SEASON 9: OFF THE WALL! 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.
Predestination incorporates historical fiction, science fiction, romance, drama, trans issues, and more twists than a spinning tornado. If you expect the unexpected… you will still be surprised. They say the best science fiction is never about gadgets and special effects, it’s always about interesting ideas, and this film is a good example. An adaptation from a short story written in the golden age of science fiction, the 1950s, this queer genre-bending tale feels rather contemporary. Sarah Nook and Ethan Hawk star, and they carry the film on their shoulders. A quiet, unasuming story, the plot of Predestination takes quite some time to unfold, but that’s because (shhh… it’s a clue) it has time to spare.
We are delighted to present the Irish premiere of this groundbreaking film.
INTRO. SEASON 9: OFF THE WALL!
Queer films have been thrilling and enlightening audiences since the prehistory of cinema (two women kissing in 1888 in Muibridge’s Plate 444, or two men dancing together in 1895 in Dickson’s Experimental Sound Film), and will continue to do so in the future of cinema (see Ximena Cuevas’ experimental lesbian videoart, or Yobert Yang’s cottaging simulation videogame The Tearoom, of 2017). Queer-friendly and LGBTQ filmmakers have made movies in every genre: romance, documentary, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, horror, musical. AND they have also made movies that are impossible to classify… Because they don’t want to be classified. Because they rather invent their own genres. Because they want to use a secret code. Because they don’t care if they’re seen as camp, mad, fab, or ‘gas’. 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.
Tickets at the door only – €5 Day Membership/ticket, Free tea & coffee