Irish Cinema on the Menu at This Years Electric Picnic

Posted August 22, 2013 by Suzanne Murray in News

Wildcard Distribution are very excited to be running a special evening of Irish cinema in the MindField at Electric Picnic next weekend where there will be a line up of Irish feature film, documentaries and shorts on Friday 30th August.

Electric Picnic is celebrating its 10th anniversary and to mark the occasion there will be a screening of Nick Ryan’s Electric Picnic:  A Documentary. The doc was filmed by a small camera crew who recorded the events of Electric Picnic 2005. Narrated by musician Nick Seymour and economist David McWilliams, it includes footage from Kraftwerk’s first recorded live performance for 12 years along with interviews with that year’s performing bands, comedians and festival-goers.

Audiences will also get a chance to see Good Vibrations, Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s heart-warming and uplifting story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks and giving alternative music a chance to flourish 1970s Belfast.  Terri himself will be at the Picnic and will be performing a rare DJ set.

Paul Duane’s acclaimed documentary Barbaric Genius will also screen on the evening.  The film tells the story of John Healy and his journey from street mugger and wino to chess champion and award-winning author of the best selling ‘The Grass Arena’, and how a single act of violence brought him crashing down again.  John Healy will be reading extracts from his upcoming works and taking part in a Q&A with Sinead Gleeson on Saturday at 5pm in the Literary tent.

A selection of short films funded by the Irish Film Board will finish off the screenings.

The line up

17.00 Electric Picnic: A Documentary
19.00 Barbaric Genius
21.00 Good Vibrations
23.00 IFB Short Films

Check this out to give a flavour of what to expect at Electric Picnic 2013 (produced by