- Thu 17 Mar 2016
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- General $12
- Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Bookings essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rating: Exempt
St Patrick's Day screening - A provocative and revealing portrait of Ireland in the 1960s
Unofficially banned for more than 30 years – Rocky Road to Dublin is a 1967 documentary examining the contemporary state of the Republic of Ireland.
Decades before Michael Moore, Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and French cinematographer Raoul Coutard managed to get a society to condemn itself on camera.
Ireland’s patriotic sportsmen, priests, censors and ‘brain-washed’ children unwittingly convey the truth about a repressed, suppressed and massively censored Republic.
This film exposes the hypocrisy of church, politics and state through a series of seemingly innocent interviews.
Although the stereotypical image of Ireland as a cultural backwater seems to bear little relation to the country's reputation today, a culturally vibrant and economically vigorous "Celtic Tiger," it is in such moments that Rocky Road to Dublin, as a historical film, illustrates not only how far Ireland has come but also how little it has changed. – Icarus Films
Ireland I 1967 I B&W I 69 min. I Dir. Peter Lennon
This St Patrick's Day screening will be introduced by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Director Simon Rees