Tuesday, July 31, 2012

GAZE

The Dublin International LGBT film festival takes places from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th August.  GAZE is now in its 20th year and has an exciting program planned.  You can see the full line-up here but I've picked out a couple below that look interesting (at least to me!).  They will also be hosting a series of workshops over the weekend including an interesting panel discussion on what is a gay film.  Needless to say, there'll be parties and inaugural film awards too.  The Lighthouse in Smithfield is the venue for all the films, which is great...sometimes film festivals are all over the shop and it can be confusing so having just one place is perfect.

Leave it on the floor is described as a mash-up of Glee, Dreamgirls and the Step up films.  I am so there.

Circumstance - an Iranian story of two girls falling in love, the film has since been banned in Iran and shockingly, the director has been exiled.  This movie is the opening gala night on Thursday.

Weekend - two men in London and spend the weekend together, one is out and the other is not quite.  This made quite a splash last year and GAZE is screening it for free at 14:30 on Saturday in the Lighthouse.

ETA: I've just discovered my cousin Mark O'Carroll's film Joshua Tree 1951 is showing tomorrow, 4th August at 18:30 as well!  Here's a video promo of it.


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