Watch cult-classic LGBTQ movie The Iron Ladies alongside your friends at The T Project at this special screening and fundraiser! On Thursday, 6 December at National Gallery, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is screening the beloved 2001 Thai movie with a special post-screening Q&A with director Yongyoot Thongkongtoon and cast members Phomsitt Sitthijamroenkhun and Sutthipong Sitthijamroenkhun.
In addition to the screening and Q&A, The T Project will be hosting a special pre-movie drinks reception outside the auditorium, from 6 – 7 p.m. This reception will only be open to holders of T Project tickets purchased through our Peatix page (i.e. not to holders of regular SGIFF tickets). Each T Project ticket holder will receive a complimentary glass of wine during this reception.
T Project founder June Chua, as well as other T Project volunteers and community members, will be present at the reception—so you’ll get a chance to mingle, meet them, and discuss everything from trans community work to trans movies!
The T Project is entirely donor-supported, so the donation that your ticket comprises makes a huge difference to the shelter’s ongoing operations.
ABOUT THE FILM:
A commercial and critical success in Thailand and abroad, The Iron Ladies is a fictionalised account of a historic 1996 team of gay and transgender athletes who won the men’s title at the Thai national volleyball championships.
Shying away from melodrama, the film is a loving mix of laugh-out-loud comedy and sporting triumphs amidst a greater call for tolerance. It centres on the misadventures of talented volleyball players Mon and Jung as they struggle to find a team willing to accept their LGBTQ identities. The pair gain a second wind after the appointment of a new coach—who ends up building a diverse team of gay, transgender and straight players after the original team walks out.
The Iron Ladies lovingly celebrates identities of all kinds in Southeast Asia. Don’t miss this chance to watch it in the presence of its brilliant creators! Please consider buying two or more tickets to the film, and bringing your friends—the more the merrier. (Tickets are free seating.) We can’t wait to see you there!
Thursday 6 December
6.00 p.m. (Reception)
7.00 p.m. (Screening)
Get your tickets at Peatix today.
Thanks to Man About Town for co-presenting The Iron Ladies. Man About Town is a lifestyle and marketing consultancy, specialising in connecting brands with the LGBTQ+ community, through creating events and experiences for the LGBTQ+ community.
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