See the best of Irish films on stage in a new season of films celebrating Irish culture and literature, Thursdays at the Taibhdhearc at 8pm.
The season kicks off with the award-winning O’CONAIRE- AN FEAR, on Thursday 28th August at 8pm, on the life of Padraig O’Conaire. Remember that little guy who used to sit in Eyre Square with his ‘asal beag dubh’? Watch actor Diarmuid de Faoite bring him to life and perform some risqué scenes in the middle of Shop Street. Diarmuid and the film’s producer, Johnny White, will be on stage after the event for questions and answers.
On Thursday 4th September there’s a very special film, DRAÍOCHT, starring Gabriel Byrne, first shown on the opening night of Teilifís na Gaeilge on Hallowe’en 1996. It was written by Byrne who plays a soldier coming home from the Congo. Charlotte Bradley also stars. After the showing, producer Gerry Mc Colgan will talk to Anne McCabe, then Commissing Editor with TG4, about the making of the film which was directed by Áine O’Connor.
Throughout September and into October, Thursdays at the Taibdhearc, FILMS ON STAGE / SCANNÁIN AR STÁITSE, continues with JOHN HUSTON, about his time in St Clerans, Craughwell; SIOBHÁN, about Galway actress Siobhán Mc Kenna; CRÉ NA CILLE, based on the famous book by Máirtín Ó Cadhain; and SCÉALTA O THEACH NA mBOCHT, (Tales from the Poorhouse), directed by Louis Lentin and starring Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally and Ruth Mc Cabe. There is a documentary about the director of MAN OF ARAN, Robert Ó Flaherty, AN T EIREANNACH FÁIN and then Bob Quinn’s classic comedy, POITÍN.
All films and documentaries will be sub-titled unless otherwise stated.
These events are made possible with the kind support of TG4.
Price: 8 Euro. Season tickets available.
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