Thursday, 21 September 2017

Some movie marvels on show as part of Culture Night in Kerry

This Friday 22nd September is Culture Night throughout Ireland with all corners of the country holding cultural events free of charge for the public to highlight the richness of culture available to us in this grand country of ours.
All counties are highlighting some cinematic delights and County Kerry is no exception. Academy award winning short films, Irish produced box office hits and indie films are just a sample of the fantastic events on offer for film fans county wide.
Have a look below at what Kerry has to offer on Culture Night and be sure to check out these great FREE events this Friday 22nd September!

Return to Glennascaul - Killarney Cinema (7pm - 7.30pm)
Kerry Film Festival presents the first Irish short film to be nominated for an Academy Award. A cinematic treat for fans of short film and those who like a good ghost story. Featuring Orson Welles and directed by Hilton Edwards. Orson Welles is driving in the Irish countryside one night when he offers a ride to a man with car trouble. The man relates a strange event that happened to him at the same location. For further details read my piece on this great event here.

The Young Offenders - Mangerton Theatre, INEC (8pm - 10:30pm)
This 2016 Irish comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Peter Foott, was an Irish box office hit and will soon be followed by a six part TV comedy series such was the resounding success of this hilarious movie. Worth catching again on the big screen!

The Uncountable Laughter of the Sea - Tech Amergin, Waterville (8pm - 8.45pm)
This film was shot in County Kerry, and has, at its centre language, landscape and light. Monsignor Padráig Ó’Fiannachta, a distinguished linguist, scholar and poet, acts as our guide.

Oíche Chultúir sa Lab: Tinfeadh - An Lab, Sraid Eoin, An Daingean (5pm-11pm)
A connection made between heaven and earth in a short film which features two pieces of ‘breathing’ fabric suspended in Muckross Monastery in Killarney. Úna created felt from silk, thread and wool coloured with plant dyes and brought them to the monastery to film them in the place that inspired them. The soundtrack is based on the ‘breathing’ of the fabric as it moves, with the voice and breath of Una herself interspersed with the sounds of nature.

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