Irish director Bob Gallagher is among the creatives who will premiere new work this weekend at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, Donegal.
The RCC commissioned Leagues O’Toole of Foggy Notions to curate the project which is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, bringing filmmakers and musicians together for collaborations.
As part of the Dream Baby Dream project which will see Lemoncello and Rachael Lavelle performing live on Friday March 3rd, and Katie Kim and Elaine Howley performing live on Saturday March 4th, three short films will also premiere under the banner at 3pm on Saturday.
Lemoncello’s Laura Quirke has made a short film called Devotion, with original music by the band.
Through candid recordings of dialogue between a mother and her children, ‘Devotion’ raises questions of the sacrifices we make to find joy and purpose in life. These intimate conversations are woven into dreamlike sequences of a young woman living two alternate lives; pondering the choice of motherhood, the creative pursuit and the ultimate questions of how, why and to whom we choose to devote our time.
Filmmaker Bob Gallagher has made a short experimental documentary, that serves as a companion piece to Katie Kim’s recent album of the same title, Hour of the Ox’.
The film takes an abstract look at the creative process behind the album, focusing in particular on Kim and Gallagher’s mutual appreciation of cattle. Beautifully shot on 16mm, the documentary combines an array of bovine footage with interviews recorded with Katie, an ox farmer and a butcher, exploring the question ‘Why do we do what we do?’ raised in the album’s lyrics.
Letterkenny film-maker and photographer Charlie Joe Doherty, has worked with The Murder Capital and also will be premiering This Year’s Lull this weekend.
This years lull follows a young man, BAMBI, on the course of a Sunday in his rural costal existence in Donegal, Ireland. The opening sequence is an ebb and flow of spoken word and imagery, incapsulating the mourning of time and the loss of those around us in the sprawl of adolescent fading.
Dream Baby Dream takes place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. For more information visit regionalculturalcentre.com
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