Volta programme

James Joyce and the Volta Cinematograph
One of the more surprising corners of James Joyce’s life is that he ran Ireland’s first cinema. Recently there has been growing critical interest in the films shown at the Volta Cinematograph (located at Mary Street, Dublin) and in what influence early film might have had on Joyce’s art.
Luke McKernan, author of an article on the Volta in Film and Film Culture, has traced a number of the films exhibited by Joyce. He will introduce this special programme, featuring comedies, religious and historical dramas and news films from 1909, including Come Cretinetti paga I debiti, Une Pouponniere à Paris, and The Way of the Cross.

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