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IFI Irish Focus: Trish McAdam
IFI, Tuesday 7th May - Saturday 25th May 2019
IFI Irish Focus: Trish McAdam – Since production of her early shorts in the 1980's, Trish McAdam has created a vibrant and varied body of work, embracing a range of forms and subjects and retaining a distinct, independent voice.
McAdam became interested in filmmaking after working in New York with photographer Nan Goldin and Super 8 filmmaker Vivienne Dick. A co-founder of the Ha'penny Film Club, her early 16mm shorts Berlin and The Big Time were formally experimental and influenced by fine art practices. Snakes and Ladders (1997), her debut feature, was one of the first Irish films directed by a woman about contemporary women's lives, and she continued to position women squarely on screen with her ground-breaking documentary series Hoodwinked: Irish Women Since the 1920s.
McAdam has noted that her inspiration is as much from art, literature and music as it is from film. This is in evidence in her documentary investigations of artists Leo O'Kelly and Dónal O'Kelly, and in a series of short films about Chinese political poet and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. Her most recent works Strangers to Kindness, Whistleblower and Confinement, are further testament to an endlessly curious, ongoing search for new and engaging modes of story-telling.
Irish Focus: Trish McAdam in Conversation – Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 6.30pm.
Irish Focus: Trish McAdam – What am I Doing Here?/Berlin – Thursday May 9th, 2019 at 6.30pm.
Irish Focus: Trish McAdam – Hoodwinked – Saturday May 11th, 2019 at 1.30pm.
Irish Focus: Trish McAdam – Flirting With the Light/The Drip – Tuesday May 21st, 2019 at 6.30pm.
Irish Focus: Trish McAdam – Snakes and Ladders – Saturday May 25th, 2019 at 2.00pm.
- Tuesday 7th May - Saturday 25th May 2019
- €9.80 | €11.40
- Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland