Sunday, June 29th
An unmissable big-screen outing for the original CGI classic! Computer programmer Jeff Bridges hacks the mainframe of his evil ex-employer… And finds himself beamed inside the computer by a power-hungry master control program! Tron is a true cult sci-fi classic, a visionary work of considerable beauty, a true style icon – and one of Darklight’s very favourite movies. This screening of Tron will be introduced by Professor Ken Perlin.
Darklight presents strange and beautiful new short films from home and abroad. Prepare to be challenged, enlightened and entertained. Not necessarily in that order.
Mad cinematic scientist Guy Maddin continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada’s most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists. This gleefully demented ‘docu-fantasia’ paints a unique portrait of Maddin’s beloved home town. Darklight loves Guy Maddin. And you should too.
Pilgrims come from the surrounding countryside to ascend the 2,510 feet of Croagh Patrick; an abstract mood piece from one of Ireland’s finest documentarians.
We are delighted to be joined by effects wizard and Oscar winner Ken Perlin, Professor Of Computer Science at New York University; Ken worked on Tron, and since then has been developing new computer graphics techniques widely used in the motion picture special effects industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a rare audience with a true FX pioneer.
A selection of works from Darklight Featured Artist Paddy Jolley; the screening will be followed by a public interview with Paddy Jolley, conducted by independent visual arts curator Aileen Corkery.
Another selection short films from across the globe. Expect the unexpected. Along with the demented, the occasionally hilarious and the strangely touching.
Kick back, chill out and join us for the presentation of the Silverlight Short Film Awards. This event is for invited guests – a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the Film Base box office over the weekend.
Beautiful books, amazing documentary films and uncomfortable chairs? Why not? We do it all the time. Join us for a special screening at our favourite Dublin bookshop.
The culmination of four days of frenetic activity – a new Irish feature film is born! Join us (and our bound-to-be-exhausted-yet-strangely-exhilarated team) for this celebration of creativity and the Darklight spirit. It’s gonna be emotional.