Director: Nuala O’Connor

50 mins, Ireland, 2021, Digital

From Monday September 6th, in line with government guidelines, all patrons must show proof of vaccination upon entering the cinema screen.

Camera Tripod Bicycle celebrates the work of Dubliner and fireman Leslie Crowe who spent 25 years filming his city and  family on his 8mm Brownie camera .

This new RTÉ documentary, directed by Nuala O’Connor (Keepers of the Flame), explores Leslie’s collection of beautifully composed drama and documentary films.  Shot between the late 1950s and the late 1970s the films document the everyday life of a city undergoing radical modernisation: the demolition of the old city and the development of semi-rural villages into the suburbs of Coolock, Raheny and Santry.

Alongside contributions from historian Diarmaid Ferriter and IFI’s Kasandra O’Connell, Leslie’s two surviving daughters, Eileen Sweeney and Anne Crowe, speak about their father’s film endeavours which today provide a unique glimpse into Irish family life across three landmark decades.

A short ceremony marking the deposit of The Leslie Crowe Collection in the IFI Irish Film Archive will follow the screening.



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