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Premiering this week at the Southern Cross Cinema

THE QUEEN OF IRELAND (PG)

Of all the profound changes in Ireland in the last 20 years – a peace treaty in the north, a Celtic boom and bust,  – one of the most profound was the vote on March 22, 2015 in favour of marriage equality.

Ireland became the first country in the world to choose, by popular vote, to allow same sex marriage.

This, in a country where there were supposedly no "out" gay men 30 years ago.

David Norris, the first one to come out in the 1970s, talks in the film about how The Irish Times used to refer to him as "the Irish gay man" – like he was the only one. Norris is now a senator.

The real subject of Conor Horgan's superb documentary is Panti Bliss, the most famous drag queen in Ireland, who's both a comedian and an activist.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (M)

Starring; Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke

Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (CTC)

Starring; Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbours are government spies.

Also screening this week

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY (M)

Starring; Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent

Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch… she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

Coming soon:  DOCTOR STRANGE (CTC) & THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (MA15+)

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