GAZE at the Light House Cinema

The 17th Annual Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival will take place at the Smithfield venue for the first time this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Dublin’s LGBT film festival returns this August Bank Holiday Weekend at the new venue with a wide and varied programme, screening something for everyone, regardless of their orientation, with plenty on offer from local talent to Hollywood stars, from dramas and comedies to documentaries and the ever-popular short film programmes.

This year’s opening film on Thursday, 30th July will be the European premiere of the critically acclaimed Grey Gardens, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, and co-written by festival guest Patricia Rozema. This multi-talented filmmaker is no stranger to Irish shores, having been one of the select directors chosen to translate one of Samuel Beckett’s works (Happy Days) into film for the Beckett on Film series. Rozema will also be present for a Q&A session after the screening of the original Grey Gardens documentary.

Other strands in the festival include numerous gala events, talks, audience participation and feedback opportunities, along with numerous social outlets, including after-screening discussions that will take place in the Light House café / bar, which will be open throughout the festival.

To view the GAZE line-up, please click here:

Tickets can be booked in person at Light House Cinema, online at, or by telephone on (01) 879 7601.