Following the manufactured “uproar” over a scheduled screening of Australian documentary ‘Gayby Baby’ at Burwood Girls’ High this week—eventually resulting in the film to be banned from being screened during school hours, despite it aligning with Wear It Purple Day celebrations—Dendy cinemas in Newtown are offering discount tickets to students to see the film from September 3.
‘Gayby Baby’, the film that inexplicably became the ire of Murdoch’s empire this week, follows four Australian children raised by same-sex parents. Charlotte Mars, the producer of ‘Gayby Baby’, commented on the recent ban of showing the film during school hours, but welcomed Dendy’s initiative to make ‘Gayby Baby’ more accessible to young Australians – cutting prices from $16 to $12.
“While we are disappointed with the decision to ban the film during school hours, we are extremely grateful to Dendy Newtown for making the film accessible to as many students as possible.”
Details on special screenings of ‘Gayby Baby’ can be found here.
From September 3, the film will be showing at Dendy Newtown (NSW), Pighouse Flicks (NSW), The Regent Cinema (NSW), Cinema Nova (VIC), The Star Cinema (VIC) and Cinema Paradiso (WA). Those wanting to host a screening of Gayby Baby in their area can check out Tugg, an audience crowdsourcing initiative.