“North Circular” is a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road, from the Phoenix Park to Dublin Port, exploring the history, music and streetscapes of a street that links some of the country’s most beloved and infamous places.Told in black and white 4:3 Academy ratio, the film evokes many narratives from the history of the city and nation, from colonialism, to mental health, to the struggle for women’s liberation while also engaging with urgent issues of today, including the battle to save the legendary Cobblestone Pub, centre of Dublin’s recent folk revival, from destruction at the hands of cynical property developers. The film also includes musical performances from artists local to the North Circular, including John Francis Flynn, Séan Ó Túama, Eoghan O’Ceannabháin, Ian Lynch & Gemma Dunleavy.
Evan Barry, Jamie Goldrick, Luke McManus, Paddy Jordan, Richard Kendrick
Elaine Gallagher / Madhouse Films
festivals and awards:
2023 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2022 – Sheffield FF, 2022 – Dublin FF: Special Mention Award in Documentary Competition, 2022 – IndieCork FF: Special Mention Award in Documentary Competition, 2022 – DocPoint Helsinki, 2022 – DocPoint Tallin
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