Award-winning New Irish Documentary, The Silver Branch, Screening Nationwide from 3 October
Posted: 1st October 2018
Katrina Costello’s directorial debut The Silver Branch is embarking on a nationwide tour from 3 October, beginning with a screening in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre before embarking on a month-long nationwide tour.
The Silver Branch explores the relationship between man and landscape, between tradition and spirit, between body and soul.
The documentary is a philosophical vision-poem on the life of a farmer-poet Patrick McCormack, who farms in Ireland’s most ancient and rugged landscape — the Burren, in Western Ireland. A wild place where Mesolithic tombs, famine villages and present-day small rocky fields are like jewels telling of our long human story on these hills. Patrick longs to farm in the quite pace his ascendants did.
But his life gains a different momentum when he’s called to Battle in the Supreme courts to decide on the fate of this iconic wilderness is an uplifting and emotional celebration of people and place. It captures the delicacy of the natural world; the heart and soul of a Burren farmer-poet, Patrick McCormack and the ancient rural spirit of Ireland which stands behind him.
The Silver Branch received its international premiere at Hot Docs earlier this year, where it was awarded the International Spectrum Audience Award.
Nationwide screening dates include:
Town Hall Theatre, Galway: 3 October, 8PM
IFI, Dublin: Fri, 5 – 11 October
Moat Theatre, Naas: 14 October
Glór, Ennis: Sat, 20 October
Belltable, Limerick: 22nd October
St. John's Theatre, Listowel: 23 October
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee: 24 October
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork: 26 October
Produced by Ken O’Sullivan of Sea Fever Productions, The Silver Branch, was supported by Screen Ireland.