february, 2020

29feb2:00 pmCumar: A Galway RhapsodyAlso Screening: Vivaldi was a Redhead


Cumar A Galway Rhapsody


Sat, Feb 29, 2020 02:00PM

The Wilmette Theatre

Event Details

Six locally based artists from different disciplines reflect on the confluences which have shaped Galway and Connemara’s unique cultural fabric and what makes Galway such a draw for those with artistic sensibilities and talent. A work of art in itself, the film flows between the visual and aural beauty of Galway, with English and Irish commentary from the artists as they talk about what inspires and challenges them in this complex place chosen as the 2020 European City of Culture. Whether it’s geography or history or something more ethereal, this place on the edge of the Atlantic, where rivers and sea collide, has long inspired writers, musicians, visual artists, actors, theatre makers, singers and comedians. Director, Aodh Ó Coileáin has made a love song to Galway that does not shy away from how painful love can be at times. View Cumar: A Galway Rhapsody Trailer.

2019 | 72 mins

Director: Aodh Ó Coileáin

Producer: Paddy Hayes

Music: Jake Morgan

Cast: Tommy Tiernan, Mike McCormack, Rita Ann Higgins, Róisín Seoighe, Noeline Kavanagh, Pádraic Reaney, Máirtín O’Connor

Thank you to producer Paddy Hayes and the Irish Film Institute for this festival screening.

A love letter to a rare place that offers sanctuary to creative people, a city full of promise and steeped in mysticism. —Scannain

Engaging and at times provocative reflection on Galway, city and county, as a distinctive place. —Film Ireland

Also Screening

Vivaldi was a Redhead

2019 | John Corcoran |1 min

Did the legend live on…?