing about. So what is it like to grow up with same-sex parents? What unique challenges do gaybies face? And how does the global politics of marriage equality impact these kids in their day-to-day life? Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is a film about the experiences of the newest generation of gaybies, as well as a film about what family in the 21st century might mean to us all. In short, it’s a child’s eye view of our newest breed of family.
Gayby Baby is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova
Straight Outta Compton:
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent – stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. Stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, and is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).
Straight Outta Compton is out now
A Walk in the Woods:
Adapted from the memoir of travel writer Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods is a wilderness buddy comedy featuring two old friends tackling an epic and formidable trek. Bill (Robert Redford) has recently moved back to the US after decades living in Britain. Instead of retiring to enjoy his wife (Emma Thompson), and family, he challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2,200 miles of America’s most spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquillity he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by his long lost college friend Stephen (Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer.
A Walk in the Woods is out now
Me Earl and the Dying Girl:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a hilarious, moving film about creativity, friendship, and the pure love of cinema. Teenager Greg (Thomas Mann) is just trying to get through his last year of high school without social distractions. Together with best friend Earl (R.J. Cyler), the boys spend their time filming parodies ( think ‘A Sockwork Orange’ and ‘Anatomy of a Burger’). When Greg’s mother encourages him to spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer, he decides to make a film for her…
Me Earl and the Dying Girl is out now