On Sunday 20th July on RTE 1 at 10:25 am you will
get another chance to see Muintir na Mara. The RTE
run begins in Galway where Pådraig O Dunnin
visits a Banjo maker in Clarinbridge, the King
of the Claddagh, and is given a tour of the Celtic
Explorer that reveals great stories about our coral seabeds.
The Irish Film Institute screens ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ on April 5 as part of the One City One Book Festival.
On its release in 2004 the film was warmly received at various festivals and went on pick up the award for best documentary at the Boston Film Festival.
A shorter version of the film was screened on RTE. The film will be introduced by the director Sé Merry Doyle and the poet Macdara Woods who was a friend of Kavanagh. The screening is free!
Patrick Kavanagh: No Man’s Fool Free screening 12am April 5th at the Irish Film Institute
Sé Merry Doyle’s award-winning ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ is a rich visual journey, exposing the contradiction that existed between Kavanagh’s public persona and his poetry.
The main locations of the film are his native Inniskeen in County Monaghan, and Dublin, where he spent most of his life. Against the odds he survived great poverty and ill health to deliver a canon of powerful and evocative poetry. Contributors to the film include TP McKenna, John Montague, Leland Bardwell, Macdara Woods, Dermot Healy and Kavanagh’s one time girlfriend Deirdre Manifold. Kavanagh’s poetry is read by Gerard McSorley
Winner Best Documentary Boston Film Festival
FILM INFO: (67 minutes, 2004, Director: Sé Merry Doyle)
Sé Merry Doyle and MacDara Woods will introduce this screening.
Loopline Film has launched a new You Tube Channel to highlight some of fantastic archive films in our 20 year archive. You can watch ‘Dublin Inner City Folklore’ featuring Terry Fagan, a tribute to the poet Louis MacNeice epic poem ‘Autumn Journal’, or catch New York avant-garde artists, McDermott and McGough exploring old time photographic techniques. We will be adding films on a constant basis so please subscribe and you will receive updates. Here is a taster!