The 2011 festival was held in early March. Despite the freezing cold weather we we delighted to have sold out screenings and some really special events.
Kevin Brownlow was in attendance and he selected a number of wonderful film for our audience that included La Roue (1922) which runs for a challenging 273 minutes and Seventh Heaven a charming love story that would warm the coldest of hearts. Our director in 2011 was Daniel Fitzpatrick and he presented a programme of early avant garde masterpeices which were made even more beautiful by the musical accompaniment of Stephen Horne.
In collaboration with the IFI we showed a series of Lost Children’s Films from the archive which included a film called Seamus (1959) that we have had many inquires about since.
Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray were good enough to allow us to show A 19th Century Magic Lantern Spectacular in their wonderful venue. This was an example of the very earliest form of cinematic storytelling and an event that none who were in attendance will forget.