Absences and (Im)possibilities LUX touring programme UPDATE

Over the past 12months and as part of the LUX touring programme my short film 04:59 has screened at..

Irish Film Festival London, Nov 2014
Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo, Nov 2014
Glasgow Film Theatre, January 2015
CCCB Barcelona, Feb 2015
Union Theatre, Milwaukee, Feb 2015
Belfast Film Festival, Belfast, April 2015

Absences and (Im)possibilities, is a programme of experimental Irish film curated by the Experimental Film Club (Aoife Desmond, Alan Lambert, Donal Foreman and Esperanza Collado), commissioned by Irish Film Institute International and supported by Culture Ireland. The programme features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. This touring programme, in partnership with LUX, presents a selection of films from the full programme. Filmmakers include the Lumiére brothers, Samuel Beckett, Vivienne Dick, Maximillian Le Cain, Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Jesse Jones. The full programme overview is here and with this essay offering more information on the history of experimental film making in Ireland.

The full programme includes
SACKVILLE STREET (1897, 50secs, b&w, 35mm), Alexandre Promio, Lumière Brothers  BY ACCIDENT (extract) (1930, 3 mins 40 seconds, b&w, 16mm), Norris DavidsonFILM (1964, 21mins, b&w, 16mm), Samuel Beckett/Alan Schneider
GUERRILLÉRE TALKS (1978, 24mins, colour, Super 8), Vivienne Dick
HERE AFTER (2004, 13mins, b/w, 16mm), Paddy Jolley, Rebecca Trost / Inger Lise Hansen
LATE ARRIVAL (2006, 2mins, colour, MiniDV), Barry Ronan
WITH WIND & WHITE CLOUD (2005, 5mins, b/w, Super8), Dónal Ó Céilleachair
HORSES (2011, b&w, silent, 16mm on video, 2mins), Esperanza Collado
04:59  (2013, 6min, PXL2000 Tape Cassette, B&W), Michael Higgins
MONGOLIAN BARBECUE (2009, 11mins, colour, video), Maximilian Le Cain
THE PREDICAMENT OF MAN (3 mins, 16mm and Digital Mixed Media, 2010), Jesse Jones


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