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September 2018

Date: September 18 @ 1:00 pm
Time: 1:00 pm
Venue Station House Theatre
Address: Station House Complex

Short film by Tristan Heanue: A Break in the Clouds Tristan Heanue is an actor and writer from Connemara known for Today (2015), In This Place (2014) and A Break in the Clouds (2018). He won the award for Best Short Film and Best First Time Director at the 2015 Sky Road Film Festival for his film Today. A Break in the Clouds, his latest short film which was released in April, tells the story of a young couple struggle to adjust to life following the birth of their first child. Starring Tristan Heanue, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Marie Ruane, Linda Bhreathnach. Admission Free Runtime 19 minutes

Date: September 19 @ 9:00 am
Time: 9:00 am
Venue Station House Theatre
Address: Station House Complex

Dcumentary by Maurice Fitzpatrick: John Hume in America Introduced by Des Kavanagh John Hume saw that by harnessing the political influence of the Irish-American diaspora in Washington it was possible address the legacy of colonial division in Ireland and to achieve peace. In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a compelling feature documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, with dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland and stirring accounts by presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as US congressmen and senators. This film shows how one man with courage and charisma, inspired by Martin Luther King, mobilised Irish Americans and America to bring an end…

Date: September 20 @ 9:00 am
Time: 9:00 am
Venue Station House Theatre
Address: Station House Complex

Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney. Described by Donald Clarke in The Irish Times as an ‘intoxicating oddity’, Silence director Pat Collins’ ode to the singer was selected as this year’s Irish language submission for the Oscars and his been widely acclaimed as his best work to date. Joe Heaney was born just outside Carna in 1919; the harsh landscape, myths, fables, and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex, intriguing character. From an early age, he was fascinated by the stories and music around him, ‘drinking (them) from the bottle when (he) was in the cradle.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKOIondylAE By…

Date: September 22 @ 9:00 am
Time: 9:00 am
Venue Station House Theatre
Address: Station House Complex

Documentary by Nuala O'Connor: Keepers of the Flame followed by Diarmaid Ferriter Lecture Keepers of the Flame explores how individuals and families remember, commemorate and forget painful events of the past, bringing to light the diverse experiences of some of the 85,000 Irish men and women who served during the violent revolutionary period from Easter 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1921. Shedding light on the nation’s post-war psyche, the documentary examines the long-term impact of the reluctance to talk about events, the lack of desire to relive decisions, and the secrecy and silence that causes further isolation. Directed and written by Nuala O’Connor; original concept and…

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