A special screening of underrated Irish gay film, ‘A Man of No Importance’, will be screened as part of the Irish Film Institute’s Open day on Saturday.
Continuing it’s support of Dublin Pride and celebrating the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive, the IFI present A Man of No Importance (1994), starring Albert Finney as Alfie, a 1960s bus conductor reluctant to reveal his homosexuality to an unwelcoming Dublin.
His attempts to mount an amatuer production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé are met with sabotage by friends and family, including Michael Gambon and Brenda Fricker, while his unrequited love for bus driver, Robbie (Rufus Sewell) leads him into declaring the love that dare not speak its name.
The New York Times called A Man of No Importance “a small film with far more charm than its premise might suggest. It is acted with great warmth and wit by an ideal cast.”
‘A Man of No Importance’ screens as part of IFI’s Open Day on Saturday, June 20 at 6.30pm. Tickets are free and distributed in person only on Saturday at the IFI from 11am. Max four free tickets per person queuing, www.ifi.ie/openday
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