September 26-28 in the Sean O’Casey Theatre, St Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin.
Henrik Ibsen’s ground breaking, Ghosts, was first performed in 1881. In it, the playwright assailed the hypocrisy of moral codes, offering a daring treatment of such then-taboo issues as infidelity, venereal disease and illegitimacy.
Mrs.Helen Alving, has accepted her pastor’s counsel and endured her husband’s many infidelities in silence. Ten years after Alving’s death, she is to dedicate an orphanage in his memory.
Her son Oswald, kept innocent of his father’s profligacy, returns home. Oswald’s attraction to the housemaid – in reality, his half-sister – conjures up the ghost of his parents’ unhappy marriage.
This disastrous romance, along with Oswald’s increasing symptoms of the venereal disease inherited from his father, forces Mrs. Alving to confront her own “ghosts”.
I have been working on a documentary about the village of Newtok, Alaska over the past three years.
The community there are threatened by rapid coastal erosion which sees up to 50 feet of tundra fall into the river every year.
The film follows their efforts to pioneer a new town on higher ground, their struggles to maintain their native identity and their daily lives as American citizens with no access to basic infrastructure like running water…
A special screening of ‘Losing Alaska’ will be held at the IFI [Temple Bar, Dublin 2] followed by a Q&A with Tom and composer Gerry Horan on September 29 as part of DocFest. Tickets at link below.
“Me and a group of childhood friends have made a independent feature film called “The Lads” on a budget of €252 shot in Wicklow. We won runner-up best feature film at The Reel Film Festival in Cork last September. We have ended up getting a official release date in Omniplex Cinemas in Cork, Rathmines, Limerick and Arklow on September 21.”
“Drawing on over 30 years of previously unseen imagery, The Image You Missed is a documentary essay that weaves together a history of the Troubles with the haunting but unsentimental story of a son’s search for his father…
Andy Kirwan writes:
I am a sound designer and composer based in Dublin. I recently worked on this film that your readers may be interested in. This evening is the IFI premier of “The Image You Missed”, followed by a Q&A with director, Donal Foreman…
Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 tonight at 6.30pm
Featuring Master of the High Court: Edmund Honohan. SafetyNet founder: Dr Austin O Carroll. Inner City Helping Homeless CEO: Anthony Flynn, North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community Activist: Aisling Hedderman. And Ireland Professor of Poetry 2013-2016. playwright Paula Meehan, and Bohemian F.C. Poet in Residence: John Cummins.
Two festivals in two countries in 12 hours. That was the task facing King Kong Company last June as they closed Body & Soul [Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath] then twelve hours later made their Glastonbury [Somerset , England] debut.