'Bridegroom' Star To Do Q&A At Liberties Festival


As a part of the 44th annual Liberties Festival, Shane Bitney Crone star of award winning documentary ‘Bridegroom’, will do a Q&A to coincide with the only Irish screening of the film.


The Festival is proud to present the premiere and only Irish screening of the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed documentary film Bridegroom – winner of Best Documentary at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and endorsed by Oprah Winfrey – which tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone following the tragic death of his partner Tom Bridegroom.

The Los Angeles Times called the documentary “A poignant, powerful tale of first love and untimely death as well as a practical, frankly undeniable, plea for marriage equality.”

Shane Bitney Crone will be visiting from Los Angeles for a Q&A moderated by GAZE film Festival Programmer, Emma Connors, following the free screening on Wednesday, July 16 at Wood Quay Venue. This event is free but requires booking. Book here.

The festival will run from July 15 and runs until Saturday July 19 with a diverse, packed programme of arts and community events, a series of workshops for all ages. Almost 90% of Liberties Festival events are free.

Highlights of the 2014 festival include:

  • Liberties Inked, an exhibition focusing on tattoos by photographer Ger O’Donnell

  • Daily Drama Camp with Grace Dyas and Shane Byrne of THEATREclub
  • Sean O’Connor reads from his memoir, Growing Up So High: A Liberties Boyhood
  • Historian Pat Liddy leads a fascinating Walk and Talk guided tour exploring Viking Dublin and its foundations
  • The play Patrick Kavanagh – A Life performed by P J Brady
  • Workshops including maSamba drumming, Liberties in Bloom, fencing in St Patrick’s Park, yoga for adults and children with YogaHub, photography, art and more for all ages
  • Community favourites such as the Blue Rinse Ball, Children’s Talent Show, The Real Big Quiz, and the annual football match between The Traders –v- Kevin Street Garda Station



To see the full programme or for more information visit Liberties Festival online.

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