Feel The Pride At Dublin Cinemas This Month


Dublin’s Pride festival for 2017 is in full swing right now, and both the IFI and the Light House Cinema are celebrating Pride in their own ways. The full programme for August’s GAZE Film Festival was announced this month, and as Pride rolls, Dublin cinemas are marking the occasion with their selections of Irish LGBT films.

The Dublin Pride Parade takes place in the city this Saturday the 24th, but if you’re in town for the event you might also want to pop into the Light House to take in a movie or three. With Smithfield serving as Pride Village on the day, the Smithfield cinema announced that they will be showing three quality Irish films on the day. First up at 2.30pm is A Date For Mad Mary, a story with real sensitivity and a sense of humour about the temperamental Mary’s attempts to get a date for her best friend’s wedding and the things she learns about herself in the process. Next up at 4.30pm is The Queen of Ireland, Conor Horgan’s documentary following Panti in the run up to 2015’s historic referendum for marriage equality for same sex couples. Finally at 6.30pm is Handsome Devil, the Closing Gala film at this year’s DIFF that looks at the relationship of two young men attending at a posh and rugby-obsessed school in Blackrock. The artsy and sensitive Fionn is teased by his schoolmates for his assumed homosexuality, when in fact it’s his sporty roommate Conor who might be gay. Why should he not be as Donald Clarke said?

A Date For Mad MaryThe Queen of Ireland and Handsome Devil are three of the most acclaimed films in Ireland in the last few years, and you only have to take a look at Handsome Devil director John Butler’s recent Twitter feed to see the impact that films like these can have:

 

Meanwhile, the Irish Film Institute have added a collection of LGBTQ focused-short films to the IFI Player. These free-to-view shorts by talented Irish filmmakers focus on a variety of LGBT+ themes, including I Am, an exploration of explores gender identity and transgender experiences in Ireland, directed by Anna Rodgers and commissioned by Transgender Equality Network Ireland.

 

Know of any other ways Dublin cinemas are celebrating Pride this month? Let us know at filmindublin@gmail.com.

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

GAZE - Five Films For Freedom
GAZE and British Council Ireland present #FiveFilms4Freedom Shorts Programme
March 26, 2020
VMDIFF Surprise Film 2020
Let’s speculate wildly on what the VMDIFF Surprise Film 2020 is
February 29, 2020
David Lynch Season Light House
David Lynch Season returns to the Light House Cinema
February 28, 2020
VMDIFF Surprise Film 2020
Countdown to VMDIFF20: 5 Things to look out for
February 26, 2020
Sass Mouth Dames
The latest Sass Mouth Dames Film Club kicks off in March
February 19, 2020
Rialto Cinema Club
The Rialto Cinema Club brings cinema to Dublin 8
February 19, 2020
Wxmen in Horror Month Ireland 2020
Womxn in Horror Month Ireland 2020 promises frightening fun this Feb
February 11, 2020
Best Irish Films of 2010s
Film In Dublin’s Best Irish Films of the 2010s
January 25, 2020
VMDIFF Surprise Film 2020
The programme has arrived for the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020
January 21, 2020

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.