we’ll always have dingle

March 19th – 3.30pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema €7

Director/Executive Producer: Geoff Wonfor
Writer/Producer/Executive Producer: Diane Namme
Producer/Executive Producer: Debbie Vandermeulen
Director of Photography: Eugene O’Connor
Production Supervisor/Assistant Director: Eric Mofford

The story of the gutsy festival organiser who created an event that honors moviemakers, past and present, much like Robert Redford set out to do when he created the Sundance Film Festival. The Dingle International Film Festival first caught Director Geoff Wonfor’s attention in 2009 when Maurice Galway, the Artistic Director, selected and screened the Beatles Anthology in its entirety as a tribute to local co-producer Chip Chipperfield.

Impressed by Maurice’s passion for film and the filmmaking process, charmed by Dingle’s unique place in classic movie lore (Ryan’s Daughter and Far and Away, among others), Wonfor enlisted longtime collaborator, cinematographer/ director Eugene O’Connor to help him document the festival. Wonfor’s approach to the documentary is, like Dingle, unique. Using dialogue in the Irish language, Wonfor and Diane Namm (US Writer/Producer/Director) cleverly recreate classic movie moments from Casablanca, Godfather, Cinema Paradiso and more, thus ‘Dingle-izing’ them, while weaving interviews by Maurice and local people throughout, and revealing Dingle’s own rich history and long-time contribution to the film industry.

Special appearances by Mary Coughlan, Jools Holland, Cillian Murphy, Stephen Frears, Ned Dowd, Kevin Moriarty, Marc Flanagan, Anthony Wall and Geoff Wonfor.

with short Drying in the Rain
Created by Maurice Galway and Directed by Eugene O Connor

the element story : a creative story

Followed By essential Killings 12 noon

SATURDAY March 19th – 11am
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema INTERVIEW & FEATURE €10

DFF are delighted to welcome Michael Ryan (Planet 51, Fifty Dead Men Walking) to Dingle. Michael will interview Ed & Andrew

Come meet the men behind its success and discover how the company was set-up. What was its road to success? What are the future plans for Element?

Element Pictures could be considered the most successful Irish film Company in Ireland today. Come meet the men behind its success and discover how the company was set up, what its road to success were, the creative decisions made and what the future plans for Element are. Not to be missed by any aspiring filmmaker!

The discussion will be immediately followed with a screening of one of Element’s latest co-productions, Essential Killings, which is due for release later this year.

Elements Filmography: Recent productions: Essential Killings, The Guard, This must be the Place, All Good Children, Past productions: Zonad, Five Minutes of Heaven, Garage, Death of a President, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Adam & Paul, The Magdalene Sisters.

Ed Guiney has produced all Element’s projects and acted as executive producer on most of its co-productions. A member of BAFTA, Ed is on the Irish Film Board’s strategy review group that is due to deliver a five year blueprint for the development of the industry in 2011.

Andrew Lowe has acted as executive producer/ producer on most of Element’s productions/coproductions. Andrew is Chair of IBEC’s Audiovisual Federation and Chair of Screen Producers Ireland’s industrial relations committee, a board member of the Dublin Fringe Festival and is a board member of ORBIS Ireland, the Irish branch of the international eye-care charity.

essential killings

Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

A Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan is taken captive by the Americans after killing three American soldiers. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know.
the element story

Winner Best Actor and Special Jury Prize at2010 Venice Film Festival
Selected Masters Section of Toronto Film Festival


Director: Josh Fox
Producers: Trish Adlesic, Molly Gandour and Matthew Sanchez
SATURDAY March 19th – 11am
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Cinemobile FEATURE FILM €10

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States.
The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

directors on creativity & being here

SATURDAY March 19th – 2-4pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: the chapel, an díseart €10

In partnership with MEDIA Desk Ireland the festival is proud to present a focus on Contemporary European Filmmakers and their films, with the emphasis on creativity and being here. Their discussion will take place in the inspiring surroundings of Harry Clarke’s Stain Glass Windows in The Chapel of An Díseart.

I bpáirtnéireacht le MEDIA Desk Ireland, tá an-áthas ar an bhFéile fócas a chur ar Scannánóirí Comhaimseartha na hEorpa, agus ar a gcuid scannán, le béim ar an gcruthaitheacht agus ar Bheith i Láthair. Is istigh isáipéal an Dísirt a bheidh an phlé acu, le fuinneogainspioráideacha gloine Harry Clarke timpeall orthu.

Jean-Jacques Beineix
(Diva, Betty Blue)
With his intense focus on the power of images, Beineix paved the way for directors like Luc Besson, Leos Carax and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A self-proclaimed misanthropist who never hid his contempt for producers and was often deemed excessive and irascible, he will go down in history as a director who raised controversy not for the subjects he tackled but for his stylistic approach. With Diva and 37°2 le matin, he directed two seminal French films of the eighties that engaged a worldwide audience.

Jean-Jacques Beineix created his own production company in 1984, Cargo Films, in order to keep artistic independence. The company produces feature films and documentaries on a wide variety of themes from science to art, to women’s rights to social problems. Several films have been made in partnership with national scientific organization such as CNES and CNRS.

Sé Merry Doyle
Sé followed ‘Gandon’ with his most personal film ‘Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin’ follows the plight of Dublin’s street traders as the scourge of heroin and an onslaught of commercialism destroy their fragile culture.

Sé directed ‘Patrick Scott – Golden Boy’ a portrait of one of Irelands most famous living artists. It received screenings at various film festival and was broadcast on RTE. ‘Golden Boy’ was published on DVD.

Sé’s film on the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. The award winning ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ was a celebration of the poet’s centenary. The film was financed by RTE and the Irish Film Board and won ‘Best Documentary’ at the 2005 Boston Film Festival.

Sé directed a documentary on the Irish sculptor John Henry Foley and another doc called ‘Kathleen Lynn – Rebel Doctor’ for Tg4 and he is currently in post production on a documentary called ‘Dreaming The Quiet Man. In 2010 Sé directed a documentary on renowned animator Jimmy Murakami which premiered at the Dublin Film Festival and was runner up in the audience prize.

Sé, alongside colleague Martina Durac , has co – coordinated several ‘Creative Documentary Courses’ for aspiring directors on behalf of ScreenTraining Ireland.

Sophie Fiennes
(Over your City Grass Will Grow, Perverts Guide to Cinema). Fiennes is widely acclaimed for her unique observational eye and strong sense of cinematic form. Previous films include her infamous The Perverts Guide to Cinema (2006), a film collaboration with radical thinker Slavoj Zizek. She made Hoover Street Revival (2002), a feature documentary
about a Pentecostal church community in Los Angeles and the sermons of its resident preacher. Kasander co-produced both films with Fiennes.
Future projects include Grace Jones, The Musical Of My Life, a marathon digital-video feature project with singer and performer Grace Jones, and The Perverts Guide To Ideology, her second collaboration with Slavoj Zizek. Fiennes was awarded a NESTA fellowship in 2000 and at Rotterdam’s 2008 Cinemart she won the ARTE FRANCE CINEMA AWARD.

west is west

Director: Andy DeEmmony
Producer: Leslee Udwin
Writer: Ayub Khan-Din

SATURDAY March 19th – 1pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Cinemobile FEATURE FILM €10

Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father’s tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to ‘sort him out’, his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs. Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

in sunshine or in shadow

Writer/Director: Andrew Gallimore
Producer: Morgan Bushe

SATURDAY March 19th – 2pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema DOCUMENTARY & SHORT €7

In Sunshine or in Shadow reveals the dramatic historical connotations and true story behind the epic world featherweight title match that took place between Barry McGuigan and Eusebio Pedroza, a now legendary fight that gripped an entire Irish nation on one hot summer’s night in 1985. The fight was staged in the open air at Loftus Road, home of Queens Park Rangers football club in West London, on Saturday 8 June 1985. Eusebio Pedroza, the WBA featherweight champ, wouldn’t come to Belfast – it was too intimidat- ing for McGuigan’s opponents – so 12,000 Irishmen flew to London.

shadow boxer in NY

with ‘Ireland’s JOHN DUDDY’,
The Derry Destroyer!
Filmed and edited by Sandi Bachom

A compelling story of the solitary Shadow Boxer and of getting knocked down and getting back up again as a metaphor in life.
John Francis Duddy (born 19 June 1979, Derry, Northern Ireland) is an Irish middleweight professional boxer. Duddy has lost twice in 31 bouts, with 18 of his wins by knockout, with 10 of those KO’s coming in the first round. He is the former IBA World and WBC Continental Americas middleweight title holder.

client 9

Director: Alex Gibney
Producers: Maiken Baird, Jedd Wider,
Todd Wider, Maryse Alberti

SATURDAY March 19th – 3pm de sathairn 19ú Marta
Venue: The Cinemobile FEATURE FILM €10

This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Nicknamed ‘The Sheriff of Wall Street’ when he was NY’s Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the state’s history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation’s first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer – the paragon of rectitude – had been caught seeing prostitutes. As his powerful enemies gloated, his supporters questioned the timing of it all: as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets, in a cataclysm that threatened to unravel the global economy. With unique access to the escort world as well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor (many of whom have come forward for the first time) the film explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.


Writer/Director: Mike Ott
Story: Mike Ott, Atsuko Okatsuka, Carl McLaughlin
Producer: Fred Thornton, Laura Ragsdale and Sierra Leoni

SATURDAY March 19th – 4.30pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema FEATURE FILM €10

“… A tough, clever piece of filmmaking (that) says everything about how sometimes we can’t connect to each other even when we’re desperate to” Dennis Willis/SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
When her car breaks down on a site-seeing tour of California, a Japanese student winds up stranded in a small desert town. Exhilarated by a sudden sense of freedom, she extends her stay and finds friendship, romance, and what promises to be a new home. But as she pulls back the layers on this unlikely paradise, she discovers a different America than the one in her dreams.
Littlerock has screened at over 20 festivals internationally: viennale, vancouver, Torino, Cairo, Warsaw, Reykjavik, Mar Del Plata, etc. and has won numerous awards, including the Audience award at AFI Fest and a Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near you.” In January 2011 Mike was awarded with a Spirit Award for “Someone
to Watch”.

over your cities grass will grow

105mins/2010/France-Netherlands-UK/ Colour/Digital
Director: Sophie Fiennes Producer: Sophie Fiennes, Kees Kasander, Emilie Blezat

SATURDAY March 19th – 5pm de sathairn 19ú Marta
Venue: The Cinemobile FEATURE FILM €10

OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical creative processes and renders as a film journey the personal universe he has built at his hill studio estate in the South of France.
In 1993 Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk fac- tory near Barjac. From 2000 he began constructing a series of elabo- rate installations there. Like a strange, sprawling village, La Ribaute extends over 35 hectares and is composed of old industrial buildings and working studios that link to a network of underground tunnels dug out by Kiefer, which run underneath pavilions built to house paintings and installations. An underground pool at the cul-de-sac of a tubular iron tunnel is embedded within a crypt which backs onto to a 20m tiered concrete amphitheatre. There are caves and woods, an open landscape of concrete towers – assembled like so many card houses – and secluded, private spaces. Traversing this landscape, the film immerses the audience in the total world and creative process of one of today’s most significant and inventive artists.

The film will be introduced by its director

105mins/2010/France-Netherlands-UK/ Colour/Digital
Director: Sophie Fiennes Producer: Sophie Fiennes, Kees Kasander, Emilie Blezat
**** “A deeply serious meditation on artistic practice and expression” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

arena: produced by george martin

Followed by a Masterclass with Anthony Wall, chair by Philip King
Presented in association with Fás: Screen Training Ireland

90 mins/2011/UK/Colour/Digibeta
Producer/Director: Francis Hanly
Archive Producer: Andrew Wright
Film Editor: Martin Cooper
Arena Series Editor: Anthony Wall
A BBC Arena Production Co-Produced

SATURDAY March 19th – 7pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema FEATURE FILM / Q&A €10

Arena presents the first feature length profile of Britain’s most celebrated music producer – Sir George Martin. He began with The Goons, Rolf Harris and 633 Squadron. In 1962 he signed The Beatles : together they changed the world. Since then he’s produced music’s biggest names.

This rich and intimate portrait follows Sir George at 85 with his wife, Judy, son Giles, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Rolf Harris and Cilla Black among the illustrious contributors.

dreaming the quiet man

Screen Icon, Maureen O Hara will be in attendance at the screening

Director: Sé Merry Doyle
Producers: Vanessa Gildea and Martina Durac
Narrator: Gabriel Byrne

SATURDAY March 19th – 9pm
De Sathairn – 19ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema FEATURE FILM €10

There are cinematic milestones that have left a marked impression on the landscapes in which they were filmed. John Ford’s take on his idealised vision of Ireland, The Quiet Man, is one such film. When it was released The Quiet Man became a monster hit all across the world and won Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Its impact went way beyond the Irish Diaspora and it has resonated with international audiences for over 50 years now. This documentary delves into the story of the making of the film and features a narration by Gabriel Byrne and contributions from well known commentators and film makers including
Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Jim Sheridan and, exclusively, Maureen O’Hara.

This film will screen in MOMA New York in May as part of Gabriel Byrne’s curation for Imaging Ireland. It was the second documentary to ever receive a Gala screening in the 53 year history of Cork International Film Festival, the only other being Mise Eirann.

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