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GEORGE MORRISON: MISE ÈIRE

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Tuesday 23rd October at 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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George Morrison’s film Mise Éire (‘My Ireland’) has held an iconic status in Irish cultural history since its release in 1960. Mise Éire was actually the first Irish feature-length film that utilised an orchestral soundtrack, but its renown also rests on its director’s then relatively novel technique of recounting historical events entirely through existing archive material.

Morrison adroitly draws all the strands together through some remarkable footage, placing especial emphasis on the abortive Easter Rising of 1916 and populating his composite with numerous archive shots of key players such as Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly, Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins

Free event but booking in advance advised.

For more info and to book your ticket please click here or call Box Office on 051 855 038.

Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’ Connell Street, Waterford.

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