Gaze @25yrs – Irish LGBT Short Films
Saturday 2nd December
Regent Street Cinema, 15:00 - 16:30
Cert 15. This year GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin celebrated its 25-year legacy of LGBT inclusivity, visibility, celebration, activism and progress. Here IFFL joins them in marking this Silver Anniversary!
14:30mins / Dir: Richard Wade
A dark comedy about the sensationalised media representation of trans people, and the burdens of local planning regulation.
21:30mins / Dir: Graham Cantwell
Lily tells the tale of an adolescent girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman. In the wake of a violent and vicious homophobic attack, she is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.
THE CONDOM MAN
12mins / Dir: Cara Holmes
This is the story of how Irish people fought the system, provided frontline and core services for haemophiliacs and other HIV/AIDS patients, and ultimately saved lives.
22mins / Dir: Michael Moody Culpepper
Based on a Colm Tóibín short story, 3 Friends follows Fergus, a pensive, young man, who is propelled on a powerful journey that begins at his mother's funeral. He grief becomes a catalyst to reflect upon his life and relationships. Ultimately it is through death, joy, and sex that Fergus looks inside to define himself.
I'M ROGER CASEMENT
12mins / Dir: Dearbhla Walsh / Choreographe: Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Finally, in a stunning visual and visceral artistic exploration, I’m Roger Casement dances it’s way through the queer legacy of the Irish revolutionary. The film is a sensuous, poetic and moving evocation of a complex history seen in contemporary bodies, and the perfect concluding work for the GAZE twenty-fifth anniversary shorts programme.