Jan 30, 2010

Irish Orphan Films II: Lost, Overlooked & Forgotten Cinema

From Sunniva O'Flynn, Curator at the Irish Film Institute, comes this follow-on to yesterday's notes about the "Orphanage" at the Dublin International Film Festival. Two weeks after the DIFF ends, Ireland hosts another event that's an even closer cousin to the Orphan Film Symposium.  

After two years as a silent film festival, this event is expanding to become the Killruddery Film Festival Celebrating, Lost, Overlooked & Forgotten Cinema. Sunniva O'Flynn (I believe that might be an Irish name, eh) says the screenings take place in a beautiful old estate house (or on the beautiful lawn these photo below shows) where Lord and Lady Meath preside (and still reside).  

Every cineaste's hero, Kevin Brownlow, will select and present some of the silent films. In the other strand of programming, the Killruddery site reports that a "small number of very special guests" will "select and introduce a favourite film" that never reached "the audience it deserved." Also on the programme:  illustrated lectures, a reading room/library, a café, and a bar (imagine!)