KIL­RUD­DERY FILM SUC­CESS

AN­NUAL FILM FES­TI­VAL OVER LAST WEEK­END

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - JANE CASEY

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.

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