Dublin film festival preview
A driving force behind the US independent cinema movement, Jonas Mekas will be a guest at the sixth Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which will present a short season of his work. Now 75, Mekas was born in Lithuania and was put in German labour camps during the second World War. Moving to New York in the late 1940s, he became the first film critic for the Village Voice and he began to make his own experimental films in the 1960s.
New movies already confirmed for the festival include Swoon director Tom Kalin’s Savage Grace, which features Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane and Eddie Redmayne.
Director Joel Conroy and producer Margo Harkin will introduce the world premiere of Wave Riders, their documentary on surfing off the northwest coast of Ireland.
The festival will show Katyn, the new film from the great Polish director Andrzej Wajda, and there will be a special screening of FW Pabst’s 1929 classic Pandora’s Box, starring Louise Brooks and accompanied by a live performance of the score by 3epkano. The festival runs from February 15th to 24th. www.dubliniff.com
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