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Welcome to the 30th edition of GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival!

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  • Cinema Book Club: Fight Club

    This month we're reading Chuck Palahniuk's controversial novel Fight Club and watching David Fincher's even more controversial film adaptation.An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more...

    Director: David Fincher

    Genre: Thriller,Black Comedy

    Release Date: Mon 29 Aug 2022

    Nov 28 / 2022
  • Cinema Book Club: The Shining

    This Halloween we're reading Stephen King's terrifying novel The Shining and watching Stanley Kubrick's iconic and masterful adaptation from 1980 starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence…

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Genre: Horror,Thriller

    Release Date: Mon 29 Aug 2022

    Nov 01 / 2022
  • Blackbird

    An MI6 operative named Victor Blackley turns his back on the agency after his fiancée is killed on a mission gone wrong. Sometime later, he finds himself as the owner of ‘The Blue Moon’, a prestigious hotel in Barbados that…

    Director: Michael Flatley

    Genre: Romance,Action

    Release Date: Fri 02 Sep 2022

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  • GAZE: Audience Choice Film

    To celebrate GAZE's 30th birthday, we’re asking the audience to choose what to watch on Saturday night! We’ve been asking GAZE-goers to tell us their favourite GAZE memory, or what film defines queer cinema for them, and we’re putting together…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 01 / 2022
  • GAZE: Esther Newton Made Me Gay

    “There was nothing published about the culture and sociology of the gay community. I knew I was risking my career…” In an era when gay and lesbian culture was trivialised and pathologised, or at best ignored, Esther Newton broke new…

    Director: Jean Carlomusto

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 01 / 2022
  • GAZE: Generation Tochter

    “Your dear Clara would love to be done with the robberies…” For almost thirty years the Red Army Faction, aka Baader Meinhof Gang, terrorised the capitalist powers-that-be of Germany. Dagmar (Linda Sixt) is one of the final gang members to…

    Director: Marielle Sjomo Samstad

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Sep 29 / 2022
  • GAZE & AEMI: Making and Unmaking (Shorts)

    GAZE is excited to partner together with aemi for a third time to present a programme of Irish and international experimental shorts for the festival’s 30th anniversary. Titled ‘Making & Unmaking’, this programme looks at constructs of identity, particularly as…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 02 / 2022
  • GAZE: Queer Classic: Pink Flamingos

    “This is a direct attack on my divinity!” From screen bans to a place in the Library of Congress, the half-century journey of the abominably good Pink Flamingos is the history of underground cinema itself – loathed and revered in…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Sep 30 / 2022
  • GAZE: The Art of Cruising (Shorts)

    This year we foreground our festival mission to celebrate “the art of film” with shorts programmes that gleefully play with theme and content. The Art of Imagination, The Art of Cruising, The Art of Experience and The Art of Dress…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 01 / 2022
  • GAZE: The Art of Dress (Shorts)

    This year we foreground our festival mission to celebrate “the art of film” with shorts programmes that gleefully play with theme and content. The Art of Imagination, The Art of Cruising, The Art of Experience and The Art of Dress…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 02 / 2022
  • GAZE: The Art of Experience (Shorts)

    This year we foreground our festival mission to celebrate “the art of film” with shorts programmes that gleefully play with theme and content. The Art of Imagination, The Art of Cruising, The Art of Experience and The Art of Dress…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 02 / 2022
  • GAZE: The Art of Imagination (Shorts)

    This year we foreground our festival mission to celebrate “the art of film” with shorts programmes that gleefully play with theme and content. The Art of Imagination, The Art of Cruising, The Art of Experience and The Art of Dress…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Mon 05 Sep 2022

    Oct 01 / 2022
  • Crimes of the Future

    As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner, Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.…

    Director: David Cronenberg

    Genre: Drama,Horror

    Release Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022

    Sep 28 / 2022
  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong...

    Director: Halina Reijn

    Genre: Horror,Thriller,Comedy

    Release Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022

    Sep 28 / 2022
  • See How They Run

    In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable…

    Director: Tom George

    Genre: Historical,Thriller

    Release Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022

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  • Moonage Daydream

    From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of Cobain: Montage of Heck, and featuring never-before-seen concert footage, MOONAGE DAYDREAM is an immersive cinematic experience; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie but also serves…

    Director: Brett Morgen

    Genre: Documentary

    Release Date: Fri 16 Sep 2022

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  • Funny Pages

    Funny Pages, the coming-of-age comedy from actor-turned-director Owen Kline, set in the world of underground comics. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, this naturalistic American indie follows a teenage boy and wannabe artist who drops out of high school to…

    Director: Owen Kline

    Genre: Comedy

    Release Date: Fri 16 Sep 2022

    Sep 28 / 2022
  • Róise & Frank

    Róise & Frank tells the story of the recently widowed Róise (Bríd Ní Neachtain) who in a small Irish seaside town is struggling in the aftermath of her husband Frank’s passing. Grief-stricken and lonely, Róise has distanced herself from the…

    Director: Rachael Moriarty

    Director: Peter Murphy

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 16 Sep 2022

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  • EUNIC Short Shorts from Europe 2022

    Action, comedy, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts from Europe Film Festival – a selection of European short films of ten member countries of EUNIC Ireland. Let Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal,…

    Genre: Drama,Animation,Comedy

    Release Date: Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Nov 08 / 2022
  • Blonde

    From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, this reimagined fictional portrait of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and…

    Director: Andrew Dominik

    Genre: Biopic,Drama

    Release Date: Fri 23 Sep 2022

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  • Don’t Worry Darling

    Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism espoused by their…

    Director: Olivia Wilde

    Genre: Drama,Thriller

    Release Date: Fri 23 Sep 2022

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  • It Is In Us All

    The directorial debut from the exciting new auteur, Antonia Campbell Hughes the film stars Cosmo Jarvis (Calm With Horses), Claes Bang (The Northman), and Rhys Mannion. When Hamish arrives on the soil of his mother's birth, she is felt instantly.…

    Director: Antonia Campbell-Hughes

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 23 Sep 2022

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  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Madama Butterfly

    ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’ On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible…

    Director: Moshe Leiser

    Director: Patrice Caurier

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Sep 27 / 2022
  • DIO: Dreamers Never Die

    The definitive documentary on legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio comes to movie theatres around the world for a two-day-only film event. Ronnie James Dio's story transcends the standard rock documentary. Beautifully highlighting both his powerful voiceand his gentle heart,…

    Director: Don Argott

    Director: Demian Fenton

    Genre: Documentary

    Release Date: Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Sep 28 / 2022
    Oct 02 / 2022
  • GAZE Opening Gala: Wildhood

    “At least now you’re free to go anywhere you want…” Two-Spirit director Bretten Hannam’s Wildhood radically reimagines both the romance and the road movie in a captivating and beautifully-observed feature that was six-times nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards 2022…

    Director: Bretten Hannam

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Sep 28 / 2022
  • INU-OH (Subbed)

    INU-OH is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa player, and as Tomona…

    Director: Masaaki Yuasa

    Genre: Animation

    Release Date: Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Sep 29 / 2022
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  • GAZE: Queer Classic: The Living End

    “Fuck everything!” Before anti-retrovirals, before Morrissey went batshit, before ‘Bad Gays’ were bad and GAZE was even ‘GAZE’… there was Gregg Araki’s The Living End. Released the same year GAZE was born, this is a perfect chance for us to…

    Director: Gregg Araki

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Sep 30 / 2022
  • GAZE: Queer Eire: New Irish Shorts

    The backbone of GAZE Film Festival is the annual new Irish shorts programme. Every year we take the temperature of LGBTQ+ life in Ireland via a gamut of fresh cinematic work. This year we’ve been truly spoiled, so as well…

    Genre: Festival,LGBTQIA+

    Release Date: Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Sep 30 / 2022
  • Flux Gourmet

    Welcome to the Sonic Catering Institute, a creative retreat for artists whose work occupies a place somewhere between avant-garde music and outré cuisine. Run by the eccentric Jan Stevens (Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones), the three-week workshop is playing host…

    Director: Peter Strickland

    Genre: Comedy,Drama,Horror

    Release Date: Fri 30 Sep 2022

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  • Girls Girls Girls

    Mimmi, Emma, and Rönkkö are girls at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. On three consecutive Fridays, two of them experience the earth-moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to…

    Director: Alli Haapasalo

    Genre: Romance

    Release Date: Fri 30 Sep 2022

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  • Royal Ballet 2022/23 Season: Mayerling

    Inspired by dark and gripping real-life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the…

    Genre: Event Cinema,Ballet

    Release Date: Wed 05 Oct 2022

    Oct 05 / 2022
  • Billy Joel Live at Yankee Stadium

    In celebration of 50 years of Billy Joel, “Live at Yankee Stadium” comes to the big screen for a special two-night fan event. Billy Joel’s legendary 1990 concert at Yankee Stadium stands as one of the greatest concert films of…

    Director: Jon Small

    Genre: Documentary

    Release Date: Wed 05 Oct 2022

    Oct 05 / 2022
    Oct 09 / 2022
  • NT Live 2022: Jack Absolute Flies Again

    A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British…

    Director: Emily Burns

    Genre: Event Cinema

    Release Date: Thu 06 Oct 2022

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  • Vicky

    In 2018 on the steps of the High Court in Dublin, Vicky Phelan gave a now infamous address where she exposed one of the worst women’s health scandals in Irish History, the CervicalCheck debacle. VICKY is a profound and intimate…

    Director: Sasha King

    Genre: Documentary

    Release Date: Fri 07 Oct 2022

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  • Pure Grit

    Sharmaine dreams of becoming a champion again but she needs money to compete, and jobs are scarce on the reservation. Sharmaine quit racing and her job to care for her sister who was paralyzed in a catastrophic accident on the…

    Director: Kim Bartley

    Genre: Documentary

    Release Date: Fri 07 Oct 2022

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  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Aida

    Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choice between their loyalty…

    Director: Robert Carsen

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Oct 12 / 2022
  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: La bohème

    Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while…

    Director: Richard Jones

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Thu 20 Oct 2022

    Oct 20 / 2022
  • The Thing (40th Anniversary)

    In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien that has been buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror, and becomes…

    Director: John Carpenter

    Genre: Horror,Sci-Fi

    Release Date: Fri 28 Oct 2022

    Oct 28 / 2022
  • Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2022

    The Grateful Dead return to cinemas worldwide for the 2022 Meet-Up At The Movies. This year we’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Europe ‘72 Album, by bringing the previously unreleased Tivoli Concert Hall, 4/17/72 performance to the big…

    Director: Len Dell’Amico

    Genre: Documentary

    Release Date: Tue 01 Nov 2022

    Nov 01 / 2022
  • Royal Ballet 2022/23 Season: A Diamond Celebration

    The Royal Ballet’s dazzling Principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognizes the amazing support of all…

    Genre: Event Cinema,Ballet

    Release Date: Wed 16 Nov 2022

    Nov 16 / 2022
  • Cinema Book Club: The Muppet Christmas Carol

    To get ourselves in the Christmas Spirit we're reading Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and watching the Muppets musical adaptation starring Michael Caine, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. Join us for a chat and a mulled wine after the…

    Director: Brian Henson

    Genre: Comedy,Drama

    Release Date: Fri 02 Dec 2022

    Dec 19 / 2022
  • Royal Ballet 2022/23 Season: The Nutcracker

    Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit…

    Genre: Event Cinema,Ballet

    Release Date: Thu 08 Dec 2022

    Dec 08 / 2022
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  • Royal Ballet 2022/23 Season: Like Water for Chocol

    A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby…

    Genre: Event Cinema,Ballet

    Release Date: Thu 19 Jan 2023

    Jan 19 / 2023
  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: The Barber of Seville

    When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo. Expect heart-melting serenades,…

    Director: Moshe Leiser

    Director: Patrice Caurier

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Wed 15 Feb 2023

    Feb 15 / 2023
  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Turandot

    In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the…

    Director: Andrei Serban

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Wed 22 Mar 2023

    Mar 22 / 2023
  • Royal Ballet 2022/23 Season: Cinderella

    Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal…

    Genre: Event Cinema,Ballet

    Release Date: Wed 12 Apr 2023

    Apr 12 / 2023
  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: The Marriage of Figaro

    Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be. With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story…

    Director: David McVicar

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Thu 27 Apr 2023

    Apr 27 / 2023
  • Royal Ballet 2022/23 Season: The Sleeping Beauty

    The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In…

    Genre: Event Cinema,Ballet

    Release Date: Wed 24 May 2023

    May 24 / 2023
  • Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Il trovatore

    Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up…

    Director: Adele Thomas

    Genre: Event Cinema,Opera

    Release Date: Tue 13 Jun 2023

    Jun 13 / 2023

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