1991-2007 | Homophobia / Social Issues | 11m | Australia
Directors: Stephen Cummins

Resonance is an exquisitely shot film about the nature of power and the relationship between homophobia and misogyny. Beginning with a gay bashing in the back streets of Sydney, this 1991 film uses gesture, dance and interior monologue to explore this act of violence as it resonates through the lives of the people involved: the “victim” and his “rescuer,” as well as the basher and his girlfriend.

Reviews and Awards

Best Short Film, Sydney International Film Festival

Special Commendation, Melbourne International Short Film Festival

“At the cutting edge of exploring and inventing possibilities for gay cinema.” —Sydney Star Observer

“Resonance is smart, but more than that it's strangely restorative. In rescuing the physical from its intimacy with violence, the movie opens up. Cummins and Hunt intend to heal the wounds, both physical and psychic, of queer bashing, and Resonance mends.” —Lisa Kennedy, Village Voice