'treasures from the Irish Film Archive 1948-1970'

Mon 18th October: Seoda

We've a bit of a special Filum this Monday 18th October with Seoda (Treasures):

'Seoda is a new collection of short Irish films selected from the thousands preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.  It offers a fascinating kaleidoscope of ordinary and extraordinary movements in Irish life from the 1940's to the 1970's.'

Among the highlights we'll be watching are:

  • Our Country - 'confronts the harsh realities of lide in Ireland at the time' (1948)
  • For Love and Money - cautionary comedy about 'young office workers whose engagement is doomed unless they create some financial security. He daydreams about wildly heroic ways to secure his fortune before doing the decent thing and sorting out his Post Office Savings account.' (1961)
  • The Irish Village - a document of life in the village of Crookhaven, West Cork in 1959' 
  • Once Upon a Tram - a tribute to the tram on the Hill of Howth as it made its last journeys in 1959.
  • Flea Ceoil - 'a finely observed record of a music festival held in the town of Kurlish in County Clare in 1967.'

In addition to this fine old film and the usual free tea and cake, we're also hoping to enjoy a short presentation about film archives closer to home from Lucie Kerley of the MACE Full Circle Project, which looks to '

realise the potential of films and videos currently tucked away in attics and sheds, cupboards and garages in your community.' (

Please join us at 8pm in The Spotted, Warwick Street this Mon 18th October.

Many thanks, Nicky.

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