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The Yellow Bittern

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  • Tickets: €10.50/€9
  • Date: Thu, 14th Nov 2019
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:48
  • Duration: 108 mins + Q&A
  • Venue: The Gate Cinema Cork City
  • Director: Alan Gilsenan
  • Country: Ireland
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2009

To mark the tenth anniversary of its original release, Cork Film Festival presents a special screening of The Yellow Bittern, Alan Gilsenan’s remarkable documentary biopic of Liam Clancy. Recounting his life in his own words, Clancy’s personal reflections are insightful and inspirational, constructing a revealing portrait of great candour and honesty. Like his musical work, the film is lyrical and poetic, and a fitting tribute to this great man at the end of his life. RG

After the screening, actor and broadcaster Carrie Crowley will host a in-conversation with director Alan Gilsenan, the Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence for 2019/20.

Alan Gilsenan, The Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence for 2019/20, joins Cork Film Festival for a discussion about his life and career, following a special tenth anniversary screening of his feature documentary The Yellow Bittern, which chronicles the life of Liam Clancy. A key figure of Irish theatre and film, Gilsenan’s film work is rich, captivating and widely admired, extending across documentary, feature and experimental projects. His films include Meetings with Ivor (2017), Unless (2015), The Ghost of Roger Casement (2004) and The Road to God Knows Where (1988). Alan Gilsenan, Film Artist in Residence at UCC 2019/20, is supported by the Arts Council.


The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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