Venue: The Phoenix Cinema
Date: Sunday March 17th
Time: 7pm screening
Director, Writer & Producer: Maurice Galway
DOP: Eugene O Connor
Music: Nico Brown & Martin Brunsden
In association with Fás: Film & TV Production Unit
This film is an exposition and examination of artist Pauline Bewick’s iconic paintings and drawings, for which she is justly famed. Irish art lovers are familiar with the optimistic Yellow Man figure. However the Grey Man drawings a much more sombre collection, are seen here for the first time. Maurice Galway who is director of the Dingle IFF is the inspiration behind the film. The synchronisation uniting the work of one of Ireland’s most-loved artists and Galway’s directorial eye, is tied up neatly through the camera-work of Eugene O’Connor famed for his artistry in filming Katy Perry, Rihanna, Prince, Pat Matheny and the Beatles. Nico Brown who has worked with Mike Leigh and Alan Parker, teams up with Martin Brundsen to create the original music.
Pauline Bewick scarcely needs introduction. This celebrated artist is a national figure especially since donating in 2005 a major part of her life’s work, five hundred pieces in all, to the Irish State. Sketching since infancy her peripatetic life has influenced her output, especially the creation of the Yellow Man, which emerged after a two year sojourn in the South Pacific. She is still working industriously, providing illustrations for poets and dramatists, along with other adventurous projects. Indeed the Dingle IFF programme cover will display her new painting, Yellow man, Fox, Duck and Eggs
Pauline will be interviewed by Senator David Norris following the screening
Reception before the screening in Benner’s Hotel at 6pm with a performance by Rose Lawless.
Rose trained in The Focus Theatre’s Stanislavsky studio, under Deirdre O’Connell. She wrote and directed her first play, The Romantics, in 1992 and was a finalist in the All Ireland BBC Comedy Awards, RTE Awards and Channel 4 Awards in the 1990s, when she played venues such as Vicar Street, The Laughter Lounge and The International Bar. She was creator and artistic director of The Fallen Angels Cabaret Troupe in 2004, when it won the award for the Best Show in the Spiegeltent, Dublin Fringe. She then toured nationally and internationally, finishing with a sell-out show in the Edenburgh Festival 2006.
Rose went solo with her own Cabaret act in 2008, and is currently touring this dazzlingly comedic and passionate show, with her new album, for theatres, epic festivals like the Electric Picnic, Cabaret-style cafes and private functions.
‘Rose Lawless has an innocence, intelligence and a pace that makes her work incredibly original.’ Pauline Bewick, painter.
‘Flying the flag for the true spirit of Cabaret!’ Irish Independent. www.roselawless.com