13 Jun. 2012, 3:00pm
'...for peace comes dropping slow...': Free screening of short film
Free / 13 June, 3.00pm
The short film _‘…for peace comes dropping slow…_’ is to be screened as part of the inaugural celebrations of Yeats Day, on Wednesday, 13 June at 3pm. The film, conceived and directed by Sligo based artist Lisa Vandegrift Davala and commissioned by Sligo County Council, was shot at a number of Sligo locations during the summer of 2010.
In 1888 the young William Butler Yeats wrote ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, a yearning incantation of his youth spent in County Sligo near the Atlantic coast in the northwest of Ireland. Artist and Director Lisa Vandegrift Davala, lives near this island. In her film, the words ‘…for peace comes dropping slow…’ from Yeats’ poem have been re-enacted across the landscape of this region of Ireland. This screening is the perfect celebration of the creativity of William Butler Yeats.
With cinematography by Cian de Buitléar, Tony Kearns as editor, a soundtrack produced by Seamie O’Dowd on vocals and fiddle and Darren Carr as the stills photographer, the film has been well-received since it’s release in Autumn of 2010. Award winning film at the 2011 Corona Fastnet Film Festival and also received a nomination in the Best Irish Short Category at the Foyle International Film Festival in Derry and was later screened to full audiences as part of Sligo Live Sessions 2010 in October. Also in 2011, it was screened at the New Hope International Film Festival in Pennsylvania, USA.
This film was made with the support of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government Per Cent For Art Scheme and the PEACE III Programme on behalf of Sligo Peace and Reconciliation Partnership Committee.
For further information visit www.forpeacecomesdroppingslow.com or www.themodel.ie/film