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Doc Edge Pride

Presented by Doc Edge

Friday, February 15, 7 pm
Saturday, February 16, 11 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, February 17, 11 AM - 9 PM

Auditorium, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki  Access from the Clocktower Entrance on the corner of Kitchener & Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central.

Doc Edge (International Documentary Film Festival) is proud to present a selection of new LGBTQ+ documentaries at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki during Auckland Pride.


  • The Coming Back Out Ball Movie follows a group of older LGBTQ+ people invited to attend a Ball celebrating their gender and sexual identity.
  • From Baghdad to the Bay follows the epic journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, a former Iraqi translator for the U.S. military as he forges a new identity as an openly gay man in San Francisco.
  • The Gospel of Eureka is a story about how love, faith and civil rights collide in Eureka Springs, Arkansas as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes.
  • Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life dives into the life of one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars and his unusual relationship with his mother. A rare and intimate look at the world of porn and escorting.
  • Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives while attempting to realise their dream of competing in Mr. Gay World competition.
  • Portraits of the Rainbow profiles successful fashion-photographer Leslie Kee as he documents ten thousand LGBTQ+’s in Japan with his project Out in Japan.
  • Studio 54 tells the real story behind the greatest and most hedonistic club of all time.
  • TransMilitary documents four brave men and women who risk their careers by coming out to the Pentagon’s top brass in the hope of attaining the equal right to serve.


  • All in My Family {working title] is the heartfelt, cross-cultural story of Chinese-born filmmaker Hao Wu who has struggled to understand the meaning of family and to build one of his own.
  • In This Family looks at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son…and daughter.



Auckland Art Gallery’s weekend discount parking deal with Victoria Street car park located close by on the corner of Kitchener and Victoria Street. The first hour of parking is free when you get your parking ticket validated at the Gallery’s information desk – every following hour is $2, the same as street parking.

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Ticket prices range from $12 - $19 per session (fees may apply). Auckland Art Gallery membership and multiple movie discounts are available

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The Auckland Art Gallery and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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