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How To Win At Checkers (Every Time)





Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

On the morning of the annual military draft lottery, Oat reflects on his childhood, to the time when his older brother Ek faced the same exercise.

While the parents of his wealthy boyfriend are able to manoeuvre their son out of the draw, Ek, part of the lower class, has no options. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, young Oat takes matters into his own hands, resulting in unexpected circumstances.

AUDIENCE AWARD Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival 2015
SPECIAL JURY MENTION Torino LGBT Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION Berlinale Panorama 2015

This event is part of Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2016.


How To Win At Checkers (Every Time) signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist making killer moves in coaxing the best out of his material and his actors.

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About the Show


2015/ Thailand / Drama

Director Josh Kim
Screenwriter Josh Kim
Cast Thira Chutikul, Ingkarat Damrongsakkul, Arthur Navarat
Source M-Appeal

Language Thai with English subtitles


Common Questions

Where is New Farm Cinemas?

New Farm Cinemas is located at 701 Brunswick St, New Farm.

Is parking available?

There is limited parking at New Farm Cinemas but numerous options surrounding it. Catch buses 196 or 199 to stop 9. The bus stop is 94 metres from the cinema. Alternatively catch the free City Hopper from North Quay to Sydney St  Ferry Terminal. It is a 10 Minute walk to the cinema. Check Translink here.

Where do I collect my ticket?
Your tickets for Brisbane Queer Film Festival will be stored at Brisbane Powerhouse until the day of the film. They will then be transferred to New Farm Cinemas where they will be available an hour before the first screening. If you're unsure of where your tickets will be, please call our Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

Is there food and drink available?
New Farm Cinemas has a licensed bar, who allow you to take your drinks into the cinema while you watch your favourite movie, along with a stocked confectionary bar. There are also a number of restaurants and bars nearby along Brunswick St.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about New Farm Cinema at their website.

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