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Friday Film at Rebel Reads
September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Rocky Road to Dublin (1968)
‘The Rocky Road to Dublin’ was feted at Cannes and adopted by the revolutionaries of 1968. But in Ireland, cinemas refused to screen it.
Rocky Road to Dublin, completed in 1968, is a documentary film by Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and French cinematographer Raoul Coutard, examining the state of the Republic of Ireland, posing the question, “what do you do with your revolution once you’ve got it?” It argues that Ireland was dominated by cultural isolationism, Gaelic and clerical traditionalism at the time of its making.
An interview with Peter Lennon about the film – ‘Portrait of a brainwashed society’ – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2004/oct/11/1
Thanks everyone for the film suggestions made and please feel free to keep suggesting political films or anything else you’d like to see at a future film night.
Open from 19:30
Film starts at 8pm