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MAEVE

Director: PAT MURPHY

80 MINS • COLOUR


OUR EVENING COURSE WHICH COMMENCED APRIL 29TH WITH BOB QUINN’S POITIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT MAY WITH FILMS FROM CATHAL BLACK, KIERAN HICKEY, JOE COMERFORD AND PAT MURPHY. THE CHALLENGE TO CREATE FILMS AND AN INDUSTRY THAT WOULD, AS KIERAN HICKEY DECLARED, ‘SHOW OURSELVES TO OURSELVES AND TO OTHERS’ WAS TAKEN UP BY THESE FILMMAKERS, LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONES FOR THE ENDEAVOURS OF PRACTITIONERS TODAY. EACH FILM WILL BE CONTEXTUALIZED BY PRESENTATIONS FROM FILM-MAKERS AND CULTURAL COMMENTATORS.A young woman returns from London to her Catholic home in Belfast where she confronts the male ideology of republicanism. The film seeks to portray the political situation in the North from a feminist perspective and draws on recollections, stories and myths to define an alternative form of film narrative. Pat Murphy will discuss her work with lecturer and writer, Maeve Connolly.

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