Fleadh extends Solstice screenings for another month

11 pioneering Irish films available to view on GalwayFilmFleadh.com until February 28

Still from the films (LtoR) Poitín, Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey, The Gamble, and Hush-a-Bye-Baby, with Kings (centre).

Still from the films (LtoR) Poitín, Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey, The Gamble, and Hush-a-Bye-Baby, with Kings (centre).

THE GALWAY Film Fleadh has extended its winter streaming season, Solstice, celebrating independent Irish films made between 1978 and 2011, for an additional month.

With agreement from the filmmakers, the eleven films comprising the programme will be available to rent until February 28 on GalwayFilmFleadh.com and on the Galway Film Fleadh app.

The films in the programme are Poitín (1978 ) and Atlantean (1984 ), both directed by Bob Quinn; Anne Devlin (1984 ), directed by Pat Murphy; Reefer and the Model (1988 ), directed by Joe Comerford; Hush-a-Bye-Baby (1990 ), directed by Margo Harkin; Korea (1995 ), directed by Cathal Black; The Fifth Province (1997 ), directed by Frank Stapleton; The Gamble (1998 ), directed by Paddy O’Connor; Country (2000 ), directed by Kevin Liddy; Kings (2007 ), directed by Tom Collins; and Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (2011 ), directed by Lelia Doolan.

“The Solstice programme has had engagement from more than 25 countries and we’ve had demand from schools of both Irish and cinema studies for the films in the programme to remain online for longer,” said GFF programme director William Fitzgerald. “We’re encouraged by the response, and happy for the filmmakers, to see audiences rediscovering their work.”

 

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