Light House Cinema
Sit back and enjoy a range of 1916 themed films and documentaries.
Originally produced and broadcast by RTÉ as part of the 1966 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion 1916, Insurrection was set in the style of a special TV News report depicting the events of the Rising as they unfolded day-by-day. Insurrection was a hugely ambitious project and was the biggest drama ever undertaken by Telefís Éireann at a time when the television station was still in its infancy having launched only four years previously.
With a stellar Irish cast including Ray McAnally as the studio presenter and such luminaries of stage and screen as Anna Manahan, Jim Norton, Ronnie Walsh and Kathleen Watkins with legendary Abbey actor Eoin O’Suilleabhain as Padraig Pearse,Insurrection was written by Hugh Leonard and produced and directed by Louis Lentin and Michael Garvey.
For 50 years, RTÉ Archives has preserved the landmark drama Insurrection, maintaining and preserving the programme’s film materials and telerecordings, catalogue records and documentation, including a large collection of photographs taken on set. Due to the importance of the collection and the degradation of such recordings over time, RTÉ Archives undertook the restoration project for Insurrection, in advance of the centenary of the Easter Rising.
The RTÉ 1916 drama Rebellion, starring Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy and Sarah Greene, forms an important part in engaging the Irish public around 1916. This five-part series, filmed in Dublin in 2015, is set over three weeks during Easter 1916 and charts “the violent birth of modern Ireland”.
The series begins in 1914: Europe is at war and Britain is preoccupied with the German threat. In 1916 Dublin, the Easter Rising explodes into life and announces the beginning of a campaign for independence that will take another seven years to resolve.
A screening of the series Rebellion will be shown at the Lighthouse over a single day.
A range of recent 1916 themed television documentaries will be on show throughout the day.
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Lighthouse Cinema, Screen 3 Ballyfermot College of Further Education presents a series of short films made especially for the Centenary of the Easter Rising....