Screen Wexford and Wexford Film Society present the Documentary film North Circular
Date: 18th April 2023
Time: Doors at 19:30
Location: Wexford Arts Centre
Tickets on sale here
Screen Wexford and The Picture House – Wexford Film Society are excited to present the Documentary film North Circular – A musical trip through inner city Dublin and a Q&A with its Director Luke McManus.
North Circular is a multiple award-winning documentary musical travelling the length of Dublin’s fabled North Circular Road, where local characters share their powerful and emotive stories, accompanied by traditional ballads and folk music that help to tell these stories. North Circular conjures the ghosts of the past while engaging with the conflicts and celebrations of today, with a little bit of Dublin humour thrown in.
North Circular is a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road, from the Phoenix Park to Dublin Port, exploring the history, music and streetscapes of a street that links some of the country’s most beloved and infamous
Told in black and white 4:3 Academy ratio, the film evokes many narratives from the history of the city and nation, from colonialism, to mental health, to the struggle for women’s liberation while also engaging with urgent issues of today, including the battle to save the legendary Cobblestone Pub, centre of Dublin’s recent folk revival, from destruction at the hands of cynical property developers. The film also includes musical performances from artists local to the North Circular, including John Francis Flynn, Séan Ó Túama, Eoghan O’Ceannabháin, Ian Lynch & Gemma Dunleavy.
After the film we will be joined by Director Luke McManus for a Q&A. Luke McManus is an Irish director and producer. He has directed numerous award-winning documentary and drama projects for NBC, Netflix, RTE, TG4, Virgin Media TV, TV3, Al Jazeera, the Irish Film Board and Channel 4, winning four IFTAs, one Celtic Media Award and the Radharc Award in the process. Directing credits include North Circular, Jump Girls, I Am Immigrant, Crainn na hEireann, Jump Boys, Arkle, Making a Museum, Dermot Bannon & The Big Build
and Féile Dreams.