Films that Spur – A Vision: A Life of W.B. Yeats

  • April 8, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Innis Town Hall

The life and work of W.B. Yeats holds a particular place in hearts and imaginations across the world. This film is a response to that vast body of work – a visual and avowedly experimental ‘film-poem’. Using solely the words of Yeats, we attempted to take the viewer on a cinematic journey into his extraordinary imagination – an unconventional biography of sorts.

Yet, beyond the poet’s popular profile and his cultural tourist caché, little is really known of his complex life, despite having articulated it so completely, so creatively. In so many ways, Yeats dreamt up his life. He fashioned his own majestic screenplay and we are – endlessly – the beneficiaries.

Directed by Alan Gilsenan

The screening will be followed by talk back session with Director Alan Gilsenan, poets Mary Noonan and Adam Crothers and author Charlie Foran.

Save $10 by also joining us for the 4:30PM screening of Durcan – Dark School. Just choose the option in the Eventbrite Window below. Tickets for all students with a valid ID are free!

75m, 2013

  • General admission: $10


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