The Battle of Blythe Road features London based Irish poet Niall McDevitt taking us on a journey to Blythe Road where WB Yeats was a regular visitor to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn … Continue reading WB Yeats – The Battle of Blythe Road
‘Women in the Life and Works of Patrick Kavanagh’
I went to Mayo in 2004 to film Leland Bardwell and Dermot Healy for my film ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’. While there Leland told me about a play she was rehearsing based on … Continue reading ‘Women in the Life and Works of Patrick Kavanagh’
BlakeLand – William Blake and Thomas Paine
Press Announcement “Blakeland – William Blake and Thomas Paine” A New Film By Film Director Sé Merry Doyle, Featuring Poet / Psychogeographer Niall McDevitt. A Premiere Screening Presented by The Portobello Film Festival – 2022Sunday September 11th … Continue reading BlakeLand – William Blake and Thomas Paine
UK premier ‘Talking to my Father’
‘Talking to my Father’ was screened at the Irish Cultural Centre as part of a mini festival of the films of Sé Merry Doyle. After the screening there was a wonderful Q&A with Sé and … Continue reading UK premier ‘Talking to my Father’
The Loopline Collection
Sé Merry Doyle has directed some of the most successful documentaries to come out of Ireland. The internationally acclaimed ‘John Ford – Dreaming the Quiet Man’ featuring Martin Scorsese, Maureen O’Hara and Gabriel Byrne gives a powerful insight into John Ford’s twenty year obsession to make his most personal movie. ‘Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien’ tells the harrowing tale of the animator who created ‘Snowman’ and ‘When the Wind Blows’ returning to Tule Lake concentration camp in California where he spent his childhood during WW2 because of his Japanese heritage.
These are but a couple of nuggets from a treasure chest of film contained in the Loopline Collection. Browse and you find portraits of the artists Patrick Scott and Patrick Ireland, sculpture features in the life of John Henry Foley, the poet is alive in ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ and meet Maureen O’Hara in ‘John Ford Dreaming the Quiet Man’. Dig deeper and you will find profiles on the writers, Margaret Attwood, Gore Vidal, Doris Lessing and Colm Tobin.
Sé Merry Doyle established Loopline Film in 1982 and from the outset it was his mission was to create high-quality films that had creative storytelling at their core. The prime objective was that the films would stand the test of time! This has proved to the case as recognition of the diversity and cultural importance of The Loopline Collection convinced the BAI in association with the Irish Film Archive to award an archival grant to protect and restore the vast catalogue of films created at Loopline from the early 80’s to the present day.
You will see that ‘The Loopline Collection’ covers an extraordinary range of films of social and cultural significance. I invite you to explore the collection and hope that you will find a gem or two that may enlighten your understanding of the world around us. Enjoy the journey! Sé Merry Doyle More info Read more “The Loopline Collection”
James Joyce Reluctant Groom
Loopline Film in association with the Irish CulturalCentre Hammersmith present the online premiere of the extraordinary story of how after living togetherfor almost three decades James Joyce married Nora Barnacle in London on 4 July 1931. … Continue reading James Joyce Reluctant Groom