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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME JANUARY 2010: CIALL CHEANNAIGH & LIFFEY FACES

DOUBLE BILL

A new series of lunchtime screenings of short films from the IFI Irish Film Archive provides new access to the vast collection of its shorter films – professional and amateur, educational and informational, travelogues, sports films and dramas – all of which provide a unique insight into Ireland’s social, cultural and film history. All programmes are free and under half an hour making this a perfect way to spend your lunch hour! January’s films were made by members of the Guinness Film Society with producer Mike Lawlor and each gives us a fascinating portrait of Dublin life in the ’70s.LIFFEY FACES
Following the journey of a small boat from Kippure to Poolbeg, this documentary captures a host of river antics such as the Liffey Descent, rowing at Islandbridge, the Liffey Swim and the Ringsend Regatta.
FILM INFO: 26 minutes, Ireland, 1970, ColourCIALL CHEANNAIGH
This observational documentary captures the minutiae of food, fashion and family as mothers, fathers, babies, teenagers, and priests and their housekeepers wander through the aisles of Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt Shopping Centre.
FILM INFO: 15 minutes, Ireland, 1970, Black & white

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