Ed’s Note July

30 / 07 / 2015

Hello and welcome to the July edition of Sheilas. This month, viagra and in a slightly belated nod to NAIDOC Week, we’ve compiled an Indigenous-themed issue. Indigenous academic and constitutional law expert Dr Megan Davis takes us through the finer points of constitutional recognition; honourary Sheila Francis Leach graciously lets us republish his pitch-perfect rebuke to the Adam Goodes boo squad; Kara Beavis talks to her long time friend and extremely bonza sheila Ellen Van Neerven (who’s just picked up the Dobbie Award for her debut novel), and we welcome back Kyana Imari Hubbard, today sharing her experience of NAIDOC Week as a young Aboriginal women living in the NT.

Karen Pickering revisits Rachel Perkins’ 1998 classic, Radiance, and finds much to love about it still. Horacek, as always, delivers the goods and bang on theme.

Sheilas Editorial Team,

Trish & Beth

PS! Need a mid-winter pick-me-up good Sheilas readers? Here we have it! Thanks to the kind folk at ShowFilmFirst, we’ve been able to offer our beloved Sheilas audience a number of advanced-screening DOUBLE PASSES to see the new and highly-anticipated Australian film Holding The Man!

As the story goes, Tim and John fell in love at their all boys high-school while both were teenagers. John was captain of the football team. Tim an aspiring actor playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them.

Ryan Corr and Craig Stott will star in this remarkable true-life story as Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, whose enduring love affair has been immortalised in both Tim’s cult-classic and hilarious memoir and Tommy Murphy’s award-winning stage play of the same name. Murphy has adapted Tim’s book for the screen. Directed by Neil Armfield and starring Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Sarah Snook and Guy Pearce.

To grab your tickets (limited available) head to showfilmfirst.com and enter the code: 211659. Selected cinemas only.

Click here to view the trailer on YouTube.