FILM | Ireland on screen – ‘Patrick Kavanagh, No Man’s Fool’

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29th April




A Celebration Of The Films of One of Irelands Leading Documentary Film-Makers, Sé Merry Doyle.

Sé Merry Doyle has directed some of the most successful documentaries films to come out of Ireland. His gems include ‘Alive Alive O – A Requiem To Dublin’, which that charts the demise of Dublin’s street traders and the erosion of it’s inner city communities. The internationally acclaimed ‘John Ford – Dreaming the Quiet Man’ featuring Martin Scorsese, Maureen O’Hara and Gabriel Byrne, it gives a powerful insight into John Ford’s twenty year obsession to make his most personal movie. ‘Patrick Kavanagh, No Man’s Fool’, is a most moving and powerful tribute to Irelands great poet. Sé Merry Doyle established his company Loopline Films in 1982 with the mission to create films that have creative storytelling at their core and that will stand the test of time! In 2017 this proved to be the case, as in recognition of the cultural importance of his films, The Irish Film Archive decided to archive and restore his vast catalogue.

Sunday April 29th at 3pm

‘Patrick Kavanagh, No Man’s Fool’

Sé Merry Doyle’s feature length documentary ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ won the BIFF Award for best documentary at the Boston Irish Film Festival. The film is a rich visual journey, exposing the contradiction that existed between Patrick Kavanagh’s public persona and his poetry. The main locations of the film are Kavanagh’s native Inniskeen, in County Monaghan, and Dublin, where he spent most of his life. Against all the odds he survived great poverty and ill health, to deliver a canon of of the most powerful and evocative poetry ever to come out of Ireland. This screening at The Irish Cultural Centre marks the Centenary of Kavanagh’s death. Contributors to the film include TP McKenna, John Montague, Leland Bardwell, Macdara Woods and Dermot Healy. There is also an appearance by Kavanagh’s one time girlfriend Deirdre Manifold. Kavanaghs poetry is read by Gerard McSorley, The film is narrated by Stephen Walsh and the music was composed by Ger Kiely.

You can watch the trailer here.

The Film Director Sé Merry Doyle will do a Q&A following this screening


STARTS | 3.00pm

VENUE | The Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT


29th April
12:00 am
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The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom