Sunday 5th August

Sunday 5th August - 2:00pm

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YESTERGAZE 

This years Yestergaze will mark two milestone anniversaries - 100 years since women won the right to vote and 25 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland - with a special spoken word performance by an exciting cast of commentators.

 

Combining Slam Poetry, Free Verse and personal reflections, this session will be thought provoking, emotional, challenging, while also being celebratory. Yestergaze will also include some extraordinary moments from the RTE film archive.

 

Kindly supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Tickets for this event are available through the Light House Cinema Box Office, when you purchase tickets for another screening.

Sunday 5th August - 2:00pm
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IRIS CELEBRATES UNDER_REPRESENTED VOICES ON SCREEN

Queer cinema, by its very nature, has modelled its intentions as a voice for the voiceless, recognising the power of representing the spectrum of LGBTQ+ people on screen. However, there are still voices missing, particularly in representation of ethnically diverse talent, and portrayals of differently abled queer people. The Iris Prize have been thrilled to see some incredible films in the past year which challenge this, and have curated a programme of shorts which raise up the intersectionality of voices in our community.

Supported by the British Council 

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Run time: 70 Minutes
 

Sunday 5th August - 4:00pm
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WOMEN'S SHORTS

Weaving together distinct and compelling narratives around the queer female voice, the GAZE 2018 Women’s shorts programme traverses age, nationality, ethnicity and time period, curating a creative and candid coalescence that is representative of the similarities and differences of the shared lesbian experience. We are still challenging the patriarchy, testing bechdel, and committed to showcasing strong women both on camera, and behind it.

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Run time: 77 Minutes
 

Sunday 5th August - 4:00pm
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REMEMBERING THE MAN

Inspired by and based upon long lost audio recordings with Timothy Conigrave, Remembering the Man uncovers the true story of how Romeo met Romeo; their long, amorous courtship; and the tragic manner in which their relationship ended.

 

At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne 1974, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for 16 years, facing disapproval, temptation, separation, and their sad demise in the wake of the AIDs epidemic. Their star crossed relationship was immortalised in Timothy Conigrave’s memoir Holding the Man, and has been adapted for stage and screen. This devastating yet heartwarming documentary gets to the heart of their relationship, illustrating their unbridled infatuation, unwavering connection, and the lamentable notion that their sad downfall was ultimately what brought them closest together.

Presented in partnership with Queer Screen Sydney

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Form: Documentary  /  Country: Australia  /  Year: 2016  /  Run time: 83 Minutes
Director: Eleanor Sharpe & Nickolas Bird

Sunday 5th August - 6:00pm
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IRISH SHORTS

The apple of our eye - the GAZE 2018 Irish shorts programme annually reaffirms the quality of LGBT film and filmmaking talent within Ireland, as well as the standard of work being produced internationally by Irish creators. The sheer scope in the exploration in themes, concepts and artistic approaches is proof that queer Irish film has come of age. This curated programme reflects the diverse spectrum of voices, the wide-eyed fantasies and the distinct experiences of the Irish LGBT community. GAZE is committed to promoting these voices outside of the festival, and is proud to include the programme in our upcoming 2018 / 2019 GAZE On Tour season.

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Run time: 77 Minutes

Sunday 5th August - 6:00pm
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COBY

In a small town in the American Midwest, Suzanna, aged 23, changes gender and becomes a boy - Coby. Her transformation deeply disrupts the lives of all who love her. Coby’s emergence from his chrysalis prompts the transformation of a whole family compelled to modify their own perspectives. Not only a physical metamorphosis is at stake here, but also a spiritual and personal one.


Coby’s transition emerges before the eyes of the world, even viewers on YouTube. A daily video shows each new step toward his new body. This documentation captures not only his physical transformation, but his psychological and emotional evolution. Coby’s body, voice, feelings and desires alter significantly before the audience’s eyes, and cause great upheaval. Ultimately, this upheaval leads to greater intimacy between Coby and his family and friends, as he makes his transition to finally become his authentic self.

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Form: Documentary  /  Country: France  /  Year: 2017  /  Run time: 83 Minutes
Director: Christian Sonderegger

Sunday 5th August - 8:30pm
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A MOMENT IN THE REEDS

A Moment in the Reeds is a tender, romantic and sensual love story, with undertones pertinent to the current socio-political climate in Europe, which intercepts and interprets a moment of connection and intense intimacy between two relative strangers.

 

College student Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house in preparation to be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a kinship and spend a short but profound time discovering one another during the Finnish midsummer.

 

Their brief, intense relationship cuts through both language and social barriers, and proves that there are no obstacles which can curb the power of human attraction, affection and connection.

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Form: Fiction  /  Country: Finland  /  Year: 2017  /  Run time: 107 Minutes
Director: Mikko Makela

Sunday 5th August - 8:30pm
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L'ANIMALE

Tom boy Mati and her exclusively male gang of friends spend their days loitering, riding dirt bikes, and generally terrorising the inhabitants of their small Austrian village. When Sebastian, the leader of the pack, falls in love with Mati and she rebukes his advances, she runs the risk of losing her place with the boys, and the only peer group she has ever known.

 

Simultaneously Mati meets Carla and begins to secretly explore her sexuality, causing her world to become unstable. The encounter with this independent, liberated girl shows Mati who she could really be; alive and open; something that is in direct opposition to the life she had known with her competitive, conventional, and quite unexceptional friends.


Exploring the subtle seismograph of the social realities of small town life, L’Animale is a stunning ensemble piece, and a truly european take on the family melodrama.

Supported by the Austrian Embassy of Ireland

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Form: Fiction  /  Country: Austria  /  Year: 2018  /  Run time: 100 Minutes
Director: Katharina Mueckstein

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