Filum Night – Documentary Night
When: Monday 28th May, 19:30 onwards
Where: The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth
The next Filum Night on Monday 28th May will be more of a Documentary Night… Featuring two Irish-themed docs:
Ireland in all her sins and graces
First up is a highly recommended documentary from 1992, written, narrated by and featuring J. P. Donleavy. Produced and directed by Katherine R.R. Carpenter for the Discovery Channel and RTÉ. Running time: 50 minutes.
Winner of the Worldfest Houston Gold Award 1992 and a Cine Golden Eagle award in 1993, J.P. Donleavy’s Ireland features the author reading passages from his book of the same title as well as from A Singular Country and The History of The Ginger Man while taking the viewer on a personal tour of “…the land that long knows how to tolerate suffering.” A lot on Ireland and on the author. One highlight is a peek into Donleavy’s study at Levington Park where he demonstrates how he revises his manuscripts – a manner quite unique.
Famine to Freedom
The second documentary is from the Discovery Channel’s “Moments in Time Series”. Running time: 50 minutes.
During Ireland’s potato famine in the 19th century, over a million people died of starvation and disease. Another 1.5 million emigrated to other countries. An excavation of one village reveals the lives of Irish farmers during these tragic times.
As per, tea and cream buns will be served free of charge. Enjoy!