North Circular



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  • event type:WOMEX 23 Film Screening
  • date:26 Oct 2023
  • time:15:15 - 16:45
  • city/area:A Coruña, Galicia
  • venue:Film Room (Palexco)
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Directed by Luke McManus
Duration 85’ | English, Gaelic with English subtitles

North Circular is a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin's North Circular Road, exploring the history, music and streetscapes of a street that links some of the country's most beloved and infamous places. 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.

Luke McManus is a director and producer based in Dublin. He has produced and directed award-winning projects for NBC, Netflix, RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, TG4, NDR/ARD, Al Jazeera and Channel 4, winning four IFTAs, one Celtic Media Award and the Radharc Award in the process.

Production Country, Year Ireland, 2022
Produced by Madhouse Films
Producers Luke McManus, Elaine Gallagher
Directors of Photography Paddy Jordan, Richard Kendrick, Evan Barry, Jamie Goldrick, Luke McManus
Sound Ross Carew, Gregory Dunn, Hugh Fox, Steve Power, Tony Crosse
Editor John Murphy