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The screening will befollowed by a Q&A with director Oisín Byrne, hosted by Rachel Thomas (IMMA Head of Exhibitions). Nina Hynes will provide a musical coda following the Q&A.

Glue is the first feature-length film by Oisín Byrne with artist and collaborator Gary Farrelly. Told through manic and confessional monologues and dialogues, Gary, a crossdressing narcoleptic, delivers a comic insight into our shattered subjectivity. As Gary’s character comes off the mood-enhancing drugs used to treat his narcolepsy, time and identity are dislocated between places real and imagined: Gary’s flat in Brussels, a disintegrating Irish country house, the ‘floating train’ in Wuppertal, Gary’s own grave, and a maternity ward. Gary himself is linguistically pyrotechnic, quick-witted, and provocative, but it is the hesitations, slow-time and the intimate space of filmmaking that produce a portrait which is both tender and brutal.

Presented in collaboration with IMMA, this Dublin premiere is screening as part of their current Desire exhibition. For more details, see www.imma.ie.

In association with Kildare Village.

52 mins, Ireland, 2018, Digital


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