Join us to watch Boy Erased

Join us to watch the unreleased film, Boy Erased and take action against conversion therapy and sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts in Australia.

Thousands of Australians have taken action to end conversion therapy and sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts. Believe it or not, sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts still happen in Australia today. Therapy tries to make LGBTQ people think they are sick or broken, and shame them out of being themselves.

Young people are often the target of these efforts.

With survivors of conversion therapy and thousands of activists like you we are calling on the government to end this horrific and harmful practice.

We’ve signed petitions and we’ve marched in rallies, now let’s come together as a community and make our voices heard. Amnesty International, Universal Studios and Palace Cinemas have joined forces to bring you a pre-release screening of Boy Erased, the new film by Joel Edgerton, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

The film tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity and is based on the memoir of Garrad Conley.

Join us on the 5 November from 6.45pm at the cinemas below to learn more about conversion therapy, work together to end the harmful practice, and watch Boy Erased.

Attendance is free, you just need to click on your city below and follow the instructions to RSVP.

Content warning: the film contains scenes of sexual assault and violence which may be triggering to survivors.

Event details:

City Venue Room # Address
Canberra Palace Electric Cinema 3 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra
Sydney Palace Norton Street Cinema 3 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
Melbourne Palace Dendy Brighton Cinema 4 26 Church Street, Brighton
Brisbane Palace Barracks Cinema 1 61 Petrie Tce, Brisbane
Perth Palace Raine Square Cinema 6 Top Level, Raine Square, 300 Murray St, Perth
Adelaide Palace Nova TBC 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide