The Circle


Saturday March 7th, 2015 4:15pm The Maxwell Room
Sunday March 8th, 2015 12:30pm The Tuam Room

The Circle

An intriguing combination of dramatization, contemporary documentary footage and historic stills, The Circle is both a chronicle of changing attitudes to gay men in 20th century Europe and a particular (and touching) love story. Teacher Ernst and transvestite performer Robi fell in love in Zurich in the 1950’s. The gay-friendly city beckoned men from all over, many of them members of The Circle, an international organization devoted to gay interests. But tension rose within The Circle and between Ernst and Robi as persecution increased: was it better to be conciliatory and moderate, or face the dangers and pride of radicalization?

Love the festival?

Help make it happen.