Films from the Irish Film Institute Archive
Amharc Eireann newsreel stories (1956 – 1963)
Hallowed Fire: The Art of Evie Hone (1960)
State of the Art – (1992)
DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT: SÉ MERRY DOYLE
LAMENT FOR PATRICK IRELAND
On the 20th May 2008, the eighty year old artist Brian O’Doherty came back from New York, where he has been living for the last 50 years, to kill off his alter ego Patrick Ireland. This documentary explores an artistic response to recent Irish history.
PATRICK SCOTT: GOLDEN BOY
Patrick Scott is one of the Godfathers of Irish modern art. ‘Golden Boy’ tells of Scott’s extraordinary life. The film begins in February 2002 at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery on the opening of a major retrospective of Patrick Scott’s life’s work.
Director Se Merry Doyle
4.00 – 5.00 PM
ARTS DOCUMENTARY FUNDING PRESENTATION
TIM ROBINSON: CONNEMARA
Tim Robinson has been extensively mapping and studying Connemara for the last thirty years. His work has reached international recognition through publications such as ‘Listening to the Wind’, ‘The Last Pool of Darkness’ and ‘A Little Gaelic Kingdom’. Tim Robinson: Connemara is a sixty minute film based on the three Connemara books and a visual interpretation of his work as a map-maker and writer. An exploration of landscape, history and mythology – this film acts as an intersection between writing, film-making and the natural world.
Created through the Arts Council’s Reel Art Scheme, this film focuses on a local legend Tim Robinson, known for his mapping of the Burren, Connemara and the Aran Islands.
Director Pat Collins
JOE LIOS THUATHAIL
This film delves into the extraordinary life of Joe Murphy, North Kerry farmer and Artistic Director of the thriving St. John’s Theatre in Listowel. We all live one life, Joe Murphy lives two.
Commissioned by TG4.
Director Rory Kirby
OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW
Director Sophie Fiennes
The film bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical creative processes and renders in film, as a cinematic journey, the personal universe he has built at his hill-studio estate, La Ribaute, in the South of France.
Followed by Q & A
134 min/2007/Colour/The Netherlands
The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembrandt has reluctantly agreed to paint the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia in a group portrait that will later become to be known as The Nightwatch. He soon discovers that there is a conspiracy afoot with the Amsterdam merchants playing at soldiers manoeuvering for financial advantage and personal power in, that time, the richest city in the Western World. Rembrandt stumbles on a foul murder. Confident in the birth of a longed-for son and heir, Rembrandt is determined to expose the conspiring murderers and builds his accusation meticulously in the form of the commissioned painting, uncovering the seamy and hypocritical side to Dutch Society in the Golden Age.
Director Peter Greenaway