Lil Nas X 2
Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero (2023) © Columbia Records

Melbourne Queer Film Festival & ACMI present

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero

Carlos López Estrada, Zac Manuel | USA | 2023 | Unclassified (15+)
Film

Tickets

Full

$24

Concession

$19

ACMI Member

$18

When

Sat 27 Apr 2024

Equal parts backstage documentary and intimate diary film, and peppered with exuberant, choreography-intensive concert footage and some notable cameos, this film profiles trailblazing queer, Black, pop-hip hop sensation Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X. It follows him as he embarks upon the North America leg of his debut 'Long Live Montero' concert tour in 2022.

Estrada (director of 2020’s Summertime, 2018’s Blindspotting and countless music videos) and award-winning cinematographer Manuel’s film is a salutary lesson in the benefits of authenticity and self-acceptance, and in the value of creating a chosen family as well as maintaining close ties with kith and kin.

Recent and past musings from the film’s hyper-social media-savvy yet remarkably grounded subject are accompanied by testimonies from fans acknowledging his importance as a bridger of often disparate worlds, uniting Queer folk with Black and country music communities and spanning generational divides, notwithstanding smatterings of moral panic emanating from certain quarters.

Co-presented by Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Happy Hour

Tempted for a weekend sip? Join ACMI Café + Bar for Happy Hour and savour before the show starts. Show your ticket for happy hour pricing, available from 5pm - 6pm.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Film Collaborative
Courtesy: Film Collaborative
Runtime: 95 mins

Event duration

95 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Viewers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Contains mature themes and coarse language.

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

Plan your visit

A woman in a floral dress and long dark hair sitting on a bench and looking at an installation in The Story of the Moving Image (image credit: Phoebe Powell)

ACMI Membership

Experience ACMI in the very best way. Get a range of discounts and invitations to exclusive previews.

SEE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
David Bowie Is - Late Nights.jpg

Soundscapes on screen

Hear the stories behind the scenes. Discover articles and interviews with musicians that showcase the very best of sound and vision.

EXPLORE STORIES & IDEAS

Join our newsletter

Get updates on the latest news, exhibitions, programs, special offers and more.

You might also like