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AMHARC ÉIREANN: AN NOLLAIG
Christmas stories from Gael Linn’s newsreels.
FILM INFO: 8 mins, Ireland, 1956–1963, Digital, Black and White
NOT A BAD CHRISTMAS
Enda Walsh’s first film bears all the hallmarks of his dark domestic humour as Santa chokes and is buried in the garden pond.
FILM INFO: 13 mins, Ireland, 1999, Digital
CANON HAYES COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTRE
The Tipperary Parish Guild Film Unit made this film about the Canon Hayes Community Youth Centre between 1962 and 1965. Activities include amateur
theatrics, outings, carolling and bringing Christmas fare to the needy.
FILM INFO: 8 mins, Ireland, 1965, Digital, Silent, Black and White
In Cathy Brady’s award-winning short film, a young, single mother Karen (Nora-Jane Noone) is bored by routine. Slot machines have become her secret thrill and addiction. With Christmas looming, a desperate hope for a big win sees her life spiral out of control as her young daughter stands helplessly by.
FILM INFO: 17 mins, Ireland, 2010, Digital
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn