Sunday 4th August
Hidden Lives & Secret Histories Screening: Invisible Women / The Archivettes
HIDDEN LIVES & SECRET HISTORIES SCREENING: INVISIBLE WOMEN / THE ARCHIVETTES
Sunday 4th August
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.
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.
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.