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Shem The Penman Sings Again


New Irish Film Board Feature to Screen at the IFI. January 13th, 2016

January 13th marks the 75th anniversary of the passing of iconic Irish writer James Joyce. To mark the occasion, the Irish Film Institute will be hosting a special screening of director Pádraig Trehy’s début feature film, Shem The Penman Sings Again. There will be an introduction by Trehy before the screening, followed by a Q&A with the director afterwards.

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‘Shem The Penman Sings Again’


Scheduled for October 2014

Shem The Penman Sings Again is a new experimental feature film, funded through the Irish Film Board’s micro-budget scheme, and it provides a way into James Joyce’s creative imagination and the conception of Finnegans Wake. The film stars, amongst others, Hugh O’Conor as James Joyce and Louis Lovett as the great tenor John McCormack.

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