KILRUDDERY FILM SUCCESS
ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL OVER LAST WEEKEND
KILLRUDDERY House hosted its popular annual film festival over last weekend.
The festival opened on Friday night with a drinks reception and a special showing of the rarely screened documentary The O'Kalems In Ireland.
Over the course of the weekend 14 films were shown in Killruddery. Organisers showed international films, but also felt it was important to showcase Ireland's contribution to cinema through the years.
There was even a lecture from Kevin Brownlow. In the lecture he discussed the Irish connection in Hollywood and the important work done by the Irish through the years. He kept attendees riveted as he discussed Ireland's rich film heritage.
The festival closed in Mermaid Arts Centre on Sunday with a special performance of A 19th Century Magic Lantern Spectacular.
For this very special event, film experts Joss Marsh and David Francis authentically replicated, using original lanterns and slides, the experience of a 19th-century magic lantern performance.
Eilis Lavelle, Nora Hickey, Fionnuala Ardee, Morgan O’Sullivan, Jenny Sherwin.
Helen Wade, Sarah Giles, Paul Hogan, Julia Lambe and Claire Wade.