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Running time: 55 mins

Loafers : Running time 55 minutes. Orla Egan / Ireland / 2023 / 55 mins Loafers Bar in Cork was one of Ireland?s longest running gay bars. it opened in 1983 and suddenly closed in 2015. Loafers was much more than a bar; it was a crucial community space, a home and a refuge for the Cork LGBT community. Its rooms were filled with love, laughter, dancing, political discussions and activism. Marking 40 years since the opening of Loafers, the documentary, through a combination of interviews, archival footage, photographs, illustrations, and animation, gives a glimpse into the legend and legacy of the bar. The documentary explores what Loafers meant to the people who ran it, to those who worked in it and to those who frequented it, and the impact of the loss of such an important space for the community.

26 July


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