The Direction of Irish Cinema
This strand is intended to take a reflective look at some novel – in style or in content – examples of recent Irish filmmaking and is an opportunity to consider possible new directions in Irish cinema. Our proposition is that the six films chosen here are emblematic of a new spirit in Irish filmmaking. With the help of guest curator, Michael Patrick Gillespie and the participating filmmakers, we will explore this proposition.
We warmly welcome the contribution of Professor Michael Patrick Gillespie who, with enthusiasm, took on the role of interlocutor.
Michael Patrick Gillespie is Professor of English at Florida International University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1980 and has written eleven books; on the works of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Kennedy, Chaos Theory, and on Irish cinema (The Myth of an Irish Cinema, Syracuse University Press, 2008). He has edited six other works, including two volumes in the Norton Critical Edition of Authors.
Gillespie has been on the Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation and on the Board of Consultants for the Zurich James Joyce Foundation. He has been Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. He is currently working on a study of Joyce and the experience of exile, and on a book on Joyce and liturgy.
Tue 09 Nov | 6:00pm | Gate Cinema
Wed 10 Nov | 6:00pm | Gate Cinema
The Looking Glass
Thu 11 Nov | 6:00pm | Gate Cinema
Thu 11 Nov | 9:00pm | Gate Cinema
Five Day Shelter
Fri 12 Nov | 11:00pm | Gate Cinema
One Hundred Mornings
Sat 13 Nov | 6:30pm | Cork Opera House