SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2 – 5
Ground Floor, Newtown Castle
Kingerlee is an experimental documentary exploring the inner world of the West Cork artist, John Kingerlee, and the nature of the creative process. It is a visual and aural exploration of the internal forces and processes – memories, feelings, thoughts and spiritual experiences – as well as the outer forces, such as the visual power of the landscape, natural sounds and textures, that shape the human experience and affect the artist’s inner world.
Direrctor Colm Hogan & Marina Levitina
Halls Without Walls
The story is about a young man named Jody, a poet and painter with Asperger’s Syndrome. Despite his inability to read or write well Jody comes to express himself through poetry, with his mother by his side scribing his words. Jody’s parents speak about learning to accept the social and cognitive challenges of Asperger’s Syndrome. From being excluded at school to the first exhibition of his art, the film takes us through a life of unusual obstacles and insights.
Director Mia Mullarkey
John Minihan: The Man who Shot Beckett
40 min/2006/colour/B&W /Ireland
The Man Who Shot Beckett charts the remarkable artistic journey of acclaimed Irish photographer John Minihan, and the surprising friendship that blossomed with Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. The Man Who Shot Beckett is both an intimate portrait of one of our greatest photographers, and the intriguing story behind two of the twentieth century’s great photographic bodies of work.
Director David Bickley