Sunday 4th August

Hidden Lives & Secret Histories Screening: Invisible Women / The Archivettes

HIDDEN LIVES & SECRET HISTORIES SCREENING: INVISIBLE WOMEN / THE ARCHIVETTES

Sunday 4th August

2:00pm

Light House Cinema

IRISH PREMIERE / FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE

Having endured as a clandestine community for many generations, it is no surprise that so many historical records and folk archives of the lesbian community have been lost, or deliberately erased.

With this specially curated programme, GAZE wishes to highlight these forgotten histories, with the documentaries Invisible Women and The Archivettes — two non-fiction films that explore small

yet revolutionary acts of defiance and resistance, which helped to promote greater visibility of lesbian women and the wider LGBT community. RG.

INVISIBLE WOMEN

Alice Smith, UK, 2019, 25’

Invisible Women explores the untold story of the North West England’s LGBT past over the last 50 years through the lives of two women (one an Irish runaway) and their incredible journey of rebellion and activism.

THE ARCHIVETTES

Megan Rossman, USA, 2019, 61’

Upon the realisation that ‘Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it’, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. The Archivettes examines how they came together to combat lesbian invisibility and create ‘a place that says yes’.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Tonie Walsh (Irish Queer Archive) and Megan Rossman (Director, The Archivettes) about the process
of making these necessary films, the importance of archiving LGBT history, and how we can help to preserve our archives for future generations.

Presented in partnership with the British Council and the Irish Queer Archive.

Purchase tickets here.

© 2017 GAZE International LGBT Film Festival / Designed - redmanAKA

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