Brass Eye - behind the scenes with Michael Cumming

Director of cult political satire show to show film and give talk in Róisín Dubh

BRASS EYE was a British comedy series which parodied current affairs shows. It ran for seven episodes on Channel 4 between 1997 and 2001, and featured such writers as Arthur Mathews, Graham Linehan, Charlie Brooker, and David Quantick.

The show has become something of a cult classic, and received a new lease of life earlier this year after the show's director Michael Cumming released a 60-minute film of unbroadcast material from the making of the series.

However, Galway fans of the series are about to get unprecedented access to footage and insights into Brass Eye when Strange Brew and the Little Cinema present Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes in the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday November 28 at 7.30pm.

Part documentary, part artwork, Oxide Ghosts is drawn from hundreds of hours of unseen material from Cumming’s personal archive, and is designed solely for live screenings. It features almost entirely of never before seen footage and provides a rare glimpse into the working practices of Chris Morris, the creator of the series. Chortle.co.uk said the film "offers a well-judged and very rare insight into Brass Eye’s making, encapsulating the fun and covert excitement that went on while the project was still under wraps, before all the legal wrangling kicked in".

brass eye compilation from Michael Cumming on Vimeo.

Cumming directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective. He will take part in a Q&A with the audience after the film screening.

Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.

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