Civic Life tour
The CIVIC LIFE tour is a compendium of selected CIVIC LIFE films - including the award winning films, WHO KILLED BROWN OWL and JOY - offering an intriguing insight into the distinctive and compelling body of work that has informed the making of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor's critically acclaimed debut feature HELEN.
Since 2003 Molloy and Lawlor have been working on a unique and richly
cinematic series of films made in negotiation with local residents and
community groups. Foregrounding the relationship these communities have
to the environments in which they live and work, the CIVIC LIFE films
were all shot on 35mm cinemascope making extensive use of the long take.
Although each film has its own distinct qualities, arguably their real
emotional power is only fully realised when they are seen together.
For the CIVIC LIFE tour the selected films have been edited together
without titles or credits and the resulting uncertainty, as to when
one films ends and another begins, only helps to draw out and intensify
the overlapping themes of belonging, hope, identity and place, loss,
and new beginnings.
"An impressive cinematic achievement" Andrew Pulver, THE GUARDIAN
"Works of heretical brilliance" Roger Clarke, SIGHT &
"Audacious and distinctive" David Parkinson EMPIRE
"A unique perspective on modern Britain and beyond" Steve Rose, THE GUARDIAN
|The CIVIC LIFE tour is supported by the National Lottery
through Arts Council England.
|Theatrical distribution by ICO.|
Fri 03 Jun 2011, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
Sun 05 Jun 2011, Footscray, Melbourne, Australia
Thu 09 Jun 2011, CarriageWorks (in partnership with Performance
Space), Sydney, Australia
Fri 10 Jun 2011, ICE, Parramatta, Australia
Mon 13 Jun 2011, Sydney Film Festival, Australia
Broadway Cinema and Media Centre, Nottingham
Brighton Festival 2011, Brighton
Festival of Ideas, Bristol
Barn Cinema, Totnes
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
Renoir Cinema, London
The Nunnery, London