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Aisling Gheal

Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 79 minutes, 2013

Sean-nós singing is one of the most precious aspects of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Irish history. Aisling Gheal is a project run by a team of…

Alibi

Darren Bolger, 13 minutes, 2009

Alibi explores the fallout of a brutal murder in a small Irish town. Centring on a false alibi that frustrated the investigation for decades, director Darren Bolger delves into the psychological effect this crime had on the community in this…

Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin

Sé Merry Doyle, 52 minutes, 2001

Alive, Alive O looks at Dublin street traders, a group whose greatest champion was Tony Gregory. It chronicles how an extraordinary culture becomes increasingly overshadowed by the scourge of heroin and the closing of marketplaces. There is some captivating footage…

Amazing Azerbaijan

Liz Mermin, 60 minutes, 2013

Amazing Azerbaijan is a tale of two Azerbaijans: one the tolerant, Eurovision-winning, secular democratic republic that the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries; the other a repressive and corrupt oligarchy with little respect for democracy or…

An Engineer Imagines

Marcus Robinson, 83 minutes, 2018

This sumptuous documentary pays homage to the life and ideas of Peter Rice, widely regarded as one of the most distinguished engineers of the late twentieth century. Without his innovations and collaborations with the leading architects of his time, some…

Analogue People in a Digital Age

Keith Walsh, 13 minutes, 2013

The analogue age has finished but eight men in a bar battle to remain relevant in a digital world. A small film about big people. Notes by Ross Whitaker.

Art Will Save the World

Niall McCann, 70 minutes, 2012

Niall McCann’s energetic first feature Art Will Save the World celebrates forgotten singer-songwriter, novelist and artist, Luke Haines. Haines, one of the founding members of “The Auteurs”, is often described as one of the great English contemporary songwriters, a man…

Assembled Memories: Jack B. Yeats, 1871-1957

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 37 minutes, 1981

Rarely screened since the early 1980s, this under-discussed film offers a visual biographical essay on one of Ireland’s leading painters of the twentieth century. O’Sullivan’s subject was a London-born Irish artist whose creative and personal journey mirrors that of the…

Atlantic

Risteard Ó Domhnaill , 80 minutes, 2016

Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life
in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. In Norway, where the fishing industry has been aggressively protected by national authorities, the…

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