Sensory delights

In early October the Dunamaise Arts Centre will be showing films to challenge the mind and delight the senses.

In early October the Dunamaise Arts Centre will be showing films to challenge the mind and delight the senses.

Its next film screenings include an Elevenses Club film Samsara (pictured above) on Tuesday October 1 at 11am and The Skin in the Game, on Wednesday October 2. The Dunamaise is also presenting a very special offer of five films for €20 this autumn, so if for those who fancy popping along to these two films, they can book another three films and save up to €15.

Directed by Donald Taylor Black, The Skin in the Game is a fascinating documentary that examines the current recession/financial crisis through a number of artists, who are using it as subject matter for their work.

Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann, participants include Christy Moore (musician); Seán Hillen (photographer); Rita Ann Higgins (poet); Brian Maguire (painter); David Quin (animator); Anthony Haughey (photographer); Nicky Gogan (film-maker); David Bolger (choreographer); Gerald Dawe (poet); and David Monahan (photographer).

In the film they will look at emigration, ghost estates and the legacy of politicians and bankers. Roddy Doyle’s texts for the film are voiced by actors including Lorcan Cranitch and Hilda Fay. Tickets for evening film screenings are €7/€5 (concession for students, unemployed, retired).

As viewers of the impeccible Baraka will know, Samsara is a film not to be missed.

By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts the expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. Matched to a wonderful soundtrack, this is a visually stunning, thought provoking meditation on nature’s beauty and mans impact on the earth.

Tickets are €6/€5 (concession for students, unemployed, retired) and include tea/coffee after the film.

Visit www.dunamaise.ie.