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Remembering The Man





Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Remembering The Man is an independent documentary based on the lives of Tim Conigrave and John Caleo, the real couple behind Holding the Man.

At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne 1976, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for 16 years, facing disapproval, temptation, separation, and the looming shadow of the Grim Reaper. Their relationship has been immortalized in Tim Conigrave’s posthumous autobiography Holding the Man, which has been read and loved by millions worldwide. This is the true story of how Romeo met Romeo and how first love can not only last but endure.

MOST POPULAR DOCUMENTARY Adelaide Film Festival 2015


Directors Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe have made another touching tribute, but one that sets itself apart from the versions that have become before thanks to the use of much previously unseen and unheard archival materials.


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About the Show


2015 / Australia / Documentary

Director Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe
Screenwriter  Eleanor Sharpe. Nickolas Bird, Denis K. Smith
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