This film screened on Sunday 27th September 2015.
Director David Jazay will be in attendance.
Bargaintown is a prescient meditation on urban decay made by a young German filmmaker in Dublin in 1988. Featuring interviews with antique dealers, barbers and barmen – it is a record of the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, years before the celtic tiger changed its very fabric. Highlights include an auction at Tormey Brother’s, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen’s Club on Wellington Quay, and erformances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley. The film has never been screened in Dublin before.
This digital restoration from 16mm negative elements has been supported by the IFI and by the Goethe-Institut Irland.
This event is screening as part of IFI Documentary Festival 2015 (September 23 – 27)