GAZE: The George (+ Pre-Feature Short)CLUB 18+105 min
The George Dir. Clark Harding, Ireland, 2002, 55m
Way back in 2002 at ‘The Tenth Dublin Lesbian & Gay Film Festival’ we were excited to screen a hot new documentary by a young filmmaker named Clark Harding. Clark’s film The George focused on the regulars of Dublin’s favourite gay bar as a starting point for a wider exploration of the city’s changing queer scene and gay life in the capital. More than twenty years later we revisit The George and screen this amazing archive piece in front of an audience for the first time since its original outing. Dublin has changed, gay life has changed, GAZE has changed ... have you?
With fantastic footage of The George, Alternative Miss Ireland, drag shows and an already unreocgnisable Dublin, you will adore this trip down memory lane via South Great George’s Street. We are excited to welcome Clark all the way from Los Angeles to share this screening with us, along with as many of the original cast of queer icons, Dublin divas and familiar faces as we can find. Join us after the screening for a conversation about the scene and nightlife then and now. With thrilling footage of The George, Alternative Miss Ireland, and an already unreocgnisable Dublin, you will adore this trip down memory lane via South Great George’s Street, featuring a cast of Irish queer heroes including Brendan Courtney, Panti, Veda, Shirley Temple Bar, and many more blasts from the past.
Making Waves Dir. Shane O’Callaghan / Ireland / 2023 / 11m
This short documentary was filmed over the course of a weekend gathering on the coast of Co.Clare and explores the experiences, uncertainties and joys of life as an LGBTQ+ person in rural Ireland.