Irish Film Institute -YOUR FAT FRIEND + Q&A


Director: Jeanie Finlay

96 mins, UK-USA, 2023, Digital, F-Rated

Following the sold out Irish Premiere screening at IFI Documentary Festival.

Aubrey Gordon writes anonymously with candour and humour as ‘Your Fat Friend’ about what it means to be a very fat woman in the world. Her searingly honest writing debunks the lies peddled by the diet industry and examines how bias might be the biggest threat to fat people’s heath. Over a six-year period, Jeanie Finlay follows Aubrey’s from anonymous blogger to best-selling author and co-host of the Maintenance Phase podcast. Your Fat Friend is a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making changes, and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay and subject Aubrey Gordon, hosted by Louise McSharry.

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Thursday 25th