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Belly Flop

Belly Flop - animated short film from Triggerfish Animation Studios on Vimeo.

Persistence pays off when an unashamed young girl learning to dive is unperturbed by a talented diver who steals the spotlight.

 

For some resources and activities to go along with this short click HERE.....Enjoy

We would like to say a big thank you to Mike Tate & Alice Black at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival, and also to Lindsey Law, the creator of the resource activities.

The Statues of Emo Court by Pat Boran

altThe Statues of Emo Court

Dunamaise Arts Centre is proud to present The Statues of Emo Court, a poem and short film by renowned poet Pat Boran. The film; which is a mindful reflection on the statues surrounding the beautiful grounds of Emo Court in County Laois; was commissioned by Dunamaise and funded by the Arts Council, and is now available to view on Pat Boran’s Youtube channel or click here.


Pat Boran, an award-winning Poet and member of Aosdána- the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, who was born in Portlaoise, has held a number of esteemed positions within the world of literature and broadcasting and has published seven full-length collections of poetry. As Director of Dedalus Press for the past decade, he has edited a large number of poetry publications: more than a hundred books by fellow poets and close to a dozen significant anthologies of Irish writing, including the most recent in 2020 The Word Ark: A Pocket Book of Animal Poems, illustrated by Gaetano Tranchino, edited and prepared for press during lockdown.


Recently, Pat has been increasingly drawn to the possibilities presented by matching graphic forms with text, not only producing an ongoing series of PoemCards, but more recently exploring short poem-films. The Statues of Emo Court is another link in Pat’s exploration of poem-films and is the first of a series of films to be commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre.
“With lockdown and travel restrictions, we’ve all been seeing our local environments with fresh eyes, not just for what’s there in terms of amenities but for how they shape and make us what and who we are. We’re not all lucky enough to live close to a place as special as Emo Court (and indeed I now live about 60 km away and am currently prevented from visiting), but the alert eye can find meaning and consolation in the most unlikely of places”. That’s very much been the purpose of my recent work in making short poetry films, an activity I took up as a way to learn and do something new in these strange times”, Commented Pat.


“I’ve been visiting Emo Court since I can remember and have always been drawn to its statues, watching over us, as it seems, while we go about our business. In times of fear and worry (and most of us have never known anything of this level before) one looks for a way to slow down the beating of the heart and the racing of the mind in order to cope, and the statues seem to offer an example in that respect, having survived wars, hardships of all kinds, virtual abandonment etc over the years. The poem is, in a way, a tribute to Emo Court, but its real subject is heritage in general, the purpose, meaning and value of artistic endeavour and its very real contribution to our lives”, he added.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful meditation about The Statues of Emo Court.

Joan of Arc

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Joan of Arc

 Written and directed by Bruno Dumont

  

Running Time: 138 minutes

 

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In 1429, the Hundred Years’ War between France and England had already been going 90 odd years. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan is a leader of the army of the King of France and lifts the siege of Orléans, enabling the dauphin to be formally crowned as Charles VII.

After she is captured, she is sent for trial on charges of heresy, to be judged by pro- Burgundian and pro-English clerics. Refusing to accept the accusations, Joan stays obdurate.

  

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Perfect 10

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Perfect 10

 

Written and directed by Eva Riley

 

 

Running Time: 83 minutes

 

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14-year-old Leigh (impressive newcomer Frankie Box) lives with her neglectful father on the outskirts of Brighton. She’s a talented gymnast, training hard for her first competition despite her lack of confidence, some bitchy fellow gymnasts and little money to pay for her fees. When an older half-brother appears at her house one night, Leigh’s lonely existence is altered. Mistrust gradually transforms into exciting new feelings as Leigh receives the attention she craves. But she is also exposed to the thrill and danger of moped crime. Debut director Eva Riley delivers an assured and spirited coming-of-age story that explores with heartfelt sensitivity a sibling relationship. A keen visual style and lively soundtrack complete this portrait of willful yet sensitive teenage-hood.

 

 

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    WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!

•             Your support now, will help both Dunamaise Arts Centre AND the Independent Film industry to survive.

•             You receive access to new films, even earlier than if cinemas were open.

•             You receive access to a selection of specially selected, highly acclaimed or award-winning films.

•             You are part of a unique group of people who share a common goal - supporting and enjoying an art form that brings so much joy to all!

We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this and we hope you can help us out and at the same time enjoy some riveting films that we believe will enthral!

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

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