Irish Abroad: The Queen of Ireland to play London on November 11th
Conor Horgan’s critically acclaimed Irish documentary The Queen of Ireland (?????) is set to play the UK, with a screening at the flagship Picturehouse Central in London’s West End on November 11th.
The film is directed by film-maker and photographer Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings, Deep End Dance, The Beholder) and builds up a multi-faceted picture of a complex and compelling character through behind the scenes footage, archive, music and interviews with friends, peers and protégés.
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 un- sayable’. Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the recent scandal around Pantigate, his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world.
The Queen of Ireland is produced by Katie Holly and Ailish Bracken for Blinder Films, with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and RTÉ. It is currently playing in cinemas nationwide.
Tickets for the London screening of The Queen of Irelandat Picturehouse Central are on sale now.