SONG OF GRANITE
- AS PART OF SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE
This visually meticulous and mesmerising film revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The stylised black-and-white picture, obscuring the border between documentary and fiction, is a cinematic ballad that invites viewers to join the enigmatic, talented and idiosyncratic artist on his dramatic life journey; along the way we also get a sense of the difficult yet humble life of the people of Ireland over the course of last century.
The film takes us to Connemara and the village of Carna, Joe Heaney's birthplace, and continues to accompany Joe on his travels. Was it the songs that helped the inhabitants of this magnificent but desolate Irish landscape to survive and commune with God? And what part of his heart and soul must the artist sacrifice in order to satisfy his inner compulsions?
"Strikingly beautiful." - Screen International
Director: Pat Collins
Duration: 104 minutes
Language: English & Irish (with English subtitles)
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €5 / €4
At the door: €7 / €6