IRISH FOCUS : TRISH MCADAM IN CONVERSATION
McAdam will be joined by filmmaker Dean Kavanagh for a free-flowing conversation about her career in film, her exploration of new visual modes of storytelling and film artistry. The interview will include screenings of McAdam’s recent works below.
STRANGERS TO KINDNESS
This formally playful, animated memoir reveals McAdam, in dialogue with herself, played by a young actor as she reimagines a story from the 1980s about a trip to America, the naievete of youth, and a narrow escape.
Film Info: 15 mins, Ireland, 2015, Digital
A timespace map, across 500 years of north inner city Dublin, from Henrietta Street to Grangegorman, using motion graphics, live footage and charcoal drawings of faces of patients from rare pre-1900 photographs from The National Archives, explores changes in social control, mental asylums and rehabilitation. Narrated by the imagined voice of a dead artist friend, Tony Rudenko, and voiced by Aidan Gillen.
Film Info: 34 mins, Ireland, 2019, Digital
Screening as part of our season Irish Focus: Trish McAdam, May 7th to 25th 2019.