The award winning classic documentary ‘Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin’ film is now available on VIMEO ON DEMAND to Download or Stream. Featuring the ballads of Frank Harte, the poetry of Paula Meehan, and a young U2.
DVD costs 25 Euro including post and packaging. email firstname.lastname@example.org Also available at the Irish Film Institute Bookshop
more info@ Alive Alive O
The Architecture and Design Festival has selected ‘Talking to My Father’ for two prestigious screening in New York on the 14th and 16th of October. This festival ranks as the biggest architecture based film event in America and it is
a great honour that Sé Merry Doyle’s feature documentary gets two screenings. Coinciding with the New York screening is the wonderful news that the Irish Film Institute will give the film a short theatrical run beginning on the 16th October.
For more info go to page ‘Talking to My Father’
FILM NIGHT Sara Walker Gallery Castletownbere
Talking to my Father by Sé Merry Doyle
Saturday 1st August 8.30PM
A very intimate screening of Sé Merry Doyle’s new feature documentary ‘Talking to my Father’ at the Sara Walker Gallery. Sara is the daughter of Robin Walker who alongside her brother Simon are the two main protagonists of this film set in the world of architecture. It will also be a memorable screening as it is close to the location of one of Robin’s most famous creations ‘Bothar Bui‘ the home he built for his family on the wild Beara Penninsula.
For more info on this film go to ‘Talking to My Father’ page.
The Sunday Times give Pick of the Day to Sé Merry Doyle’s film ‘Kathleeen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor’ on TG4! This is a wonderful surprise as when the film was first screened on TG4 on Easter Sunday 2011 the reaction was extraordinary. All the reviews questioned how did it come to pass that Kathleen’s remarkable life, both as a Republican and a doctor, who dedicated her life to the poor of Dublin was largely unknown. The film is based on Kathleen’s diaries that start in 1916 when she was arrested after commanding a unit of James Connolly’s Citizen Army who attempted to take over City Hall.
The Diaries tell a story of how this privileged daughter of a West of Ireland Protestant Bishop became a rebel in 1916 and then spent the rest of her devoted to the first infants hospital in Ireland, Saint Ultans. The part of Kathleen Lynn is played by the great Irish actress Ingrid Craigie. Now you have another chance to view this film on Wednesday the 15thJuly at 9:30pm.
For more info on Kathleen Lynn click here