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Runtime: 102 mins
Opening Night Gala Part love story, part thriller (and all astonishingly true), The Circle weaves a gorgeous 1950s period drama around a documentary to reveal the story of Zürich’s groundbreaking gay network and magazine - Der Kreis. Enriched with impressive conversational records, the film depicts a decade-long love story between young teacher Ernst Ostertag and drag star Robi Rapp and reveals the couple’s inspiring self-knowledge, love and courage. This beautifully re-enacted...
Thursday July 31 2014 @ 20:00
Runtime: 60 mins
New Shorts Programme I’ll Get There Canada, Benjamin Lussier Dating Sucks USA, Sam Berliner Dear Sappho USA, Emmeline Kim The Break Canada, Alexis Mitchell All Eyes on Me UK, Harun Güler Drops France, Bogdan D. Smith Change Over Time USA, Ewan Duarte The GAZE Gems are a new collection of shorts specially curated by the festival programmer. This eclectic collection of films primarily looks at trans* and...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 16:30
Runtime: 70 mins
Pino is a mechanic and an off- road racing champion, who transitions to her true gender and takes the name Beatrice. She meets Marianna, a Romanian nurse who is taking care of Beatrice’s elderly mother. A romance begins between the two and they soon fall in love. Fighting established society norms and prejudices, the two brides tie the knot in Rome. Off Road is an Italian documentary love story about travelling that rocky and un-surfaced road to become an unconventional family in a...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 16:30
Runtime: 98 mins
Quick Change is an unabashed take on the dangerous, underground world of the illegal cosmetic trade. Dorina, the main character and driver of this simple but intoxicating narrative, is a devoted wife to Uno and a mother figure to her eight-year-old nephew Hiro. She also has herself a flourishing cosmetic surgery business and is kept very busy with the trans beauty queens of Quick Change who rely on her with her unlicensed DIY procedures. Filmed at real locations using a hand-held camera, the...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 18:30
Runtime: 107 mins
This event is free but ticketed. You must call us at 01 8728006 or call in to us at the Light House Cinema box office to avail of your free tickets. Based on Vito Russo’s groundbreaking 1981 work of film history, this wonderful documentary, The Celluloid Closet gathers clips from dozens of mainstream Hollywood films to illustrate how North American cinema has dealt with LGBT themes over the years. The popular films of the Golden Age could only hint at homosexuality and often portrayed ‘gays’...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 18:30
Runtime: 84 mins
Known for her deadpan satire, writer-director-actress Desiree Akhavan raises the bar for queer comedies with her rueful and uproariously clever Appropriate Behaviour. Outspoken Shirin is a bit of a mess—she’s in the process of breaking up with her girlfriend and her long-term career prospects are nonexistent (she can’t even command the attention of the 6-year-olds in her filmmaking class). In spite of being an unapologetic bisexual in her personal life, Shirin continues to mask her...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 20:30
Runtime: 93 mins
I Always Said Yes tells the story of pioneering filmmaker Wakefield Poole, whose career as dancer in the Ballet Russe, choreographer for Richard Rogers and erotic art film director spanned the golden years of Broadway, television, porno chic, and gay liberation. An outspoken and articulate artist, Poole didn’t think of himself as a gay pornographer. He was a filmmaker who used his dance and theatre background to create beautiful, erotic art films that challenged the mind. Filled with...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 20:30
Runtime: 78 mins
As most of the world moves towards equality for LGBT people, a handful of countries are clearly moving in the opposite direction. Campaign of Hate is a timely, lucid and necessary documentary dealing with the hot-button issue of LGBT discrimination in Russia. With anti-gay sentiment and legislation spreading rapidly throughout the country (Moscow has even outlawed Gay Pride parades for the next 100 years), the film provides impressive, candid access to everyday Russian LGBT citizens and...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 22:30
Runtime: 94 mins
A passionate story about secret love, athletic aspirations and criminal intrigue, The Last Match delves into the world of best friends Rei and Yosvani, two young men struggling to keep their heads above water in contemporary Havana. Teenage husband, father and soccer fanatic, Rei hires himself out as a rent boy to rich men, while for Yosvani survival comes in the form of a rich older fiancée. Life continues as normal until Rei comes to the troubling realisation that he is in love with his...
Friday August 1 2014 @ 22:30
Runtime: 106 mins
A family’s internal struggle is brought to an intriguing climax in Rosie, a new film from Swiss LGBT filmmaker Marcel Gisler. Lorenz, a successful gay author suffering acute writers’ block, has to leave Berlin and return to eastern Switzerland to provide care for his aged mother, Rosie, who smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and is enjoying her widowhood to the fullest. When he finds himself confronted with the fact that fun-loving (albeit stubborn) Rosie refuses both outside...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 14:30
Runtime: 112 mins
The Case Against 8 is an account of the epic five-year legal battle that overturned Proposition 8. Co-directors Cotner and White take us on a riveting, hold-your-breath, behind the scenes look at the historic Californian trial that overturned the controversial constitutional amendment. The story first made headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush vs Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 14:30
Runtime: 71 mins
Good Morning Canada, Stephen Dunn, Peter Knight Sic USA, Joshua Hinkson Bedding Andrew Canada, Blair Fukumura A Last Farewell Swedish, Casper Andreas Mecs Meufs France, Liam Engle Camoflage Germany, Andres Kassler, Stephen Kamph Spooners USA, Bryan Horch Our men’s shorts programme begins with Good Morning, about a man who shares a hangover morning with a seventeen year old. In Sic, two friends have a bit of an...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 16:30
Runtime: 71 mins
Women in India are disempowered due to a predominantly patriarchal structure and to be a lesbian, bisexual or trans man means double disempowerment. Fighting against stereotypes, gender and sexual bias, rigid family values and a law that criminalises homosexuality,
 LBT people in India face insurmountable challenges to live openly and with dignity. Finding love and a life partner are dreams that take a lot of determination to make it a reality. Purple Skies, an upbeat feature...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 16:30
Runtime: 70 mins
A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility. A somewhat controversial figure within the trans community, Bornstein has for decades been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender - and her own identity. Many say that Kate should be thanked for paving the way – that she modeled how we can tell our stories. Featuring archive clips of performances, home movies and...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 18:30
Runtime: 70 mins
GAZE audiences are in for a real treat with a world exclusive 10-minute preview of The Queen of Ireland, a new documentary (in the making) that will be premiered in 2016. The film follows Rory O’ Neill’s (aka Panti Pandora Bliss) journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to ‘national treasure’. Director Conor Horgan will be in attendance to talk through how the documentary is progressing. African Pride, by RTE journalist and documentary maker Laura Fletcher, examines homophobia in South...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 18:30
Runtime: 95 mins
Contains sexually explicit imagery – viewer discretion advised. Directors Charles Lum and Todd Verow will be in attendance. Leather, rubber, uniform, skinhead, history, hardcore sex, community and gay rights – all feature in Age of Consent, an informative, eye opening, playful and (let’s be honest) downright dirty documentary that tells the story of The Hoist, London’s first and only surviving gay sex fetish bar. With a kinky cast of characters; from the club’s cleaner, all the way...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 20:30
Runtime: 87 mins
Tru is a woman who can’t commit to a relationship for any length of time. Restless by nature and wounded by the past, she goes through life bed-hopping with no anchor to ground her until she meets Alice, a beautiful 60-year- old widow who has come to town to visit her workaholic daughter Suzanne, who is also Tru’s best friend. When Suzanne (whose relationship with her mother is already conflicted) is too busy to spend time with her, she enlists Tru to ‘babysit’ Alice while she works. Tru Love...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 20:30
Runtime: 105 mins
Szabolcs, a young Hungarian footballer playing for a German team, decides to return to his home village when things get tough. Settling into an isolated farm that he has inherited from his grandfather, Szabolc soon meets Áron, a teenager searching for his identity in an ultra- traditional region. Together they renovate the dilapidated farm and before long a mutual attraction stirs some deeper emotions within Szabolcs, complicating his desire for a simple life. As the two young men explore...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 22:30
Runtime: 83 mins
This buddy film follows the adventures of two lesbian hookers as they wind their way through a world of bargain- hunting housewives, husky-voiced seductresses and double-dealing conservative women. Hungry and needing a place to sleep, Margaret (a down-and-out gay woman who’s not quite cutting it on the streets) meets the more seasoned Jo, who offers to take the floundering ingénue under her wing. By navigating the bizarre fetishes and sexual desires of their ‘clients’, this film brings into...
Saturday August 2 2014 @ 22:30
Runtime: 97 mins
Special Film Qlub Screening. Sponsored by the French Embassy in Ireland and the Institut Français. French, with English subtitles. The film will be screened from a 35 mm copy. Free tea/coffee before the film (please present your ticket at the bar) Open discussion after the screening. Director Alain Guiraudie (Stranger By The Lake) is relatively unknown in Ireland, and we are taking this opportunity to show an earlier (possibly better) film of his, The King of Escape. A chubby gay...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 14:30
Runtime: 60 mins
Post Screening: GAZE will be hosting a Caged Lesbian gathering in the Red Room. See events page. BFI Flare Programmer Emma Smart will be in attendance. Join BFI Flare (London LGBT Film Festival) programmer Emma Smart as she looks back through the decades and explores the many ways lesbians behind bars have been portrayed on the big and small screen. From the scary butch warden in the Hollywood classic Caged to the feisty girls in British borstal drama Scrubbers, women-in-prison films and...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 14:30
Runtime: 84 mins
In the dusty white plains of the Nevada Desert, 60,000 people come together each year to create a temporary city called Burning Man, an infamous eight-day arts festival and social experiment based on principles of radical self-expression. Tag team Grillo and Nelsen travel to the Playa on a quest to delve deep into a subset of this radical population, Camp Beaverton, the desert oasis where lesbians, bisexuals and trans* come to play and explore their sexual and personal boundaries. From clit-...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 16:30
Runtime: 84 mins
Anthony Rapp of the cultural phenomenon Rent, stars in Grind, a short musical film about dating and murder. Vincent is a plain guy in his 30’s living in Hell’s Kitchen with his roommate who is a gorgeous underwear model. Grind takes a dark and artistic look at the ways we connect in today’s multi screened hook-up culture and asks, “Do you really know who you’re talking to?” USA - 2014 In the documentary Gay Meets Girl, gay filmmaker, Tim explores the boundaries of his own sexuality by...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 16:30
Runtime: 80 mins
Dawn O’Donnell was a penniless lesbian in 1950s Australia. Nevertheless, driven by money, power and sex, she stormed her way through Sydney’s gay underworld and built herself an empire of drag clubs, sex shops and real estate, Married twice, once to a man and then to a woman, this convent-girl turned ice-skater became a major player in Sydney’s transformation from a sleepy provincial city into one of the gayest hotspots in the world. It’s true that Dawn was a ruthless businesswoman, but was...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 18:30
Runtime: 101 mins
A documentary portrait, The Dog follows the life of John Wojtowicz, who spectacularly attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank in 1972 in order to finance his lover’s gender sex-reassignment surgery. His attempted heist was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), starring Al Pacino. As family members and former lovers attest in candid interviews, ‘The Dog’s’ dogged determination to express his fluid sexuality, whether under the covers, behind bars or in the media spotlight, put him...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 18:30
Runtime: 95 mins
Boy Meets Girl is a tender, sex positive romantic comedy about a gorgeous twenty-something transgender girl called Ricky who is looking for love in rural Kentucky. Lamenting the lack of bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. In walks Francesca, a beautiful woman waiting for her Marine fiancé to return from war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby (Ricky’s platonic childhood friend) to face his true feelings for Ricky. Funny and...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 20:30
Runtime: 82 mins
A light-hearted tale of intergenerational love and desire, Bruce LaBruce’s latest film follows the story of a young man called Lake who finds himself attracted to much older men. When Lake takes a job as a care assistant at a local nursing home his secret desire draws him to one of the residents, 81-year-old Melvyn, a flamboyant older person. Their friendship quickly develops into lust and when the time is right, Lake liberates Melvyn from his drug-hazed confinement and they set off on a road...
Sunday August 3 2014 @ 20:30
Runtime: 96 mins
One hot August night in 2006, in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’. In activist circles they become known as The New Jersey 4. Through the lives of these young women, Out in the Night reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became...
Monday August 4 2014 @ 13:30
Runtime: 95 mins
Leonardo is a visually impaired teenager struggling to break free from his well-meaning friends and family. At home, his over- protective mother won’t let him do things by himself, and at school his best friend, Giovana, attentively looks out for him, leaving no room for Leonardo to stand up for himself. Wanting to experience the world for himself he considers going on an exchange programme, hoping to start afresh. However, when new student Gabriel arrives in town, new feelings blossom and...
Monday August 4 2014 @ 15:30
Runtime: 65 mins
The First Date USA, Janella Lacson Bouddhi Bouddha France, Sophie Galibert Mamis: A Family Portrait Cuba/Spain/UK, Virginia Fuentes What’s Your Sign? USA, Leanna ‘Alex’ Slow Social Butterfly France, Lauren Wolkstein Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny Canada, Gabrielle Zilkha This programme of women’s shorts presents the best in the year’s lesbian filmmaking. We begin with The First Date, a story about a woman recalling the embarrassing...
Monday August 4 2014 @ 15:30
Runtime: 95 mins
Slightly overweight teenager Florian Herbst shows little interest in sports or girls. He is happiest when his dad is not at home – so he can disco dance around the house with his adoring mom, wear crazy costumes, and forget his troubles. But a sudden turn of events removes mom from the household, and father and son are left to cope with only each other, just as Florian is coming to terms with his budding sexuality. Axel Ranich’s gay coming-of-age tale is told with equal parts humor, absurdity,...
Monday August 4 2014 @ 17:30
Runtime: 64 mins
'Coming Out Of The West' Cian Tracey, 'Me First' Leanne Byrne, 'I Am' Anna Rodgers, 'Who Am I To Feel So Free' Dylan Hennessey, 'Becoming Kiki' John Corcoran, 'The Usual' Ruth Mc Nally. GAZE continues to support Irish film and is proud to present another programme of LGBT shorts. This year’s selection begins with Coming Out Of The West, a short film about two openly gay Irish men living very different lives. Me First is a story about an unhappily married woman who finds comfort in the arms of...
Monday August 4 2014 @ 17:30
Runtime: 114 mins
Closing Night Gala This year’s closing film tells the story of 16-year-old Billie whose reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to transition from female to male. On top of this there’s also the upsetting parental decision that Billie will have to go live with her dad full time for a year. However, mother and daughter make a promise to each other – to meet ‘one day a week, every week for a year’. With their time together now limited to Tuesday...
Monday August 4 2014 @ 20:00