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Cancelled – Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody
March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This bilingual film is a visual evaluation of the link between Galway-based artists and their environment.
Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody also parses some of the diverse cultural influences that have shaped Galway itself and moulded its artistic culture over time. Long a crossroads of sea, of land, of thought and story, Galway has always been receptive to new influences; the city bears the print of so many civilisations and cultures and the film examines the influence of Galway on seven artists from varied fields.These artists explore Galway as a nucleus for artistic endeavour and explore if it is really a capital of culture?
Featured artists include writer Mike McCormack, poet Rita Ann Higgins, Singer Róisín Seoighe, Macnas director Noeline Kavanagh, visual artist Padraic Reaney, musician Máirtín O’Connor and comedian Tommy Tiernan. These artists combine to give a refreshing, inspiring and often candid insight into the life of the artist in Galway.
Whilst admission is free, we hope people will make a contribution towards our Renovation Fund.
Winner- Best Documentary Award at the Irish Film Festival London 2019
“Cumar: A Galway Rhapsody is a timely, engaging and at times provocative reflection on Galway (city and county) as a distinctive place from the perspective of some of the city and county’s leading creative figures.” Seán Crosson, Film Ireland.
“Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody is another beautiful example of art that is thriving in one of our last magical cities.” Dave Higgins, Scannáin.
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