Saturday 3rd October

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Suggested Viewing Time:

13:00
IFI@Home

STEELERS: THE​ WORLD'S FIRST GAY RUGBY CLUB

For a lot of LGBTQ+ people, growing up involves reclaiming things from which we once felt alienated. Right at the top of that list for many of us is sport. Or, to be more specific, team sports! For one group of mates, their dream was to form a gay rugby team. And so, the Kings Cross Steelers were born. 

This life affirming documentary will charm even the most casual rugby fan, while we also get to know Nic, their steely lesbian coach, and learn about her own story as a queer sportsperson. In these strange days when physical contact is a no-no, Steelers is a story of friendship and community, and a must-see in trying times.

A Q+A with the Director and Protagonists will follow this screening

 

Full info here.

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Suggested Viewing Time:

13:15

IFI@Home

Portuguese with English Subtitles

ALICE JUNIOR

Adolescence is hard, but Alice Junior makes it look easy: a popular YouTube channel, a loving and devoted father, and all it takes to live happily as a young transgender woman. All she cares about is her first kiss. That is until Dad drops the news that they’re moving to the middle of nowhere for his new job!

Alice’s new super-traditional surroundings are a definite shock to the system. But she is not prepared to accept the small-mindedness around her. Starting with her classmates, she fights for her rights, and teaches them a valuable lesson: it’s not those on the lower rung of the ladder we need to challenge, it’s the oppressors at the top!

A Q+A with the Filmmakers will follow this screening

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Screening Time:

14:00
IFI@Home

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

 

An exciting programme of short works curated by aemi (www.aemi.ie). These films push the boundaries of form, of what is permissible and possible, while utilising a variety of different media and mediums. They take us on an interplanetary journey, moving in and out of the past and a series of potential and possible futures.  

Afterimages / dir. Karol Radziszewski / Poland / 2018. 15’

Marian / dirs. Rachel Ni Bhraonain, Gerard O' Keefe / Ireland / 2020. 7'

When The Androgynous Child / dir. Melina Perfundi / Germany, Argentina / 2019. 9’

QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK / dir. Timothy Smith / UK / 2019. 9’

Canis Major / dir. Charli Brissey / USA / 2019. 11’

Closeted Lesbian / dir. Bia Lee / Brazil / 2020. 6’

They Through Them / dir. Joan Lopez / Spain / 2020. 11’

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Suggested Viewing Time:

15:00

IFI@Home

Portuguese with English Subtitles

DRY WIND

Sandro is shy, hirsute, and horny. Factory worker by day, he keeps his head down just enough not to be spotted eyeing the ample flesh on display at his local pool. But after a few glances shared with the younger and sexier Ricardo, enough has been said. A few chance encounters in the woodlands, and a memorably explicit moment at a county fair, take us on an erotic trip out of the mundane of Sandro’s life.

 

But just things start to make sense, in walks Maicon, a man who seems like he literally stepped out a Tom of Finland sketch, and upends everything. It seems like Maicon may truly be a work of fiction.

A Filmmaker Q+A will follow this screening

Full info here.

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Suggested Viewing Time:

16:00

IFI@Home

Russian and Chechen with English Subtitles 

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

Welcome to Chechnya is an astonishing documentary, featuring guerilla filmmaking of the highest order. Following escapees from Chechnya, and the tireless and life-threatening work of LGBT activists in Moscow and St Petersburg, the film gives a human face to the invisible people risking their lives to fight for their very right to exist. It demonstrates that, although we have achieved hard-won rights in many countries, to simply be an LGBT person in many parts of the world remains a death-defying act. Welcome to Chechnya is urgent and necessary viewing, and a masterpiece of documentary cinema.

A Filmmaker Q+A will follow this screening

Full info here.

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Suggested Viewing Time:

16:30
IFI@Home

WOMEN'S SHORTS

 

Delphine / dir. Chloé Robichaud / Canada / 2019. 15’

A young Lebanese girl fights to thrive in a world that won’t make space for her.

 

MC Jess / dir. Carla Villa-Lobos / Brazil / 2018. 20’

Demolishing prejudices by being authentically herself, MC Jess is a force to be reckoned with.

 

Were You Gay in High School? / dir. Niki Ang / USA / 2020. 12’

Two queer women recollect their straight salad days over some fast food.

 

Naomi Replanksky at 100 / dir. Megan Rossman / USA / 2020. 6’

From the director of The Archivettes, a pioneering lebian poet on the big 1-0-0. 

 

Ayaneh / dir. Nicolas Greinacher / Switzerland / 2019. 14’

A young refugee finds herself caught between worlds when new desires appear.

 

The Test / dir. Jessica Smith / Australia / 2020. 8’

A loving couple wants to take the ultimate step together, but will the medical results permit them?

 

Queerer Than Thou / dir. Kate Jessop / UK. 2’

Contemporary culture gone mad in this very tongue-in-cheek animation.

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Suggested Viewing Time:

16:00

IFI@Home

German with English Subtitles

COCOON

We like to think that it gets easier for each generation. And while every young queer person experiences things in different ways, many of us were lucky to do it without the glare of the smartphone camera. For Nora this is just part of being a teenager: the girls who should know better and the boys who definitely don’t. It’s summer in Berlin, and Nora walks a tightrope of pretend confidence and abundant naivety. She bounces from party to rooftop, school to the pool, watching life go by. Then she meets Romy and everything begins to change...

Full info here.

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Suggested Viewing Time:

20:45

 

IFI@Home

#BLM (On Screen)

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

A rare screening of Cheryl Dunye’s seminal work: an homage to the forgotten black women of cinema, and a gamechanger for black lesbian identity on screen.

 

Dunye herself plays Cheryl, a young woman who works behind the desk of a video store in Philadelphia. Cheryl becomes fascinated by one particular black actress - known only as the Watermelon Woman - and embarks on a quest to find out more about her. Along with her friend and erstwhile sparring partner, Tamara, Cheryl discovers astonishing things that upend her perception of this woman. All this while getting to know the alluring (and white) Diana.

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Suggested Viewing Time:

22:00

IFI@Home

ASK ANY BUDDY

Lovingly and erotically anthropological, Evan Purchell’s essay film Ask Any Buddy is a kaleidoscope of boys from bygone eras. Made with the warmth of grainy film and disco, it pieces together the work of famous adult directors of the day, including William Higgins, Tom DeSimone and Joe Gage. Purchell pieces together fragments from 126 theatrical feature films, spanning the years 1968-1986, to create a cut-up of urban gay life through a particular viewpoint.

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