To mark World Aids Day, the lovely folks at Peccadillo Pictures are pleased to offer an exciting DVD prize pack to one lucky winner, featuring We Were Here, House of Boys (signed by Stephen Fry) and Life, Above all.
Two runners up will win a copy of We Were Here.
We Were Here, released on DVD on 5 December 2011, has received an impressive number of five star reviews, including one from SoSoGay and has also recently been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category. This powerful and critically acclaimed new film from the director of The Cockettes documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” to San Francisco in the early 1980s. We Were Here illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination. Thirty years on, We Were Here is an important document that will resonate around a world that still has yet to deal with some of the long-term effects of the epidemic. Click here to read our recent review or to see our interview with director, David Weissman.
House of Boys -1984. Frank is a determined teenager who runs away from high school to find an alternative lifestyle in Amsterdam. He finds a home and a job at the House of Boys, a bar-cum-brothel run by a strict Madame (Udo Kier) who has an eye for what his punters crave. Frank works his way up from barman to on-stage dancer and falls in love with some of his housemates. The first intimations of what is described as ‘the gay plague’ casts a long shadow over Frank’s tight-knit group of friends. Yet despite the troubles that cloud the hopes and dreams of young Frank, his perseverance, along with support from a willing doctor (Stephen Fry), will carry him through. House of Boys is a glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story which lifts the lid on an exciting world of sex and music, where deep passions suddenly turn into a struggle for courage. Featuring music from Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Dangerous Muse, Jimmy Somerville, Roy Orbison and The The.
Life, Above All – 12 year old Chanda learns of a rumour that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. ’Life, Above All‘ is an emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film is based on the international award winning and best-selling novel ‘Chanda’s Secrets’ by Allan Stratton. Life, Above All is released on DVD on 23 January 2012.
For your chance to win this exciting DVD bundle, or a copy We Were Here, simply complete the form below. This competition closes at midnight on Friday 9 December 2011.
Oops! We could not locate your form.