Brilliant Davies brings a shine to Darklight
The regular jamboree of film that calls itself Darklight is currently up and running at various venues throughout the capital. This year the event, which celebrates independent, DIY and artist-based cinema, hangs around a celebration of the untouchable Terence Davies. The English filmmaker, known for such transcendent pieces as Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, is the beneficiary of a full retrospective and, following a screening of Of Time and the City at The Factory tomorrow, he will participate in an extensive public interview. Mr Davies is a great talker, so the conversation should not be missed. The film begins at 6.30pm.
Earlier in the day, Seamus McGarvey, one of our nation’s most prestigious cinematographers, will shoot the breeze with director Kieron J Walsh. Darklight also features a focus on gaming entitled GameJam. Beginning this evening, the project invites budding designers to brainstorm their way towards creating a workable game in one weekend. Jon Wright, director of Grabbers, and Paddy Eason, visual effects supervisor on that tasty film, will be in town to discuss the logistic difficulties involved in creating a monster movie on a limited budget. Other films on the bill include The End of the Earth is My Home, a science fiction flick from Alan Lambert and Lisanne Pajot, and James Swirsky’s Indie Game: The Movie. Darklight runs until Sunday. More details on darklight.ie
Terence Davies is the subject of a retrospective at the Darklight film festival