Film Screening & discussion on “Gay Cure” practices
Paper Thin is a stunning short animation by Manchester-based French film-maker, Nataly Lebouleux, that explores the harrowing practice of so called reparative or “gay cure” therapy. 17-year-old Mina isn’t like most teenage girls. Her concerned parents decide to act before it’s too late. But things don’t quite go according to plan.
Part horror movie, part magical realism, Paper Thin is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious homophobia, the power of fairy godmothers and the truth.
The acclaimed film has been screened in festivals from London’s BFI Flare to Outfest Peru and is currently being developed as a stage prodcution at HOME in Manchester.
After the film we invite you to join Nataly and poet, theologian and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama, for a group discussion around the themes in the film and the impact of “gay cure” therapy in Northern Ireland.
Sunday 13th November
Black Box Green Room