If you have not seen it yet, ‘I am Belfast’ is a visually wonderful and unique film. Mark Cousins’ tribute to his home city is both a treat for the eyes and thought-provoking.
The basic concept is to imagine Belfast as a 10,000 year old woman. We follow her as she travels through Belfast and reflects on the history of the locations she visits. What I liked about the film was that it made you see Belfast in a whole different light. Locations I am familiar with took on a new life when viewed through the outside eyes of Cinematographer Christopher Doyle. It does sound a bit arty, but really the film is very accessible and enjoyable. For more details of the film Alan has a good write up on his blog…
The film is being screened this Thursday as part of the 4 Corners Festival. The film’s producer, Lisa Barros D’Sa, will do a Q+A after the screening. The location is the very appropriate First Presbyterian Church on Rosemary Street. This is one of Belfast’s oldest churches with the Congregation founded in 1644, and the present building being completed in 1783.
Disclaimer: I helped organise this event.
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