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Féile Scannán na Réabhlóide 2016 - 27-29 Bealtaine
A Week-end of World Cinema in Conamara Buy Tickets
 

Important notice

In light of the current challenges related to the coronavirus the film club committee has decided to cancel the rest of the Spring Season 2020. We hope to be back with a new season as usual in the autumn. In the meantime let us look after one another and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire

Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire - Eibhlín & Seán Bán
Director: Bob Quinn
Ireland 1975
52 minutes
Cert: Club
 

 

Jeannine Woods will introduce this film.

Set in the Connemara Gaeltacht, this film sets up a relationship between 18th century colonial oppression and the present day. By using the structure of a rehearsal of a play that deals with the killing of one of the few returned Wild Geese, Quinn is able to bring into sharp relief the problems in interpreting received notions of history. The local Irish-speaking cast is directed by an English-speaking outsider and soon there is a blurring between the present and the 18th-century events being depicted in the play. The actors, especially Conamara native Seán Bán Breathnach, in the title role, challenge both the English-language text of the play and the interpretation of the historical events by the outsider.

Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire - John Arden
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Splanc Deireadh na Gaeltachta

Splanc Deireadh na Gaeltachta
Director: Bob Quinn
Ireland 2000
53 minutes
Cert: Club
 

 

Documentary programme about the Civil Rights Movement in the Gaeltacht which was established in 1969. Interviews with those who were active at the time, Deasún Fennell, Seosamh Ó Cuaig, Joe Steve Ó Neachtain and Minister Bobby Molloy, and the opinion of young people of today will be presented.

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