While there’s a wealth of marvellous movie experiences to be had at this year’s GAZE, we’ve gone ahead and picked our top eight screenings (in no particular order) at the International LGBT Film Festival Dublin 2016!
1. Strike a Pose
Thursday, July 28, 8pm
The incredible true stories of the seven young male dancers who went on tour with Madonna in 1990, appearing in her iconic Truth or Dare documentary along the way.
Friday July 29, 8.30pm
With a moving screenplay from gay Irish actor/writer Mark O’Halloran and directed by Paddy Breathnach (I Went Down), this coming of age drama set in Cuba charts the difficult relationship between a teenage drag queen and her macho father.
3. Theo and Hugo
Friday, July 29, 10.30pm
Compared to Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, this explicit tale of lust in the gay clubs of Paris blossoming into romance is powerful stuff.
4. Me, Myself and Her
Saturday, July 30, 8.30pm
Two women, one confident in her sexuality, the other just out of a straight marriage, navigate love and life in this charmingly captivating film.
Saturday July 30, 8.30pm
This month’s GCN cover star, Twiggy Pucci Garcon is Mother of the House of Pucci in this brilliant documentary following New York’s Kiki scene, a modern youth version of the Ballroom scene made famous by the cult film Paris is Burning 20 years ago.
6. Real Boy
Sunday July 31, 4.30pm
This moving doc follows trans teen Bennett Wallace, as he strives to gain the love and support of his mother, who is struggling with her child’s transition.
The latest from Canadian queer cinema auteur, Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother) is a stylish exploration of a ménage à trois set in Montreal, as two friends fall in love with the same man.
8. Holding The Man
Monday August 1, 8.30pm
Timothy and John fall in love in high school and embark on a 15 year-long relationship in this film adapted from Timothy Conigrave’s hugely successful memoir.
GAZE runs from July 29 to August 1 at the Light House Cinema, for full listings, visit www.gaze.ie
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