RTE will be filming for a documentary about the history of Irish cinema-going called ” See You at the Pictures” at the Book Centre, Waterford between 10 am and 1pm on Thursday 8th November. Anyone who wishes to take part with their stories or anecdotes on this subject is welcome to call in at this time. Or you could call in just to watch magic being made!
See You at the Pictures! is about movie-
going in Ireland, throughout the decades. Exploiting a treasure chest of hitherto undocumented or privately documented stories and adventures that have been stored inside heads or scribbled in yellowing notebooks and diaries across the country, the film proposes to examine specific periods of Irish history as related, through the prism of cinema, by ordinary and less ordinary people who lived and are living through them. Their testimony guides us through the years, providing insight, historical knowledge, funny anecdotes, local colour, and other comic or perhaps even tragic stories. Out of this will emerge a truly nationally-shared experience of cinema-going as important to our common heritage as any of the other components of our culture.
See You at the Pictures! is a documentary that is currently being developed with RTE and will be ready late 2012.