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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (FREE EVENT – JULY 2015)

Join us for free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. Please check back here for updated screening dates and times.

Irish islands have attracted native and foreign filmmakers since the dawn of cinema.

ISLAND LIFE 

 

PROGRAMME 1

THE IRISH RIVIERA

This early film from Irish Tourist Association enticed visitors to the sunny south coast: Cork City, Mizen Head, Garnish, and the then inhabited Blasket Islands.

FILM INFO: 10 minutes, 1989, Colour

 

THE STORY OF MICHAEL FLAGHERTY

Inspired by Flaherty’s Man of Aran, this short film celebrates the simple yet grueling life of fictional Michael and Sarah Flagherty in Connemara and on the Aran Islands.

FILM INFO: 14 minutes, 1941, Black and White

 

PROGRAMME 2

AN ISLAND EVACUATED

British newsreel of the evacuation of Inishark.

FILM INFO: 2 minutes, 1960, Black and White

 

AMHARC EIREANN: EAGRAN 90

Gael Linn’s newsreel shows Inishturk relieved with supplies by helicopter.

FILM INFO: 2 minutes, 1961, Black and White

 

ACHILL ISLAND

Life on Achill Island, off County Mayo – shark fishing, shepherding, pottery making, teaching in the school room, running a B&B and socialising by night.

FILM INFO: 27 minutes, 1972, Colour

 

Please see also: Archive at Lunchtime: Programme 1 and Archive at Lunchtime: Programme 2 throughout July.

This event is open to all. Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@irishfilm.ie (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be considered valid).

You may also like to see our From the Vaults special event on Thursday, July 9th when we will screen Robert Flaherty’s Oidhche Sheanchais and welcome a panel of linguists, folklorists and film historians for a post-screening discussion.

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