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Friday 1st August 2014
Runtime: 84 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 bisexuality from her Iranian parents and embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades. UK - 2014
20:30
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Runtime: 78 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 activists coping with mounting discrimination. The graphic scenes that filmmaker and social activist, Michael Lucas captures in Campaign of Hate paint a sobering picture of the worsening reality for Russia’s queer citizens. Russia - 2014
22:30
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Runtime: 60 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 genderqueer lives and loves through the medium of photography, animation, dance and music. I’ll Get There is an intoxicating music video where carelessness and natural urges clash with ambition and purpose. Animation, humour and charm combine as a young genderqueer tries to find romance in Dating Sucks. Dear Sappho is a love story told with a pulsating beat and beautiful choreography. The Break explores the relationship between gender and the singing voice. From formal portraiture to selfies, All Eyes on Me explores the synergies between photography and identity. Drops is a beautiful artistic short film. Change Over Time is an animated, experimental short about the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone.
16:30
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Runtime: 93 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 gorgeous archival footage, excerpts from his lushly photographed films and entertaining interviews with Poole’s contemporaries and colleagues, this is a story of artistic integrity and disappointment, self-destruction, fortitude and musical comedy. USA - 2013
20:30
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Runtime: 70 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 conventional country. Italy - 2013 Extra Shorts EPITAPH UK - 2013 - 8 mins - Director: Amy Coop When Claude reads about the death of his one-time Music Hall partner, he decides to pay him a very personal tribute. RUDIE CAN’T FAIL UK - 2014 - 7 mins - Director: Joe Bateman A short film about families sunbathing in their back gardens.
16:30
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Runtime: 98 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 film provides an almost documentary- like peek into the complex psyche of transgender woman who, despite its hazards, undergo collagen injections to sculpt their breasts, cheeks, and buttocks. Quick Change simply sparkles as an indie film. Philippines - 2013
18:30
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Runtime: 107 mins
Rating: CLUB
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’ as simpering characters, objects of scorn or merriment, or insidious villains. Layered between the clips are insightful interviews with filmmakers and prominent Hollywood stars including Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine and Tom Hanks. So whether you fancy revisiting this iconic film or are seeing it for the first time, we hope you join us for this special retrospective event. USA - 1995
18:30
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Runtime: 94 mins
Rating: CLUB
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 best friend. Set in the bustling streets of Cuba, this erotically charged film offers a visceral romance ripe with unexpected turns and dangerous temptations. Cuba/Spain - 2013
22:30
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Parent and Baby Screening
Runtime: 150 mins
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant...
Saturday July 26 2014 @ 11:30
Runtime: 150 mins
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant...
Wednesday July 30 2014 @ 11:30