(Dir. Angela Robinson, 2004)
This is one of the Dublin Film Qlub team’s all-time favourite queer films. Why? So many of the films we watch are big dramas with a big agenda, politically-correct, sensible, and earnest. It is such a treat to throw your shoes off, put your feet up, and grab the popcorn! 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 perfect script, tight edit, and flawless performances. Shaken, not stirred.
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.
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
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