29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

Out on Film: LGBTQI Cinema

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Once again, the Fleadh is proud to bring a programme of the best in LGBTQI cinema from around the world to our audiences in Galway. We are excited to present the Irish Premiere of God’s Own Country, a Yorkshire-set story about a relationship between a farmer and an immigrant worker in a beautifully judged, unsentimental study from first time director Francis Lee. Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, meanwhile, examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth.

The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson charts an investigation into the still-unsolved death of trans icon Marsha P. Johnson, along the way illuminating the persistent discrimination that exists today, and the bonds of community designed to counter it, while Chavela is a vivid portrayal of Mexican singing legend Chavela Vargas, an artistic, social and sexual rebel whose difficult but finally triumphant life finally proved that there sometimes really are second acts in showbiz.

Finally, Small Talk is a Taiwanese documentary that explores the identity of a lesbian mother’s past and extraordinary relationship with her filmmaker daughter Hui-Chen Huang. Expertly crafted with long cinematic takes to truly convey the depth of topics discussed, the film covers Asian family ties and communication barriers, LGBTQ life in Taiwan, mental health, as well as hope and healing for the future.

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