Event: Lesbian family comedy 'Chutney Popcorn'


Dublin Film Qlub’s offering this Pride month is one of the first films to tackle lesbian motherhood, and it’s a cracker.


This season’s theme is Functional Families and it focuses on the depiction of families in the context of LGBT relationships. So far screenings have included classics such as Longtime Companion and The Place Without Limits.

Next up is Chutney Popcorn a 1999 release that centres on an Indian-American lesbian and her decision to have a surrogate child for her sister. Directed by Nisha Ganatra (Transparent) the film was critically acclaimed on release and won several awards at LGBT film festivals.

According to The Film Qlub: “Chutney Popcorn was one of the first films to document the ‘maternity turn’ in modern lesbian history. It is a comedy, but it shows the very real challenges posed by all these ‘immaculate conceptions’ (as Emma Donoghue has called them) to the traditional understanding of lesbianism, of womanhood, of reproduction, and, last but not least, of the almighty family unit.”

The screening takes place at 2.30 on Saturday Jun 19th in The New Theatre 43 Essex St in Temple Bar.

For more information see the Dublin Film Qlub website and for a for a sneak peak at the season lineup see the trailer below.


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