IFI to host special tribute screening of It’s Not Yet Dark

Posted December 1, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
It's Not Yet Dark
It's Not Yet Dark

The Irish Film Institute will host a special screening of It’s Not Yet Dark in tribute to filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice who recently lost his battle against Motor Neurone Disease (MND).  The screening will take place on Monday 4th December and will be attended by director Frankie Fenton.

Narrated by Colin Farrell, It’s Not Yet Dark is the life-affirming and incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice.  Despite a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease, Simon directed an award-winning feature film My Name is Emily solely through the use of his eyes. The documentary is a celebration of Simon’s love of film, of creating art and of telling beautiful human stories no matter the obstacle.

It’s Not Yet Dark had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year where it was nominated for the World Cinema Documentary Award and has since screened at festivals across the globe including the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Sydney International Film Festival and the Galway Film Fleadh, where it won the awards for Best Irish Feature Documentary and Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature (Kate McCullough).

The film was produced by Kathryn Kennedy and Lesley McKimm for Kennedy Films and Newgrange Films with funding from the Irish Film Board and Wellcome Trust.

Tickets for the screening can be purchased from the IFI website http://ifi.ie/its-not-yet-dark-ifi-tribute/