A WOMAN’S PLACE IS AT THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING OF A NEW DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF IRISH WOMEN IN PUBLIC OFFICE
June 12th 2018: The Irish Film Institute is pleased to welcome Minister Katherine Zappone TD and Frances Fitzgerald TD to attend a special screening of Declan McGrath’s documentary A Woman’s Place on Monday 25th, followed by a panel discussion.
This observational documentary charts acclaimed artist Noel Murphy’s six-month journey to paint the 53 sitting female members of the Oireachtas in one single portrait.
The painting, unveiled on International Women’s Day 2018 in March, marked both the centenary of the 1918 election to Westminster of Countess Constance Markievicz, the first woman in the world to hold a cabinet position, and the record number of female TDs in the 32nd Dáil following the introduction of the gender quota in 2016.
Throughout the artistic journey, journalist Eamonn Mallie speaks to the deputies about their role in politics as they visit the artist’s studio. The film not only affords the viewer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artist’s creative process, but also allows them to experience the colour and emotions of the sitters being captured in paint and on camera.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Eamonn Mallie, and will feature artist Noel Murphy, director Declan McGrath, Minister Katherine Zappone TD, and Frances Fitzgerald TD.
Tickets for this screening are available here or from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
For more information including interview availability please contact Michelle McDonagh at the IFI Press Office on 01-6795744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council