Song of Granite Opens This Friday With Three Special Q&A Screenings in Dublin and Galway

Posted December 6, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Song of Granite
Song of Granite

The stunningly beautiful SONG OF GRANITE from acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence) opens in Irish cinemas this Friday 8th December and to celebrate there are three special Q&A screenings taking place in the IFI, Light House Cinema and The Eye Cinema over the opening weekend.

The biopic which is Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language Oscar 2018 charts the rise of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, and how the songs of his west of Ireland childhood helped shape his complex character.

The director Pat Collins will take part in post screening Q&A’s in the IFI, Dublin this Friday 8th and the Eye Cinema, Galway on Sunday 10th and will be joined by singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill for an evening of music and discussion in the Light House Cinema on Saturday 9th.

Co-written by Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, and Sharon Whooley, the film had its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and was awarded the Best Cinematography prize (Richard Kendrick) at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó’Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Micheál O’Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, SONG OF GRANITE is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvellous exploration of music and song.

The film was produced by Alan Maher and Jessie Fisk of Marcie Films with Martin Paul-Hus of Amerique Film and was supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, BAI, TG4 and with the financial participation of Société de Développement Des Entreprises Culturelles – Québec, Telefilm Canada.

Q&A Screenings

Friday 8th December, Irish Film Institute at 6.30pm. Book Tickets.

Saturday 9th December, Light House Cinema at 5.30pm. Book Tickets.

Sunday 10th December, The Eye Cinema, Galway at 7.05pm. Book Tickets.