Next Quare Filum – In the Turn

We’re mega excited to bring you the next installment of Quare Filums..
As usual it’s at Jaja studios, 1b Cowper Street in Stoneybatter
Tuesday 19th May, starting at 8pm


In the turn follows Crystal, a 10-year-old transgender girl growing up in rural Canada, as she navigates the difficult and complicated world that surrounds her. Tormented at school by teachers and peers alike, she faces daily assaults in the form of insults and physical altercations. The pain she endures at school takes a toll on not only her self-esteem, but also on the emotional stability of her family.

Our film documents Crystal’s journey as she and her family struggle against the challenges of prejudice, hatred and ignorance. After being denied the right to join local athletics teams due to her gender, Crystal and her mom serendipitously discover the Vagine Regime, an international queer collective of roller derby players comprised of people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities. The Vagine Regime not only accepts Crystal, but actively supports her journey. Crystal emerges from exclusion into empowerment: she steps out of the shadows and onto the track.

IN THE TURN weaves Crystal’s story into the broader narrative of the evolution of roller derby from a niche sport into a social movement with strong roots in the LGBTQ community. Crystal’s story finds its place among the journeys of other queer skaters whose stories we film across the United States – from LA and San Francisco to Austin, Brooklyn and Minneapolis. Crystal adds her profile to the mosaic of other transgender, lesbian, and queer roller derby skaters who have found acceptance and empowerment in the Vagine Regime.

If you’re up for contributing towards running costs, we ask for 3-5euros as a suggested donation, but no one’s ever turned away due to lack of funds.

Cya there! 🙂

(Thanks to the crew for letting us screen this!)


Next film! Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger.

Hey! so the next film will be this coming Tuesday, 24th February, at Jajas as usual, at 8pm.

This month we’re really excited to be screening a film about the life-saving transgender writer Kate Bornstein!

Transgender-dyke. Reluctant-Polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering-Scientologist. Pioneering Gender Outlaw.

Meet Auntie Kate.

Trailblazing performance artist-theorist-activist, Kate Bornstein, takes us on a mind-bending quest through her world dismantling gender and seeking answers to the age-old question: What makes life worth living?


PS – big thank you to Sam for sending us the film xox

Next Filum Night..

Hey folks, this is embarassingly late, but our next film night is.. tomorrow!
Being Tuesday 27th January..

We’ll be showing Folk Bildnings Terror
from the makers of Moralists Instruction Musical, Chako Paul City and Manlighet.


Folk Bildnings Terror is a musical* rollercoaster which follows two gender bending beauties running around Gothenburg trying to save the welfare state, pander to the animal rights rabbit who’s tags along, and interact with God. Who happens to be a sexy BDSM loving goth.

*As in it’s an actual musical. With dancing and ridiculously good costumes.

You can find more of their films here:

As normal it’s at Jaja Studios, 2b Cowper Street,
Stoneybatter Dublin 7

Starting at 8pm

Cyas there!


It’s been a while! We’re super sorry that we missed you for October, we (the organising folk) got sick and went travelling and well, excuses aside, we missed you.
So our next quare filum showing is gonna be on the 18th November at 8pm in Jaja studios, and we’re super seriously psyched to bring you..

valencia_title_websizeBased on the legendary 90′s lesbian memoir Valencia by Michelle Tea, this film takes us on an adventurous journey through Michelle’s tumultuous love life as told by 20 different filmmakers.

Valencia the novel put the experiences of an entire generation of lesbians on paper through the lens of one hard-loving and hard-drinking dyke. This highly anticipated film adaptation of Valencia gives a whole new generation of fabulous, artsy, genderqueer folks an opportunity to reinterpret and reinvent the tales of this iconic novel one chapter at a time.

Taken from, and big thanks for them for letting us show it!

Next filum night..

So it was lovely seein yous at the last film night,
now whack the 23rd September in your diaries for the next one 🙂

This month we’re watching the beautiful queer fairytale Vow of Silence and the rabble-rousing United in Anger.

Vow of Silence (2014) 28mins

Vow of Silence is a music driven story, placing queer women of color at the center of the narrative. In her inability to speak-Jade communicates her pain, weakness, power and joy through music. An original score by Be Steadwell narrates Jade’s journey.!vow-of-silence/c1osv

United In Anger: A History of Act Up

An inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.

& here’s ya link to the facebook event