HEAD ON, 1998
Drama, 104 mins, R
"Patron's Pick" featuring Ana Kokkinos In Conversation with Anna Bronowski
8:30pm Friday 28th April
EVENT Cinemas, George Street
Written & Directed by Ana Kokkinos
Head On is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Ana Kokkinos. Based on the novel Loaded written by Christos Tsiolkas, it stars Alex Dimitriades as a young, repressed gay man of Greek descent living in inner city Melbourne.
Over a 24-hour period, 19 year old Ari confronts his sexuality and his Greek background. Ari is obsessed with sex and has sexual encounters with multiple people, most of them gay, and attempts to fulfill one of his best friend's sister. At the same time, he's facing problems with his traditional Greek parents, who have no clue about his sexual and drug taking activities.