30 years of GAZE, 30 years of story-telling and changing narratives about the LGBTQ+ experience and now under the helm of new director, Greg Thorpe, it’s time to look through the rainbow lens again.
Standouts from the programme include, The People’s Joker is Vera Drew turn at turning Todd Phillip’s Joker into a queer coming of age story about being trans and working in comedy.
Crowd-sourcing input from international community of artists, Drew celebrates and satirizes comic book culture from a super queer perspective.
The closing film is Sundance winner Girl Picture by Alli Haapasalo, a Finnish coming-of-age film and character study of young love and female friendship, delivered via the amplified, complex emotions of teenage life.
Elsewhere, there’s some selections from the vaults and tales spanning the Holocaust (Nelly & Nadine) to New York in the ‘80s (Make Me Famous) along with emerging new queer Irish film-makers in the shorts strand.
IFI, Lighthouse & Complex, September 28-October 15
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We are so excited to reveal the trailer with just over two weeks to go until the festival kicks off!
Limited tickets still remain, act fast to secure your seat 👇
— GAZE: International LGBTQ+ Film Festival (@GAZEfilmfest) September 13, 2022