Rocky Road To Dublin / Black Panthers – Film screenings

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Date(s) - Tuesday 04/09/2018 - Wednesday 05/09/2018
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Rocky Road To Dublin (12A)
Ireland 1968 70 mins
Dir: Peter Lennon

A scathing attack on the Irish establishment, Irish born journalist Peter Lennon’s documentary examines the contemporary state of the Republic of Ireland, posing the question “what do you do with your revolution once you’ve got it?”. Shown across the world but shunned in Ireland, the film was been absent from screens and television until the early 2000s when it was reappraised. The film was scheduled to be the closing film for the infamously cancelled 1968 Cannes Film Festival.

Screening alongside the short film:

Black Panthers (15)
France 1968 28 mins
Dir: Agnes Varda

Varda filmed this vivid 16mm snapshot of the Black Panther Party in Oakland during the height of the protests over the incarceration of Huey P Newton.

Screening times:
Tuesday 4 September at 6:30pm
Wednesday 5 September at 8:55pm

These screenings are part of the Uprising: Spirit Of 68 – Yes We Cannes! season.

1968 somehow managed to cram in a decade’s worth of news into one year, from the Prague spring to the Paris riots, from the Tet Offensive to the killings of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. The UK saw student protests flare up on campuses across the country and rising tension in the wake of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, while in June a machinist strike at Dagenham’s Ford plant heralded a burgeoning women’s movement an paved the way for the Equal Pay Act.

We are looking at range of films that explore cinema and the legacy of 1968, as well as screening two selections from the infamously cancelled Cannes 1968 selection.


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