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Film: Silent Moves at Cork Film Festival

14 Nov 2015 (Past)

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

A film by internationally acclaimed visual artist Aideen Barry and artists of Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies.

What happens when you fall in love with the wrong man? The story of a love triangle, Silent Moves explores the real challenges faced by people with disabilities in our society: freedom to work, make friends, fall in love, marry, move freely in the world and make their own choices.

‘Managing to entertain and bring great joy & laughter while informing human rights’ – Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission

Described by audiences as ‘the most amazing, thought-provoking, witty and emotional film I have ever seen’, Silent Moves is a simple story told in the way of old films, with slapstick comedy, pathos and humour. Inspired by the classic black and white silent films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin with a strong emphasis on movement and mime, Silent Moves is both moving and hilarious.

This project focused on developing skills in stop motion animation, film, script development and performance techniques. Irish dance artist and choreographer Emma O’Kane, worked alongside visual artist Aideen Barry as the collective talents of the 30 group members developed their ideas and storyboards.

The film will be accompanied by a live ensemble performing the film’s soundtrack at each evening screening, as well as unique ‘Meet the Makers’ post show discussions.

Silent Moves screenings are audio described and subtitled. Meet the Makers sessions are Irish Sign Language interpreted.

All venues are wheelchair accessible and an induction loop will be available.


Irish Film Institute

Dublin: 4th Nov. 2015, 11.00am & 6.30pm

01 679 3477 info@irishfilm.ie


Cork Film Festival, Triskel Arts Centre

Cork: 14th Nov. 2015, 2.00pm & 6.30pm

021 427 2022


Mayo Movie World

Castlebar: 26th Nov. 2015, 8.00pm

094 902 7777 www.mayomovieworld.ie
A ‘Meet the Makers’ style session will be hosted in each location after the evening screening, featuring some of the participating artists from the project, alongside representatives from Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo County Council Arts Office.

Silent Moves was made possible through an award to Ballina Arts Centre who hosted and managed the Mayo Ignite project. Ignite is a new platform designed to generate Ireland’s most ambitious showcasing of talent from people with disabilities, led by international and Irish artists and performers with disabilities.

Ignite is managed by a unique partnership involving the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), Mayo County Council, Galway City & County Councils and Cork City Council. www.irelandignite.ie

Hugo the Hero in Silent Moves

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