Our regular monthly Movie Night at Positive East – on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Come along and enjoy a film in the company of others living with HIV, enjoy a warm welcome, pizza and some popcorn.
This time we’re showing How to tell a secret, the highly acclaimed 2022 film from Ireland. Robbie Lawlor was diagnosed with HIV at 21 and became one of the youngest people to come out on Irish television. Enda McGrattan, also known as Veda, promised to keep their HIV status a secret but eventually broke free with a song. And a group of Irish and migrant women, who cannot show their faces, found creative ways to have their voices heard. In this powerful hybrid documentary, directors Anna Rodgers and Shaun Dunne use documentary, performance and genre blurring storytelling techniques to communicate a powerful message of what it is like to live with HIV in Ireland today. The film also includes a dramatic tribute to Thom McGinty, aka The Diceman. You can read more about the film here
Afterwards, we’re delighted that Shaun Dunne, one of the makers and stars of the film, will join us remotely for a discussion and to answer questions.
The film’s a must-see if you’re interested in our Secrets and Stories drama workshops starting on 18th May, as we’ll be using it as our inspiration.
Watch the film trailer here