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Emo The Musical Melbourne Gala Screening
28 April, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$21
On April 28th, Melbourne will be delighted when a twisted take on the High School Musical Cinema Nova presents the Gala Screening of Emo the Musical. Directed by Neil Triffett, this very EMOtional comedy heads to Australian cinemas direct from its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival where it was nominated for a Teddy Award, and it’s local premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival where it received top Australian film in the Audience Choice Awards, and ranked third overall.
Emo Ethan has just been expelled from private-school after attempting suicide in the courtyard. On his first day at his new school he meets Trinity, a totally naive but cute Christian girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus; but joining the Christian evangelists is the last thing on Ethan’s mind.
What he really wants is to join the school alternative rock band ‘Worst Day Ever’ and to be part of the emo clique. After a successful audition Ethan is welcomed into the emo world and embraces his image – complete with black eye-liner and coupled up with a violently possessive girlfriend, Roz. But Ethan can’t stop thinking about Trinity, and they secretly fall in love.
With the looming annual State School Rock Competition bringing tensions in the school to an all time high, and with the burgeoning turf war between the Christians and the emos set to explode at any moment, Ethan is forced to confront the harebrained actions of his friends and question who he has become.