access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Sherlock Jr. is the choice of Droichead Arts Centre
Buster undertakes a course of study in Sherlock Jr.
When Droichead Arts Centre, asked the film loving people of Drogheda, for suggestions on what they’d like to see on the big screen on April 24, they were overwhelmed with ideas. Reaching a decision was very difficult but finally Margaret Williams emerged the winner with her proposal of Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton’s classic silent movie.
Given the success of this ‘wild card’ notion, Droichead are sure to incorporate it into their ongoing programme of arthouse and world cinema.
Sherlock Jr. directed by and starring the deadpan Buster Keaton has already successfully toured many of access>CINEMA’s network earlier this year.
Sherlock Jr. is not just an incredible technical achievement but a meditation on the nature of cinema reality. Here Keaton plays a cinema projectionist, framed for theft by a jealous rival for his girl’s hand, who daydreams himself into life as a daring detective.
In an unforgettable sequence, Buster (actually fallen asleep beside the projector) forces his way onto the screen and into the movie he is projecting, only to find himself beset by perils and predicaments as the action around him changes in rapid montage.
The live musical accompaniment will be provided by Galway based musician and actor Morgan Cooke. He works as composer in residence and performer with Branar Drámaíochta, who develop puppet theatre for children. He has also worked with Rough Magic, Blue Teapot, Taibhdhearc Na Gaillimhe, Bob Quinn, Mary Coughlan, Monkfish Theatre and Galway’s dancer in residence, Ríonnach Ní Neill. Morgan has been performing live, improvised soundtracks to silent movies since 2009, starting with Metropolis.