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If Andrei Tarkovsky had grown up in rural Ireland, he might have made a biographical cine-memoir as luminously beautiful as 'Song of Granite.'
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Song of Granite

Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, SONG OF GRANITE is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 12.08.17 - 12.14.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Bio-pic, Drama
Runtime: 104 min
Language: English, Irish

Director: Pat Collins
Cast: Colm Seoighe, Jaren Cerf, Leni Parker, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Michael O'Chonfhlaola
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
This patient and luminous life-of-the-artist film freshens everything stale about its genre. The music of Irish folk singer Joe Heaney here is situated in the hard beauty of the land and village he grew up in, in the songs of birds and local balladeers, in hill and sea and timeless t...