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Song of Granite with director Pat Collins

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NYU's Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center

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Song of Granite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Pat Collins.

Pat Collins has directed over 25 films. His first film ‘Michael Hartnett, Necklace of Wrens’ won the Jury Award at the Celtic Film Festival in 2000. Since then he has directed ‘Talking to the Dead’ which centred on the Irish funeral tradition. This was followed by ‘Oiléan Thoraí’, which won the Best Irish Documentary Award in 2003. The French company MK2 picked up ‘Abbas Kiarostami – The Art of Living’ for international distribution in 2004.

He has directed documentaries on the Irish writer Frank O’ Connor, the poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and the Connemara based writer and cartographer Tim Robinson. His film John McGahern: A Private World won ‘Best Irish Documentary’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2005. The feature documentary Gabriel Byrne: Stories from Home was completed in 2009 and the film essay What We Leave in Our Wake in 2011. He completed his first feature film Silence in 2012 and it was released in the UK by New Wave Films.

Director: Pat Collins

Producer(s): Alan Maher, Jessie Fisk, Martin Paul-Hus


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