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If you are introducing film to your TY students, these choices offer rich content for exploration of themes, production values and film culture.
Keepers of the Flame
Apr 11, 10.45 (rated G)
The story of generations dealing with the consequences of the War of Independence and Irish Civil War brought to light by the Military Pensions Archives. Historians, politicians, and family descendants interpret the testimonies from a formative era in Ireland’s history.
Co-writer and historian Diarmaid Ferriter will take part in a post-screening Q&A.
Apr 4, 10.45 (rated 15A)
Set against the backdrop of The Great Famine, an Irish ranger flees the British army in 1847 to find his family starving and sets out to seek revenge. This boldly-told thriller is sure to provoke discussion about portraying history on screen.
Apr 3, 10.30 (rated 12A)
Written by Roddy Doyle, Rosie tells the story of a young mother’s attempts to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. A timely depiction of the housing crisis, Rosie also offers students of English insights into reflecting the world around them in their writing.
Roddy Doyle will take part in a post-screening Q&A.
Leave No Trace
Apr 9, 10.30 (rated PG)
A father and daughter attempt to live off the grid in the American wilderness, but find themselves forced into housing and wider society, bringing more challenges for the family in this gritty yet affecting story from the director of Leaving Cert comparative text Winter’s Bone.
Mar 26 – 10.30 (rated 12A)
After a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Irish boxer, Katie Taylor turned professional. This revealing documentary follows Taylor as she attempts to get back on track following that major blow to her career. Students of PE will find much to discuss including gender in sport, going professional, and planning for optimum performance.
14.10 | 18.30
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME JULY 2019: PROG 1
NEVER LOOK AWAY
16.20 | 20.30
THE DEAD DON’T DIE
13.40 | 16.00 | 18.15 (OC) | 20.40
VITA AND VIRGINIA
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