The Dublin Film Qlub is a community of film enthusiasts who provide and attend screenings of special-interest LGBT+ related films.
Paying homage to the popular reclamation of the word ‘queer’, the qlub has compiled a programme entirely devoted to the abnormal:
‘The word “queer” originally meant ‘weird’. Join us as we celebrate the weird and wonderful and forgotten heritage of unclassifiable queer films. Unique propositions, with just one thing in common: a touch of divine madness.’
May 18 @ 3pm: ‘Desperate Remedies’.
‘Camp is gender-bending, with the transgressive irony of exaggeration. And exaggeration is the main ingredient of melodrama, with irrepressible feelings that spill over and flood the screen. This Victorian pastiche is a shamelessly melodramatic operatic lesbianic explosion of fun and madness.’
June 15 @ 3pm: ‘Gates To Paradise’
“Based on a true story, and a genuinely strange turn in European history, the film follows the Children’s Crusade of the year 1212, when a young boy in Germany persuaded a number of children to join him in a Christian crusade to liberate Jerusalem from Muslim control. Somehow, in the process, the story becomes a sociological analysis of cross-currents in groups, and an abstract meditation on the journey of life”.
July 20 @ 3pm: ‘D.E.B.S’.
“A send-off of Bond films (who were all so camp to start with), this international espionage teenage romp does not have a Single Serious Second in it. But as we know, it is very hard work to look breezy, and this effervescent film is made in equal parts of the perfect script, tight edit, and flawless performances. Shaken, not stirred.”
Held in a cosy, wheelchair accessible venue in The New Theatre, Dublin 2, film sessions are preceded by a short introduction and followed by a 10-15 minute discussion. Tea, coffee, and cake are provided to attendees.
Season membership is required to join, this can be procured at the door or by email: [email protected]
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