“The Queen of Ireland” by Conor Horgan
Tuesday 22 May, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)
To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Free & Equal Campaign, The United Nations and The Embassy of Ireland present ‘The Queen of Ireland’
Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss is many things: part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit; she’s a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn who is regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world. Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is also an accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’. Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world. This is a documentary film that follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The film takes us behind the scenes with his alter ego Panti in the year she became the symbol of Ireland’s march towards marriage equality.
For more on the film, click here.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:
With an introduction from the Irish Ambassador, Helena Nolan.
Followed by a Reception, courtesy of the Embassy of Ireland in Belgium.
Registration on the night starts at 18:30 – Doors close at 19:15.
Please note that this film is only suitable for persons aged 18+
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Please note : Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis & should not be reserved for late-comers
*For health and safety reasons, we reserve the right to refuse entry once we have reached maximum capacity