THE IRISH FILM ARCHIVE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEMPLE BAR CULTURAL TRUST, PRESENTS WILLY REILLY AND HIS COLLEEN BAWN (1920) AND THE DAIL BONDS FILM (1920) WITH NEW SCORES BY BERNARD REILLY PERFORMED LIVE BY THE ELEVEN-PIECE CINETHEATRE ENSEMBLE.
Decamping from the IFI into Meeting House Square, this open-air screening with live musical accompaniment promises to provide a magical night’s entertainment.
Made in the grounds of Patrick Pearse’s St Enda’s School in Rathfarnham, Willy Reilly and his Colleen Bawntells the tale of an 18th century Catholic gentleman who falls in love the daughter of a Protestant squire. The powerful historical and political resonances of Willy Reilly were exploited in the simultaneous production by director, John MacDonagh, of a short propaganda film. It features Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith promoting the sale of the First Dail’s Republican Loan Bonds. Meeting House Square, 9pm, August 31st 2007.
This event is part of the 2007 Diversions Festival. Tickets are free of charge from 24th August at Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre.