This screening will be followed by a FREE live performance by The Cujo Family in the IFI Foyer.
Where the Blue Flowers Grow is an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of Wicklow band, The Cujo Family, by first time filmmaker Isolda Heavey.
Following the likeable musicians for three years, it chronicles their trials and triumphs as they duke it out to win the exhilarating King Kong Club competition and travel to New York City for St. Patrick’s Day and a whirlwind of gigs.
However, even the most promising of emerging talents can struggle to keep it together and the band face tricky times before reemerging with a new lineup and a fresh body of work. A little rough around the edges, the film is ultimately a touching look at the friendship, passion and creative collaboration of a band aiming for the top.
This screening will be preceded with the Irish short The End of the Counter directed by Laura McGann (13 mins).
This film is showing as part of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction 2013, Documentary Film Festival (September 26th – 29th).
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Where the Blue Flowers Grow from isolda heavey on Vimeo.