Song of Granite | Denver Film Society | Pat Collins | Ireland

Song of Granite

Pat Collins

Irish, EnglishEnglish SubtitlesIreland2017104 min

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Overview

Joe Heaney was a 20th-century master of sean nós, a traditional style of Irish singing. Shaped by the myths and fables of his homeland in the west of Ireland, he was a gifted artist—but his fame came at a personal cost.

Beautifully shot in black-and-white, this graceful biopic examines the life of the enigmatic and complex legend—even as it paints a portrait of The Emerald Isle itself, celebrating its culture and above all its music. Director Pat Collins includes performances by Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó'Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, Micheál O'Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin to immerse American audiences in one of the world's great styles of folk music.

Producer: Jessie Fisk, Alan Maher | Editor: Tadhg O'Sullivan | Cinematographer: Richard Kendrick | Screenwriter: Pat Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride, Sharon Whooley
Cast: Michael O'Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Leni Parker, Alain Goulem
Additional Countries: Canada

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