Amanda Verlaque’s “Distortion” – Film Screening – 14 Jan

In a world of politics, nothing could be further from the truth. When a homophobic government minister resigns in disgrace, a brand-new political party fronted by a photogenic, yet shallow husband and wife team want his once-safe seat. To secure it, however, they need a jaded electorate’s support.  Enter Jo Devine – out and proud PR guru – hired by the couple for the polish and sheen they need.

But when careers collide with ego and conscience clashes with lies, who wins? Distortion is a fictional take on PR spin, sexuality, and the personalities jockeying for position in a cutthroat political arena.

Filmed live in the Downstairs Theatre at the MAC. – Written by Amanda Verlaque, directed by Rhiann Jeffrey and produced by the MAC. – Starring Valene Kane, Mary Moulds and Michael Condron.

Contains strong and sexual language and scenes of a sexual nature.  Parental guidance: 16+

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