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Living Colour

Eamon Little, 80 minutes, 2011

A celebration of a unique community of artists, Living Colour concerns itself with the talents rather than the special needs of the people who attend the Kilkenny Centre for Arts Talent (KCAT). With art offering them a means of communication…

Living in a Coded Land

Pat Collins, 80 minutes, 2014

After making his first feature, the acclaimed Silence, director Pat Collins returned to the territory he made his name on with this mesmeric documentary, a poetic and imaginative film essay that makes unexpected links between events and locations, history and contemporary…

Lomax in Éireann

Declan McGrath, 52 minutes, 2018

In 1951 American musicologist Alan Lomax travelled to Ireland and, guided by piper Séamus Ennis, began recording and collecting traditional Irish songs and music. Released as the album Ireland, and credited with the folk and traditional music revivals of the…

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Feargal Ward, 76 minutes, 2017

An eccentric north Kildare cattle farmer campaigns for his rights against the planning decisions of the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in Feargal Ward’s beautifully nuanced documentary. The film charts Reid’s halting progress in his long battle with the IDA which…

Losing Alaska

Tom Burke, 82 minutes, 2018

The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s (The Liberties) elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their…

Lost in France

Niall McCann, 100 minutes, 2016

Chemikal Underground has been Scotland’s premier indie label since its establishment in the 1990s, releasing work by a diverse range of fondly-remembered groups such as Bis, Magoo, and Urusei Yatsura, although the label’s greatest successes came from Arab Strap, Mogwai,…

Lost Lives

Dermot Lavery,
Michael Hewitt, 93 minutes, 2019

Lost Lives is an ambitious cinematic film inspired by the book of the same name. Written over seven years by five journalists, it is a book recording the circumstances of every single death in the Northern Irish Troubles: 3,700 entries document…

Love Yourself Today

Ross Killeen, 80 minutes, 2021

Every Christmas in Dublin, the crowds gather for Damien Dempsey's Christmas gig at Vicar Street. For many, these shows have become a cathartic ritual, a safe space where emotions can be laid bare. We meet Dempsey and three members of…

Loving Lorna

Annika Karlsson
Jessica Karlsson, 60 minutes, 2017

Caring for horses gives purpose and joy to Lorna, a 17-year-old living in the Dublin suburb of Ballymun. A fiercely capable and determined young woman, she has her heart set on becoming a farrier, traditionally a male preserve. Her unemployed father, who shares her love of horses,…

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