Roisin Geraghty, Programme Director and Noel Sutton, Festival Director at the launch of the 2016 GAZE Film Festival. Credit: Jason Clarke
The programme for the 2016 GAZE International LGBT film festival was launched this morning at the Light House in Dublin.
Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, this year the GAZE festival is celebrating 24 years of promoting LGBT advocacy, visibility and remembrance.
Arguably, the highlight of this year’s festival is an early look at Paddy Breathnach’s Viva (Breathnach’s I Went Down is an overlooked pre-Celtic Tiger classic), but homegrown talent is well-represented with a selection of Irish shorts and the Irish premiere of Edmund Lynch’s A Different Country.
The 1916 centenary is marked with a screening and panel discussion of the 2002 documentary, The Ghost of Roger Casement.
Other festival highlights include the opening night gala screening of Strike a Pose, a 25-years-later-style documentary reuniting the dancers of Madonna’s “Blonde Ambition” tour, and a rare screening of Michael Curtiz’s unfortunately named classic from 1950, Young Man with a Horn.
And, of course, the obligatory secret screening.
The 2016 GAZE Film Festival runs from July 28th to August 1st at the Light House. The full programme can be viewed at gaze.ie