144mins/2017/Ireland-USA/Black & White/Digital
Director/Writer: Pat Collins
Starring: Michael O’Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in The Song of Granite, an audacious exploration of the man and his music. With an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage, the film will celebrate the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait of Heaney, the man.
“Song of Granite had the effect of making me weep for a deep part of our culture that I barely know. There can be no higher praise. An absolute masterpiece.” – Jason Coyle, Scannain
“The film’s monochromatic images are so beautiful they’re almost as soul-nourishing as the transporting vocals and otherworldly reels the soundtrack envelopes us in” Bob Strauss – Los Angelas Daily News