De Deardaoin 17ú Márta
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema €15 – 8pm
Please note: Festival Pass Holders will have to book their seat
ST. PATRICK’S DAY opening reception and world premiere
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 Chips 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.
followed by crew Q & A
Extra screening of ‘We’ll always have Dingle’ with short ‘Drying in the Rain’
3.30pm saturday 19th March in The Phoenix Cinema
Special appearances by Mary Coughlan, Jools Holland, Cillian Murphy, Stephen Frears, Ned Dowd, Kevin Moriarty, Marc Flanagan, Anthony Wall and Geoff Wonfor.