Irish experimental film: new curated programme to launch on Nov 12th

IFI International, the Irish film programming service for international exhibitors, and the Experimental Film Club present the launch of Absences and (Im)Possibilities on Tuesday, November 12th at 18.30 at the IFI. The programme of Irish experimental film works commissioned by IFI International and curated by Esperanza Collado, Aoife Desmond, Donal Foreman and Alan Lambert, will then be made available to national and international venues and festivals.

The programme features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. Filmmakers include the Lumière brothers, Samuel Beckett, Vivienne Dick, Clare Langan, Maximillian Le Cain and Dónal Ó Céilleachair. It will also include this month’s free Archive at Lunchtime films, J.N.G. Davidson’s By Accident and Bob Quinn’s Self Portrait with Red Car.

Full programme:

Sackville Street (Lumière Brothers, 1897, 00:50)
Youghal Clock Tower (James Horgan, 1910, 00:30)
By Accident + Screening in the Rain (J.N.G. Davidson, 1930, 00.20)
Film (Samuel Beckett, 1964, 21:00)
Self Portrait with Red Car (Bob Quinn, 1977, 00.20)
Guerrillere Talks (Vivienne Dick, 1978 ,24:00)
Glass Hour (Clare Langan, 2002, 08:00)
St. Francis Didn’t Run Numbers (Chris O’Neill, 2009, 02:00)
Late Arrival (Barry Ronan, 2006, 03:00)
Mongolian Barbeque (Maximilian Le Cain, 2009, 11:00)
With Wind & White Cloud (Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 2005, 05:00)
Homo Sapiens Project (93) (Rouzbeh Rashidi, 2013, 12:47)

Download a full overview of the programme.

IFI International is the Irish film programming service for international exhibitors, funded by Culture Ireland. 


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