Credits

Sean MacReamoinn
George Morrison

George Morrison : Mise Éire

Oct 23rd
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Free event but booking in advance advised
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Garter Lane Theatre


George Morrison’s film Mise Éire (‘My Ireland’) has held an iconic status in Irish cultural history since its release in 1960. Mise Éire was actually the first Irish feature-length film that utilised an orchestral soundtrack, but its renown also rests on its director’s then relatively novel technique of recounting historical events entirely through existing archive material. Morrison adroitly draws all the strands together through some remarkable footage, placing especial emphasis on the abortive Easter Rising of 1916 and populating his composite with numerous archive shots of key players such as Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly, Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins.

 

 

 

 

 

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