BIRR, WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST
On the 8th of August, we will be teaming up with local film festival, OFFline for another exciting event.
|10.45 – 12:15||Theatre & Arts Centre||Screening||We Are Poets|
|13:05 – 14:10||Theatre & Arts Centre||Screening||New Indie Voices|
|14:10 – 15:30||Theatre & Arts Centre||Discussion||We Can Fund Your Film|
|15:30 – 16:30||Theatre & Arts Centre||Screening||Best of Offaly|
|17:00 – 17:20||Edit Shed||Show & Tell||Paddy Slattery presents his work|
|17:20 – 17:40||Edit Shed||Show & Tell||Gareth Daly presents his work|
|17:40 – 18:00||Edit Shed||Show & Tell||Nicky Larkin presents his work|
|18:00 – Late||Chestnut||BBQ & Music||New Jackson|
We Are Poets presents a timely and surprising story that confronts our understanding of youth, as six remarkable teenage poets from Leeds Young Authors take up the challenge of representing the UK at Brave New Voices – the most prestigious poetry slam competition in the world. From their inner city lives to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the poets must prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime.
Cinematic, imaginative and uniquely honest, We Are Poets is a moving testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary.
New Indie Voices is a Selection of our favourite shorts from past Darklight Festivals.
Films include: Blue Passage (Luca Roccini), Digital Therapy (Cian McKenna), The Long Way Home (Andy Rea), Anteater (Andrew McAvinchey), The Lonely Beast (Chris Judge & Cliona O’Flaherty), Fluffy McCloud (Conor Finnegan), Lady On The Rock (Jessie Ward), Gunns (Michael Kelly), Doyle (Al Early), I’m Fine Thanks (Eamonn O’Neil), Billy in the Bowl (Andrew Keogh) and Internet Story (Adam Butcher).
Film Offaly presents a selection of shorts from the area: Toy Soldiers (Mike Hayes), The End of the Reel (Ailish Bracken), Noreen (Domhnall Gleeson), The Moment (Paddy Slattery), As the Light Leaks In (Shirley Weir) and Bogman (Garret Daly).
In the dark they live. From a studio near the sea, New Jackson make nocturnal house jams with a ghostly disco tint, created with care and respect for dancing and listening. With one release down, ‘The Night Mail’, New Jackson is preparing their second EP, which will land in September-ish. Shoot out the lights. www.newjackson.com