Aussie Indies: Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt) + Q&A

5 February
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

Our regular spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.

Ellie and Abbie (and Abbie’s Dead Aunt) is a heartfelt and hilarious queer teen rom-com from Sydney-based writer-director Monica Zanetti.

School captain Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has a serious crush on her classmate Abbie (Zoe Terakes), and is tormented about inviting her to the Year 12 formal.

When Ellie accidentally spills the beans to her mum (Marta Dusseldorp) and outs herself in the process, things start to get complicated, and a little bit spooky.

Enter her deceased aunt Tara (Julia Billington), a lesbian activist from the ‘80s who returns from the dead to act as a kind of fairy godmother to Ellie, guiding her through the trials and tribulations of her first love.

'Ellie and Abbie celebrates queer love – romantic, familial, and intergenerational – in all its distinction. It’s nice, it’s different, and it’s delightful' – Jinghua Qian, The Guardian

Join us after the screening in Arc cinema for a Q&A session with director Monica Zanetti via Zoom on the big screen.



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