Saturday 17th March
Lá Le Pádraig – St. Patrick’s Day
WITH LIVE MUSIC – Eilís Kennedy & Nico Brown : LE CEOL BEO – Eilís Kennedy & Nico Brown
ST. James’ Church – 8am €10
Dingle Fife & Drum Band will line the entrance to St. James Church and play an old traditional tune to welcome you this Paddy’s Day to the beginning of our exclusive day of Irish Film.
This never before seen footage of behind the scenes during the filming of Ryan’s Daughter in 1969 Dingle, was taken by Tom Fitzgerald. Tom owned a hardware store (now called Value) when David Lean and his circus came to town. Tom became good friends with Robert Mitchum and was to later become his stand-in during the filming.
The footage was taken by Tom while on set during the filming of Ryan’s Daughter. Tom served for 13 years in Seanad éireann and is currently a film censor in The Irish Film Classification Office. Tom resides in Dingle with his wife Bridie.
For those of you who want to begin the day a little earlier join the earliest parade in Ireland at 6.30am – leaving the water front. Another parade will take place at 12noon through the streets of Dingle.
Join us for a full Irish Breakfast at John Benny Moriaty’s Bar Award Winning Kennedy’s Local Sausages, Ashes Local Pudding & Lispole Free Range Eggs served with their own Soda Bread – €9.95
The Day She Came to Dingle
ST. James’ Church – 7.30pm €10
Director: Maurice Linnane Producer Tina Moran
Executive Producers Philip King and Anthony Wall
The Director Maurice Linnane will also introduce the film with Anthony
Print Source: BBC Arena
On December the 3rd 2006 Amy Winehouse appeared in the fifth series of Other Voices, a music show shot every winter in the small Irish fishing village of Dingle in County Kerry, deep in the southwest corner of Ireland. Just after 9pm Amy Winehouse took to the stage in the Church of Saint James.
In a performance that lasted a little over 20 minutes she absolutely wowed the small crowd singing songs accompanied for that one night only by just a guitar player and a bass player. In that unique, stripped down formation Amy Winehouse delivered a searing, wonderful set that will never be forgotten by anyone who was lucky enough to be there. Amy Winehouse was a star and we were lucky enough to meet and record her when she was shining at her very brightest.
Immediately after she left the stage a relaxed and very happy Amy Winehouse crossed the road to Benner’s Hotel where she spoke with the show’s presenter, John Kelly, about her music, her influences and her plans for the immediate future. Then she ate a plate of oysters and visited a couple of the more famous of Dingle’s hostelries before climbing into a taxi and driving to Cork. All in all she was in Dingle for about 6 hours. A flying visit but a lasting impression.
Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle will tell the story of that very special visit on that very special day. All of the songs Amy Winehouse sang on the night will be used, plus the complete interview with John Kelly. We go back to Dingle and catch up with some of the people that Amy met on that day including the taxi driver who collected her from the airport, the musical director who booked Amy in the first place and the reverend of the Other Voices church. We will showcase some of the influential artists and music that Amy spoke of in that fascinating post concert conversation: Mahalia Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles and the Shangri-las to name a few. Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle showcases all that was great about Amy Winehouse. And that’s a very important thing because Amy Winehouse was great. And on the 3rd of December 2006, in a tiny church, in a tiny town on the south west coast of Ireland, she left a lasting record of just how great she was. Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle is about the music, not the madness. And that’s how it should be.
Other Side of Sleep
88mins/2011/Colour/Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary/DCP
The Phoenix Cinema – 6pm €10
Director: Rebecca Daly Writer: Rebecca Daly and Glenn Montgomery Producers: Morgan Bushe, Macdara Kelleher in co-production with Ference Puzstai, Reinier Selen and Ivo de Jongh Print Source: Fastnet Films
A sleepwalker. A body. A family. A small community.
Arlene is like a ghost in her life. She lives in a small town in the midlands – surrounded by field after field, woodlands and laneways to disappear down and never come back … One morning Arlene wakes in the woods beside the body of a young woman. Someone watches from the trees.
The body is soon discovered and suspicion spreads through the community. Increasingly drawn to the girl’s family – her grieving sister and accused boyfriend, Arlene barricades herself in at night, afraid to sleep. Haunted by grief buried and delayed, Arlene’s sleeping and waking realities soon blur. And all this time someone is watching her.
75mins/2011/uK and Ireland/HDCaM, Digibeta
ST. James’ Church – 5.30pm €10
Director: Alexandra McGuinness Producers: Mark Lee, Morgan Bushe, Macdara Kelleher, Kyle Blanshard Script: Alexandra McGuinness, Brendan Grant Major Cast: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Johnny Flynn, Benn Northover Production: McGuinnessLee, Fastnet Films Print Source: Fastnet Films
The bright young things of London’s social elite lead an excessive, lavish lifestyle that allows them to luxuriate in their own self-destruction. At the center is Alice, an ex-model unable to keep up with the opulent standards her peers feverishly chase. Alice may be in love with her on-and-off boyfriend Charlie, but the multiple pleasures of wealth and youth distract them from commitment. Meanwhile, Felix is besotted with Alice, even as he indecisively takes up with his naïve, needy girlfriend. Between wild summer nights in Glastonbury and the South of France, a lovelorn Orna gets her rocks off weaving overlapping love triangles that wreak havoc on impressionable hearts.
SHORT: Hold on Tight
Holding hands or kissing in public isn’t for everyone. When it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice. This short documentary moves between the public and private spaces in which lesbian and gay couples live, and explores small gestures of human connectedness. These gentle interactions not only carry a huge personal significance, but also the potent power to create social change. Yet, for most people, being affectionate beyond the hall door isn’t intended as a political statement – it’s an expression of love.
Shorts Programme 3
ST. James’ Church – 3.45pm €6
Running Time: 90mins
Nowhere in Particular
Producer: Edwina Forkin Director: Mason Cardiff DOP: Jack Conroy
Running away from a broken heart, a young American returns to his native Ireland. He soon finds himself in the middle of nowhere when he picks up a beautiful young Irish woman. Shortly into the journey, she confesses something to him that will transfer him into a world of trouble …
Director/Producer/Writer: Jennifer Daly
A journey through the ocean depths; passing by a variety of unusual creatures of the deep. The film was created using various traditional and experimental animation techniques.
Director: Diede van Vree Writer: Rosanne Pel Producer: Rob IJpelaar
Liquid Sun is a short film about the intimate friendship that comes to an end due to the current economic circumstances in Ireland. It shows, in a personal manner, the influence it has on the life of two individuals that are forced to separate.
Director: Thomas Hefferson Producer: Dave Leahy
Two years after a traumatic car-accident has left a young girl in a catatonic vegetative state, the man who put her there seeks out her mother to atone for his crimes. However, he soon discovers that righting his wrongs may take more than what he’s prepared to give …
Director/Producer/Writer: Helena O’Connor
A young girl is moving to the country and is having trouble finding her new cottage she is not very good at reading maps or working the sat-nav and so she has to rely on the direction of strangers.
Riders to the Sea
Director/Writer: Orla Walsh Producer: Ian W Davis
A surfing duel breaks out between a male and female surfer off the West Coast of Ireland. Breaking waves, racing hearts, and the treachery of Lycra.
Directors: Diarmuid Hayes, Shauna Farrell, Jane Wilson
Producers: Diarmuid Hayes, Shauna Farrell, Jane Wilson, DCU
A documentary film based around the life of a twelve year old boy with a severe mental disability which has never been diagnosed. The story is told from the perspective of those closest to him; his parents, his two brothers and sister and his teacher in St. Michael’s House, Paula.
Directors: Aideen O’Sullivan & Ross Whitaker
A fascinating visual celebration on the ancient art of cutting turf by hand in Co. Kerry, Ireland. Following a band of turf cutters from North Kerry throughout the cutting season from April to September, the film gives insight into a way of life that will soon be forgotten.
with Amy Hubbard of Hubbard Casting
Skelligs Hotel – 2.30pm €15
Amy Hubbard is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and The College of Law in London. She has worked for some of the best agents in the business Ken McReddie (Ken McReddie Associates), Sally Long-Innes (Independent) and the late, legendary Sam Cohn (ICM New York). But casting is where her passions lie, and she is delighted to form one quarter of the family business, Hubbard Casting, which has been open for business since 1975.
THE HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey Director: Peter Jackson
THE HOBBIT: There and Back Again Director: Peter Jackson
MAMA (UK casting) Director: Andres Muschietti
ALBERT NOBBS Director: Rodrigo Garcia
GHOSTED Director: Craig Viveiros
THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE Director: Lee Tamahori
THE ARBOR Director: Clio Barnard
Outstanding Debut nomination BAFTA 2011, Winner Best New Documentary Film-maker Tribeca 2010, Winner Best British Newcomer and Most Original Debut Feature at London Film Festival 2010, Best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards 2010.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY Director: Peter Jackson
CHOCOLAT (UK casting) Director: Lasse Hallstrom
HATFIELDS & McCOYS (History Channel) Director: Kevin Reynolds
ROUGE BRESIL (UK casting) Director: Sylvain Archambault
NEVERLAND (Syfy & Sky Movies) Director: Nick Willing
BEN HUR (ABC) Director: Steve Shill
IFB Shorts Programme
Bord Scannán Na hÉireann/Irish Film Board presents a selection of new shorts
This is Ireland …
ST. James’ Church – 2pm €6
Running Time: approx 93mins
Director: Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman
In the midst of a stormy night, on-board a rural irish fishing trawler, a fisherman and his son witness a glowing object fall to sea. As they battle the elements to get it on deck, the father loses something very dear to him, and gains something utterly unexpected.
Director: James Stacey
A young man is on the brink of emigration, but as he races through the streets of Dublin he comes to realise the spirit he’s leaving behind.
Director: Lorcan Finnecan
A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.
Director: Claire Dix
An ode to Ireland and to the rain; love in the rain, love of the rain, love of a country drenched in rain.
Washed Up Love
Director: Dylan Cotter
Moira is looking for love. Love doesn’t even know he’s missing.
Director: Elaine Gallagher
Níos Gaelaí ná na Gaeil iad féin: Competing at a feis, a young girl demonstrates her grá for Irish dancing.
Director: Harvest Films
Each Tuesday in St. Luke’s hospital the door to Radioactive Iodine Suite B is shut behind a patient who remains there, alone, until the end of the week. We move slowly up to and through the lead-lined glass to frame an intimate portrait of one woman’s solitary time with illness, fate and faith.
23 degrees 5 minutes
Director: Darragh O’Connell
Pursuing the answer to the ‘unified theory’ leads professor Orit to the edge of madness and beyond.
Director: Tom O’Sullivan
Fionn, a young fisherman, risks everything to help a friend.
The Boy in the Bubble
Director: Kealan O’Rourke, Igloo Films
The whimsical tale of Rupert, a ten year old boy who falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, Rupert wishes never to experience heartache ever again. Turning to an ancient book of magic, Rupert invokes a powerful spell to shield himself from all emotion forever.
Film will be introduced by its director Cathal Watters
The Phoenix Cinema – 2pm €10
Director/Photography Cathal Watters Producer Rachel Lysaght Writer Dr. Ruth Lysaght Editor Áine Furlong Composer Denis Clohessy Print Source: Underground Films
Muide Éire is a documentary film on the history of Ireland onscreen. From horse drawn carriages of yesteryear to the latest summer blockbuster, the documetary takes an intimate look at TV and filmmaking as a visual expression of Irish culture, celebrating contemporary filmmakers, in both the Irish and English language. From the glamour of red carpet interviews to behind-the-scenes 5am starts, Muide Éire invites the viewer into a world where art and industry exist in delicate balance. The heart of our investigation is onscreen representations of Ireland – how the Irish have been viewed abroad, and how we represent ourselves.