Ocularis at Galapagos Art Space
Rocky Road to Dublin
Peter Lennon, 1967, 69 minutes
"Magnificent! One of the most beautiful documentaries the cinema has given us." - Cahiers du Cinéma
?One of the few independent documentaries made in Ireland in the 1960s, Lennon?s film takes a revealing snapshot of his country post-revolution and finds a society straining under the pressure of social and religious traditions. After one screening in Dublin in 1968, Rocky Road? was suppressed for three decades and never released in Irish cinemas or shown on Irish television. Its international fame was sealed when it became the final film to be shown at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, before Godard, Truffaut and co. shut the event down. More than just a fascinating time-capsule piece, this exceptional, rarely-seen documentary still remains resonant today.? ? ICA, London
Presented in association with the Irish Arts Center.
Ticket Price - $6
Added by thomasbeard on March 31, 2006