City on Screen - A series of extraordinary film screenings which examine and question our sense of home, quietly and riotously throwing into question our past, present and future. Each one of these cult films will be introduced by one of the key artists involved.
Irish Routes to the Art of the Matter
Date: Sunday 18th March, 6.30pm
Pathways: Irish Routes to the Art of the Matter
Special screening of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Festival Film Commission introduced by filmmaker Donal Dineen and special guests.
The amount of great writers, actors and artists Ireland has produced is disproportionate to its size and population. We have an unassailable reputation in this regard. The innate triggers that beget all this creativity are the starting point for this series of interviews with leading practitioners in their field. By tracing different artistic journeys back to their roots we hope to uncover some home truths about where and when the seeds were sown. The experiences shared by our featured contributors show how different these routes can be. The common thread is that they all began here. Where they ended up and every step taken in between is equally fascinating.
All of our chosen contributors either live or work primarily abroad. The personal stories of eminent storytellers are of great value. There are lessons to be learned.
The pathways are manifold.
Filmed in Dublin, Kerry, Belfast, London, Malmo, New York and Los Angeles
Brian Cross aka B+
Richie Egan aka Jape
A Donal Dineen Film
Directed by Steve O’Connor
Soundtrack by Richie Egan
A St. Patrick’s Festival Commission.