Starting on the 15th December the wonderful Sottodiciotto Film Festival in Turin is honouring the career of the Oscar nominated Japanese American Animator, Jimmy Murakami, with a dedicated retrospective of his life’s work. Also showing is Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary “Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien” which tells the story of Jimmy’s incarceration alongside 40,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor . Jimmy is in very exalted company as Turin are also having retrospectives on Alan Parker “The Comittments”, Jaco Von Dormael, “Toto the Hero”, Marco Risi, “Maradona, the Hand of God“, Delphine Gleize “Carnage”, and Andrea Segre, “The Green Blod”. Among the films to be screened from Jimmy’s amazing catalogue are his evergreen “Snowman”, his apocalyptic nuclear war film ‘”When the Wind Blows”, Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” plus his groundbreaking experimental works: “Breath”, “The Magic Pear Tree”, and “The Good Friend”. Jimmy who has been based in Ireland for the last forty years is delighted that Turin is honouring him with such a vast retrospective. Is it not time that Ireland followed suit as most filmmakers here would acknowledge Jimmy’s contribution in kick-starting the Irish Film Industry?
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We are very proud to announce the selection of Sé Merry Doyle’s film ‘Dreaming The Quiet Man’ for the upcoming Guth Gafa in Donegal. This is the only festival dedicated to showcasing Irish and international documentaries. Our film features Maureen O’Hara, Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, with narration by Gabriel Byrne. The film premiered at Cork Film Festival with Maureen O’Hara in attendance and then traveled to Dingle Film Festival. The film’s prestige was cemented with an international premier at MOMA in New York introduced by Gabriel Byrne. Gabriel selected the fill to coincide with his initiative ‘Revisiting The Quiet Man’ in association with Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Institute. The film will go on general release in Ireland later this year. So make the pilgrimage to Guth Gafa and get the inside track on John Ford’s most personal film ‘The Quiet Man’.
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