GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, with the support of The Community Foundation Of Ireland, are collaborating with access>CINEMA to bring you the first phase of GAZE on Tour.
GAZE has collaborated with access>CINEMA and announced the beginning of the tour with The Case Against 8.
The Case Against 8 is an account of the epic five-year legal battle that overturned Proposition 8. Co-directors Cotner and White take us on a riveting, hold-your- breath, behind the scenes look at the historic Californian trial that overturned the controversial constitutional amendment. The story first made headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. This extraordinary film provides fly-on-the-wall coverage of a trial the public was never allowed to see.
So far GAZE on Tour have 9 confirmed venues, with others still to be announced. Marriage Equality, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, will host panel discussions to coincide with the screenings in selected venues. GAZE on Tour has been very successful for the last two years, but this will be the biggest project by far.
Playdate: 4 February
Venue: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Playdate: 16 February
Venue: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Playdate: 18 February
Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Playdate: 22 February
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford City
Playdate: 4 March
Venue: Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Playdate: 10 March
Venue: Cinemax, Bantry, Co Cork
Playdate: 18 March
Venue: Galway Film Society, Town Hall Theatre, Galway City
Playdate: 18 March
Venue: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Playdate: 15 April
Venue: 69 O Connell Street, Limerick City
* Check individual venues for times
In addition to Gaze on Tour, the festival has announced that submissions are now open for Irish and International shorts and features for GAZE 2015. The festival is particularly interested in nurturing homegrown LGBT filmmaking talent, so if you are currently in production, or have a completed film, GAZE would love to hear from you.
To submit your film, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaze International LGBT Film Festival will take place over the 2015 August Bank Holiday weekend, July 30th to August 3rd. The festival celebrates LGBT storytelling, with an exciting programme of film and events that will engage filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience. For more information, visit www.gaze.ie.