The Disappear Here Film Club presented by ChangeMakers Dongeal and Disappear Here Film Festival will appear at the Inishowen Pride Festival on Friday 2 June 2023 at 7:30pm at The Exchange, Inishowen in Buncrana.
Michael McLaughlin has chosen five short films to reflect LGBTQ+ stories. The short films will be followed by a post-film discussion featuring Orla Walsh, the Director of the film Bent out of Shape about a gay punk working in a video shop.
We are using Eventbrite to process bookings, predict seating requirements therefore the ticket price says free but note the entry to the film and post-screening discussion costs €7.50 and all proceeds go to the ‘Donegal Documentary Fund’, to help raise awareness of socio-political and environmental issues in the county. To book: https://tinyurl.com/3jb6aarm
Thanks to our funder, Concern Worldwide.
The programme of short films is as follows:
Film Title 1: Bent out of Shape
Director: Orla Walsh (IRL)
Description: Danny, a gay punk working in a video shop, befriends a young bullied boy Stephen but their friendship has consequences…
Running Time: 26 minutes
Film Title 2: Dream Kitchen
Director: Barry Dignam (IRL)
Description: A young man arrives home to find his Dad repairing the car again and his Mum busy cooking, as usual. In these depressingly dreary surroundings the son imagines a luxurious dream kitchen, in which he plucks up the courage to tell his astonished parents the good news: “I’m gay”. But, all too soon, his fairy-tale comes to an end…
Running Time: 9 minutes
Film Title 3: Different
Director: John Farrelly (IRL)
Description: Summer 1980’s, The West of Ireland. A time and place where homosexuality is frowned upon, a promising young gaelic footballer, Patrick, falls in love with another young man from his local village.
Running Time: 20 mins
Film Title 4: In Orbit
Director: Katie McNiece (IRL)
Description: There was once an invisible optician, trapped in a strange and lonely world. Her story starts with a broken lens and the woman who taught her to see things differently.
Running Time: 17 mins
Film Title 5: PINK
Director: KY Baldwin – (USA)
Description: Elody is realizing that finding love is a gift not to be ignored. Being happy and living without fear is what matters and will make you the person you are destined to be.
Running Time: 7 mins
Panel discussion to follow the event, details to be announced soon.