This month’s offering from Dublin’s queer film club is a portrait of Paris in the 1920s, and the Lesbian Renaissance at the heart of the city’s cultural life.
In the 1920s multitudes of outstanding lesbian and bisexual women artists drawn to the magnetic pole of Gay Paree, women like Gertrude Stein, Natalie Barney, or the Irish Eileen Gray, who contributed to the sexual ebullience and artistic alchemy in the cauldron of the city.
Greta Schiller’s Paris Was a Woman (1996) tells the story of this incredible time in queer cultural history. Using groundbreaking research and newly discovered home movies, the film uses intimate story-tellng and rare interviews with the likes of Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, Colette, and Janet Flanner, to recreate the mood and flavor of this female artistic community in Paris during its most magical era.
Film Qlub presents Paris Was a Woman on February 21, at the New Theatre in Temple Bar at 2.30pm
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