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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.

Arena: James Joyce’s Ulysses

Adam Low, 90 minutes, 2021

This new feature-length documentary from Adam Low (Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens) unlocks Joyce’s masterpiece in all its surprising, poetic, moving, verbose, sexually explicit and endlessly hilarious glory, from its earliest crossed out manuscript pages to the…

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…

Ballymun Lullaby

Frank Berry, 72 minutes, 2011

Music teacher Ron Cooney has been working in the Republic of Ireland's only high-rise housing estate for fifteen years. During this time he has seen the area undergo a dramatic transformation, including the demolition of six of its seven tower…

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