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Sometime City

Director: Frank Deasy, Joe Lee


Produced by City Vision, a film and video co-operative founded in 1984. The members were Joe Lee, Helen O’Donoghue, Frank Deasy, Malachy Coleman, Thomas Hyland, Caroline Byrne, and Hilary Mc Loughlin. The group was involved in developing drama, (‘Sometime City’, ‘The Courier’), and communitybased video projects. It also made videos about child art and development (‘Childscapes’, ‘Look at My Hands’). The group was also involved in developing experimental video animation. City Vision disbanded in 1988.
”Sometime City’ was a real achievement for City Vision. It was new contemporary drama set in the urban landscape. At the time there was very little Irish urban drama on film or television. The film won a joint prize as best short film at the Cork Film Festival in ’86 and came to the attention of the Ward Anderson Group who, with help from the Irish Film Board, got a 35mm blow-up of the film and screened it in Dublin cinemas with films like ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’!’ – Joe Lee
(1986, 37mins)

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