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Dublin - Event Notice
Saturday March 18 2017
02:30 PM

screening of 'Poison' (1991)

category dublin | arts and media | event notice author Tuesday February 28, 2017 21:17author by Dublin Film Qlub Report this post to the editors

The first film from the brilliant Todd Haynes, who gave us the exquisite 'Carol' last year.
'Poison' was a landmark in experimental film, and it's now considered to be a classic from the 'new wave of queer cinema'.


POISON (Dir. Todd Haynes, 1991)
=adaptation of the novel The Miracle of the Rose, by Jean Genet, of 1946=
English
cast: Parry Maxwell, Edith Meeks
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tickets/Day Membership 8 euro, available at the door 1/2 hr before the screening.
Free tea, coffee, and biscuits
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“…(if the rigours of life make us seek out a friendly presence, I think it is the rigours of prison that drive us toward each other in bursts of love without which we could not live; unhappiness is the enchanted potion).”

--quote from Jean Genet's 'The Miracle of the Rose' (1946)

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Poison is inspired by gay maudit Jean Genet (who also made a brief appearance in 'Violette' in this season of the Film Qlub), and it borrows one scene from 'The Miracle of the Ros'e, a purportedly autobiographical book set in the Fontevraut prison (there’s no evidence that Genet was ever there) in France during WWII, which reviews the joint beginnings of Genet’s career as a burglar, and as a homosexual. Genet’s work smashed the demand on gay men and women to adopt the highest standards of civility in order to compensate for their depravity. Here was a criminal, who considered his profession as a thief a sacred calling. Here was a homosexual, who thought of himself as a lucky man.

Genet actually made a short silent film set in a prison, the beautiful 'A Song of Love' (1950), which brought poetry to the unlikely subject of gay male anonymous sex. Genet was a brilliant writer and an amazing thinker – much of the impact of his work lies in his defiant reclaiming of lawlessness, violence, and trouble, as not just worthy, but holy. For many persecuted and conflicted homosexuals, this strange moral somersault opened up the possibility of sanity and dignity. The film Poison is an idiosyncratic and compressed history of homosexual representation, organised in three-parts: ‘'Hero'’, about a seven year old who shots his father for no apparent reason, ‘'Horror'’, about a heterosexual mad scientist who is transformed by an experiment into a psycho-killer leper, and ‘'Homo'’, about an ambiguously presented sexual encounter in a generic all-male prison. Despite its haphazard look and feel, 'Poison' takes very seriously the various ways in which homosexuality has reached the media, considering in turn how gay people have been crucified by tabloids, poked at by B-movie horror films, and fleshed out by porn. Poison embraces them all. Fantasy, satire, horror, erotica, thriller, comedy, science fiction, drama, romance. There is room for everything in 'Poison', because even in the little choking space left between the walls of homophobia, there is always enough room to soar.

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