Wednesday 11 June 2008

Ireland on Sunday

This week the IFI in Temple Bar, Dublin launches a new strand of monthly Irish Film programming called Ireland on Sunday.

This is a curated programme of recent Irish material which has not yet been released theatrically or seen outside the film festival circuit. In a regular sunday lunch time slot, audiences will have an opportunity to critically engage with directors and producers in post-screening discussions. The programme will be varied—including documentary and fictional material which has been made for cultural, theatrical and broadcast exhibition.

The first screening with be Johnny Gogan's art documentary The Adventures of Flannery: A Portrait of Cathal Coughlan, which examines the life and work of the Cork-born singer, songwriter and enfant terrible who created one of the highlights of Cork's Capital of Culture celebrations in 2005 with his musical-theatre presentation 'Flannery's Mounted Head'.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Johnny Gogan and producer Gary Sheehan.

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