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Irish Film Institute to Screen Films from Dublin Port's Perspectives port | river | city Project

21st September 2017
'Keepers of the Port' filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney is the second of two films at the IFI Temple Bar, Dublin this Saturday, 23 September. Above: Close up of the machinery used to load and unload containers at a ship docked in the port's MTL Terminal, Ringsend. 'Keepers of the Port' filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney is the second of two films at the IFI Temple Bar, Dublin this Saturday, 23 September. Above: Close up of the machinery used to load and unload containers at a ship docked in the port's MTL Terminal, Ringsend. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#films - This Saturday, 23 September, the Irish Film Institute Temple Bar in association with Aemi Productions are to screen two films as part of Dublin Port's perspectives series port | river | city project.

TIME AND TIDE: Tribute to Peter Hutton

To find out more on times and booking click here

Peter Hutton, a major figure of American experimental cinema died in June of last year, he was greatly influenced by his time working in the merchant marine.

In the beginning of this tribute screening with Lodz Symphony, Hutton creates a melancholy world that evokes a 19th century industrial atmosphere populated with the ghosts of Poland’s past. This is followed by 'Time and Tide', a complex study of the relationship between man and sea, nature and industry.

Archive material is combined with footage shot by Hutton on board various vessels moving slowly through rivers and ports.

It concludes with a 1970's portrait of New York, which was shot in the high contrast monochrome that defined his early career.

KEEPERS OF THE PORT: by Moira Sweeny

This documentary film which is premiering at the IFC is F-Rated. To out more on times and booking click here.

Filmmaker and director, Moira Sweeney narrates her reflections on the evolving picture of a the vibrant and transforming port life.

In this lyrical portrait of working life filmed on Dublin’s docks, pride emerges within stories surrounded with memories of the custodians of the port.

Throughout the film are recurring themes that focus on the nostalgia for lost communal tradition and solidarity. In addition to the precarity of seafarers’ lives and the complexity of a global digitalised structure which controls ship movement into and out of ports.

Both screenings are a project between aemi and Cliona Harmey funded by Dublin Port Company through Port Perspectives.

A discounted ticket to attend both screenings is available for members (€14) and non-members (€15.50) in person or over the phone from the IFI Box Office contact 01 679 3477

For further information on these Aemi Productions screenings visit the IFC website here.

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