Venue: St. James’ Church
Date: Saturday March 16th
64mins/2012/Ireland/Color & B&W/DCP
Director/Producer: Genevieve McGill
THE DIRECTOR WILL INTRODUCE THE SCREENING
Return to the Sea is a documentary set on the remote Island of Inish Bofin, Co.Donegal. The bricolage of old and new footage, combining the work of the filmmaker Genevieve McGill with the archival footage of filmmaker Dr.Donald Martin, seeks to give a new voice to the people of Inish Bofin.
The film documents this vulnerable, indigenous Irish speaking community on the island of Inish Bofin and explores the notion of time, memory and fragility, investigating the past, present and future of the community portrayed within it.
DARK SIDE OF THE LENS will play before the film
Director: Mickey Smith
Producer: Helen Hayden
Synopsis: ‘Darkside of the Lens’ offers a surreal, ethereal, passionate and personal glimpse into the life and motivations of an ocean based photographer – working on a magical, yet isolated, frozen and dangerous stretch of the Irish coastline.
The story of the photographer is a tale seldom told. Through poignant, poetic narrative, the film eventually transcends itself as an abstract reflection of one photographer’s ideals, to become a voice for the artform.