Tag Archive | LGBT Film

Nairobi: Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ film shows to cheering crowd after ban lifted

Nairobi: Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ film shows to cheering crowd after ban lifted

(Reuters) – Rafiki, the acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was until Friday banned in Kenya where it was made, showed on Sunday to a cheering, sold-out audience in Nairobi. Nairobi residents will be able to watch Rafiki during daytime-only screenings at the Prestige Cinema in the capital for a week, after a judge […]

Kenya: Ban lifted on lesbian film, now eligible for Oscars

Kenya: Ban lifted on lesbian film, now eligible for Oscars

(Reuters) – A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering the censor. “Rafiki” – “Friend” in Swahili – premiered at Cannes, the first Kenyan film to be selected by the […]

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 […]

Dr. Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, receives inaugural Vanguard Award from GAZE LGBT Film Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival has presented Dr. Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, with the festival’s inaugural Vanguard Award.  The award was presented by filmmaker, John Butler, on the closing night of the hugely popular film festival in Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin. The special Vanguard Award was created this year by the GAZE […]

Event: ‘I Still Believe’ Trans Film Screening @ Polska Éire Festival

Event: ‘I Still Believe’ Trans Film Screening @ Polska Éire Festival

“I still believe” is a fascinating documentary about the activist of the Solidarity movement in Poland in the 80s, Marek Holuszko, who in 2000 became Ewa Holuszko and stopped fitting into the Polish patriotic narration. Marek Holuszko always knew she was a woman. Now, she can just be herself. Socially, however, it was a great […]

Update: Production Begins on ‘Kiss Me, Kill Me’

Update: Production Begins on ‘Kiss Me, Kill Me’

Production has officially begun on the LGBT whodunnit film, Kiss Me, Kill Me in Los Angeles, written and directed by David Michael Barrett and Casper Andreas. Since their interview in EILE Magazine’s November edition, David & Casper got in touch to update our readers that production on the film began yesterday. “It’s truly staggering”, the pair […]

EILE Highlight: Love Is Strange

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. When George’s Catholic employers find out about his same-sex marriage, George loses his job soon afterwards. The couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City […]