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Experimental Film Society: STONE BOAT EXHAUSTED

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Open Night Cinema’s
STONE BOAT EXHAUSTED
from John Moriarty’s Dreamtime

Sunday February 14th, 4PM
Tickets available at the door: €7
Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Experimental Film Society, in partnership with Filmbase, Dublin, is proud to present the premiere of Open Night Cinema’s STONE BOAT EXHAUSTED, an explosive filmed record of their final project of 2015. This feature film documents an entirely improvised cinematic experience by members and friends of Open Night Cinema (ONC).

“Essentially, to talk about dimensions of Ireland is to talk about modes and moods of seeing. Seek for Fódhla not on horseback riding northwards, nor in a boat sailing westwards. Seek her in seeing.” – John Moriarty

A totemic walkabout through a single cycle of John Moriarty’s Dreamtime, STONE BOAT EXHAUSTED is a waking nightmare spawned from the id of Dublin City’s decaying industrial zones. The textures and patterns, light and shadows and the very material of sound and image construct an experience that re-realises our cultural past, present and future in one metamorphic breath.

STONE BOAT EXHAUSTED incorporates the use of analogue film projection, live improvised soundscapes and intense vocal and physical performances. It is the result of six months of ongoing collaborative performances. Devised and produced by Michael Higgins and Cillian Roche in collaboration with members and friends of ONC, Guerilla Aerial and Unbend Legout, and with kind permission from Lilliput Press.

Born in June 2015 Open Night Cinema is a non-profit ‘pop-up’ film studio that lives, breathes and sleeps throughout the industrial landscapes of Dublin City, Ireland. ONC primarily feeds on cinematic events designed with characteristics of cinema and theatre. These events are intended to rupture and transform the space outside the projected frame breathing life into the cinematic experience.

opennightcinema.com

Experimental Film Society is an independent, not-for-profit entity specializing in avant-garde, independent and no/low budget filmmaking. It was founded in 2000 by Rouzbeh Rashidi. It unites works by a group of filmmakers scattered across the globe, whose films are distinguished by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema.

Filmbase was founded in 1986 as a members led organization. It has supported thousands of Irish filmmakers over the years through its range of services including quality training at affordable rates, access to film funding award schemes, equipment hire and the publication of www.FilmIreland.net, Ireland’s first stop online for all the latest Irish film news, reviews, interviews and exclusives.

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