by / July 7th, 2008 /

Darklight Festival – Dublin the Movie: 26-06-08

Review by on July 7th, 2008

Dublin 26.06.08: a film in 4 days.

This film, commissioned as part of the Darklight Festival, was shot entirely between 12.01am to 11.59pm on Thursday, June 26th 2008. 30 filmmaking teams or individuals made the movies composing this film. The participants were invited guests feature a selection of the best artistic talent in Ireland. Director Lenny Abrahamson (‘Garage’) curated the film and remixed the edit in 4 days.

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The Darklight Film Festival premièred the film on Sunday June 29th 2008 in Thomas Reads and the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, Ireland. Each film maker delivered a finished piece, between three and five minutes long, to curator/remixer Lenny Abrahamson who then used the films intact or cut them up, ordered them and reordered them, to produce, we hope, an original, intense and exciting film; a kind of Frankenstein archive of the city and the lives it contained on Thursday, June 26th 2008.

As far as possible, the process was recorded on video, photographs and a blog. More info on the people involved over at the 4 Day movie blog.

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