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michael's choice Barry Lyndon

 

michael’s choice

Barry Lyndon


sunday 21st march DE DOMHNAIGH 21 MARTA
the phoenix cinema 6pm - admission €10



DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER - Stanley Kubrick
184mins/1975/uK/35mm
PRINT COURTESY OF WARNER BROS

 

michael O sullivan has been introducing film for over 20 years now at the much loved Film Club on Tuesday nights in The Phoenix Cinema. The festival is honoured to present Michael’s choice at this year’s film festival.

 

Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick Film Festival


Barry Lyndon is Stanley Kubrick's epic costume drama based on William Makepeace Thackeray's picaresque novel. It tells the story of a young rogue who wanders through life getting lost in various adventures, meeting his share of women and oddball characters. When Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) trying desperately to maintain an Irish brogue becomes jealous of Captain Quin's advances on Barry's beloved cousin, he challenges the man to a duel. Winning the duel, young Barry is forced to leave his home and his mother, and off on his adventures he goes. He meets thieves, lonely soldier brides, Prussian army leaders, and British widows, inventing new stories about himself at every turn of the road. This film is lush and magnificent, sparkling with colour, every frame reminiscent of the finest European art. The blues of the Prussian army uniforms and the reds of the British contrast sharply with the majestic green land and mountains in nearly every background. Kubrick often begins a shot close in, then zooms out to reveal the beautiful natural landscape and ornate rooms surrounding the now seemingly insignificant characters. With rousing performances from O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Hardy Kruger, and Leonard Rossiter, jaw-dropping camerawork, spectacular natural lighting, and a marvelous classical-music soundtrack painstakingly put together by Kubrick, Barry Lyndon is a dramatic romantic epic that may be Kubrick's most beautiful film.





wisdom


sunday 21st march DE DOMHNAIGH 21 MARTA
the phoenix cinema 4.15pm - admission €10



DIRECTOR - Andrew Zuckerman
PRODUCER - Alex Vlack
65mins/USA/2009/Digibeta/Colour
PRINT COURTESY OF LN&W


Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can pass to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, the Wisdom project, produced with cooperation from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, seeks to create a record of a multicultural group of people who have all made their mark on the world. Presented against the same white space, all of the subjects are removed from their context, which not only democratizes them, but also allows for a clear dialogue to exist between them. In an attempt to create a more profound, honest, and truly revealing portrait of these luminaries, the project encompasses their voices, their physical presence, and the written word. This comprehensive portrayal of such a profound and global group is an index of extraordinary perspectives. Wisdom is an ongoing project. Additions to the list of contributors continues.
‘A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.’
Nelson Mandela


Clint Eastwood, Alan Arkin, Burt Bacharach, Billy Connolly, Judi Dench, Garret FitzGerald, Jane Goodall, John Hume, Ted Kennedy, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Nick Nolte, Michael Parkinson, Robert Redford, Vanessa Redgrave


The exhibition ‘Wisdom’ will be on view at the GALLERY, Siamsa Tre, Tralee from 12th march - 17th april

 

+ short - bye bye now


DIRECTOR/PRODUCERS - Aideen O’Sullivan & Ross Whitaker
EDITOR - Andrew Hearne
15mins/2009/Ireland


An amusing, poignant documentary about the fate of the Irish phone box, which has gone from the centre of society to the verge of extinction.

 



swansong -Zanzibar Films

swansong


FLORIN FILM and ZANZIBAR FILMS in association with BORDERLINE PRODUCTIONS
sunday 21st march DE DOMHNAIGH 21 MARTA
the phoenix cinema 2.30pm - admission €10



The film will be introduced by its producer Edwina Forkin, Zanzibar
DIRECTOR - Conor McDermottroe
PRODUCERS- Hermann Florin, Edwina Forkin
90mins/Ireland/2009/35mm
PRINT COURTESY OF ZANZIBAR FILMS


Having been born in secret in London because his mother Bridget is unmarried, Austin “Occi” Byrne is brought back to Sligo, only for Bridget to be roundly rejected by her parents Michael and Theresa. After the Hickey brothers torment Occi by rolling him down a hill in an oil drum, causing him severe head injures, it is clear that Occi isn’t mentally “normal”. With the help of Father Queenan, Bridget and Occi manage to survive, ending up in a council house. But a tendency to lose his rag when provoked - culminating in a vicious attack on the woman at the social security office who has denied them money - lands Occi in a mental institution.



+ short sunshower


A SAMSON FILMS PRODUCTION
On her way home from a party, drunk and driving a stolen car, a girl (17) hits an old man walking by the side of the road. When he won’t wake up and the car won’t start, it seems all she can do is bury him...


DIRECTOR/WRITER - Liam Gavin
PRODUCER- Maggie Mitchell
13.44mins/Ireland/2009/Digibeta

 



geoff Wonfor Interview

interview with geoff wonfor

currans bar 1.30pm FREE

 

A Festival Documentary In The Making ...
Maurice Galway, festival director, will discuss with Geoff how his feature documentary on the Dingle Film Festival is going and what are his future plans for the film on completion.

 


 

bugsy Malone Movie


family feature gn clainne bugsy malone

 

sunday 21st march DE DOMHNAIGH 21 MARTA
the phoenix cinema 12.30pm - admission €5



DIRECTOR - Alan Parker
PRODUCER - Alan Marshall
89mins/UK/1976/Colour/DVD


The festival is delighted to present this as a family screening for all to come and enjoy with the kids. I remember seeing this film as a child and being so excited because the whole cast were children, they seemed to be living every child’s dream with guns that shot cream and custard pies, cars powered by their feet. Written and directed by Alan Parker who came to Dingle in 2007 to launch our first film festival.


New York 1929, a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded ‘splurge gun’. As the custard pies fly, Bugsy Malone, an all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, a singer at Fat Sam’s speakeasy. His designs on her are disrupted by the seductive songstress Tallulah (Jodie Foster) who wants Bugsy for herself.




Tom Johnson - The Power of Sound

 

sunday 21st march DE DOMHNAIGH 21 MARTA
the phoenix cinema 11am
admission €10



“Supported by FS Screen Training Ireland”

 

The Dingle Film Festival is honoured to welcome one of the greatest artist working in film today - Tom Johnson. Tom has earned an Academy Award for ‘Titanic’ and another Oscar and BAFTA for ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’, Johnson has worked as a sound mixer and sound editor for many top Hollywood blockbuster movies covering every genre of film including action, romance, sci-fi, and animation. He has worked with Tim Burton, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, George Lucas, James Cameron, Thomas Anderson, Neil Jordan, John Boorman just to name a few. Tom is an American living in Ireland, where he is based in Ardmore Sound in Bray.

 

tom will be looking in detail at some films and their use of sound, with the idea that we examine the power of sound in the film making/ story telling process.
all are welcome to this talk.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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