Public interview with film maker Mark Cousins

Cousin's film I Am Belfast to be screened as part of events in An Taibhdhearc

Mark Cousins.

Mark Cousins.

MARK COUSINS, the Belfast film maker, director, and film critic is coming to Galway to give a public interview about his work at a special event in the Galway Film Centre, which includes a screening of his film, I Am Belfast.

The event, entitled The (Cinematic ) Gospel According To Mark Cousins, takes place on Wednesday June 21 in An Taibhdhearc, and begins with a screening of I Am Belfast at 12.30pm, Cousin's magic-realist depiction of his hometown, its changing architecture, and the effect of the political and personal repercussions from the Northern Irish conflict. The music is by David Holmes.

The screening will be followed by an interview with director and film critic Declan McGrath, where Cousins will talk about his approach to directing; his 15 part documentary, The Story of Film: An Odyssey; and his upcoming documentary series, How to Make a Movie: An Eye Opener’. In Galway, Cousins' will also trace the journey to Connemara taken by Orsen Welles in 1931.

Tickets range from €5 to €20 and are available through Eventbrite. For more information see


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