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Dublin Day

Director: George Morrison

Ireland • 2007 • 52 mins


It has been over 40 years since George Morrison’s Mise Eire and Saoirse lit up our screens, and over 30 years since he last made a film. Dublin Day is a lifelong work that celebrates James Joyce’s Dublin in all its aspects. It is also an exploration of the city today and as it was at the turn of the century. Joycean scholar and man of many words David Norris takes us on this 24-hour journey through Ulysses, beginning and ending in the vicinity of Martello tower overlooking Dublin Bay. He got involved because, as he puts it, ‘George Morrison is one of the great masters of Irish cinema, a genius as a film-maker, with a profound and intimate knowledge of both Dublin and James Joyce.’
Now 83, Morrison began collecting and cataloguing images in 1952. Using an extraordinary collection of restored photographs and original footage, this magnum opus breathes life into Ulysses as no one has done since the author himself.
David Norris will interview George Morrison following this screening.
If you can’t see this, try The Undertaking (Thursday 8.45pm) or JJack Doyle: A Legend Lost (Sat. 11am) or Forever (Saturday 3.00pm)

Festival ticket bundles are available directly from the box office.
€40 for 5. €70 for 10.
Please phone 01 679 3477.

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