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Bohemian Rhapsody film vows not to ignore Freddie Mercury’s sexuality

Bohemian Rhapsody film vows not to ignore Freddie Mercury’s sexuality

In life as in death, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury knew how to cause controversy. Now, 26 years after his death from AIDS-related pneumonia, all eyes are on Tuesday’s world premiere of biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, following earlier concerns the film might ‘straightwash’ or try to skate over the star’s overt sexuality. Starring US actor, Rami Malek, […]

Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

(Reuters) – The Kenyan director of a movie, banned in her home country for telling the love story of two women, has filed a lawsuit seeking to lift the bar, so it can be considered for the country’s Oscars entry, court documents show. Rafiki, which means friend in the Swahili language, premiered at the Cannes […]

Irish Film Black 47 North American Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Irish Film Black 47 North American Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Lance Daly’s epic feature Black 47 has been announced for the Toronto International Film Festival where it will receive its North American premiere on Tuesday 11th September.  It now joins Steve McQueen’s, Widows, Damien Chazelles’ Neil Armstrong movie, First Man and Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star is Born, in the line-up.  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) […]

Film: Black comedy ‘Under The Tree’ to open at IFI Cinemas 10th Aug

Film: Black comedy ‘Under The Tree’ to open at IFI Cinemas 10th Aug

The Icelandic quirky comedy Under The Tree, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, will open in the Irish Film Institute on Friday 10th August with tickets going on sale on Monday 6th August.  When Baldwin and Inga’s next-door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as […]

GAZE LGBT Film Festival launches 26th edition of programme!

GAZE LGBT Film Festival launches 26th edition of programme!

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival officially launched its programme for the 26th festival last night at an event hosted by lead sponsor, Accenture. The launch took place at The Dock – Accenture’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, at 7 Hanover Quay – and was attended by special guests and filmmakers. The GAZE LGBT Film Festival announced an […]

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival – July 12-22 – Complete Line-Up Announced!

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival – July 12-22 – Complete Line-Up Announced!

Celebrating its 36th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organisation promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – has announced the complete programming lineup for the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival presented by HBO. Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be […]

Film: Finding Your Feet | in Irish cinemas 23rd February

Film: Finding Your Feet | in Irish cinemas 23rd February

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister, Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial-dating, free-spirited sibling. But it turns out ‘different’ is just what Sandra needs, and […]