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Film: James Joyce – Reluctant Groom

Loopline Film, in association with the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith, presents the online premiere of the extraordinary story of how after living together for almost three decades James Joyce married Nora Barnacle in London on 4 July 1931. The poet Niall McDevitt takes us on a London-based Bloomsday walk stopping at the houses of people who were closely connected with Joyce and his career. One of them, Wyndham Lewis, coined the phrase ‘the Men of 1914’ to describe himself, Joyce, T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.

A highlight of the film is when Niall takes us to the house where James and Nora lived for the best part of a year on Campden Grove. This thirty minute poetic documentary is a rollercoaster ride through the lives of some of the giants of twentieth century literature.

Directed by Sé Merry Doyle
Produced by Rosalind Scanlon

Niall McDevitt outside James Joyce and Nora Barnacle’s home 28 Camden Grove, Kensington.