Silent Film Festival- March 11th-14th

After the success of 2009’s silent film festival the Killruddery Film Festival is set to return this coming March. 2010’s festival will see the return of celebrated film historian Kevin Brownlow who will be selecting another unmissable selection of rarely seen silent classics. The programme for the forthcoming festival looks to expand upon the success of last year’s event with the addition of a second programme of more contemporary titles. The subtitle for 2010’s festival is ‘celebrating lost, overlooked and forgotten cinema’ and for this second strand the festival has invited a small number of very special guests to select and introduce a favourite film of theirs that has for one reason or another never reached the audience it deserved.

The programme for next year’s festival will be expanded then to include almost twice as many film screenings as last year. In addition to these unique film events there will be several talks and illustrated lectures delivered by guests of the festival throughout the weekend. There will also be a café, reading room/library and festival bar available to patrons of the festival throughout the weekend. There will be an added focus this year on the grounds of Killruddery itself with a series of site-specific films, co-ordinated this year with the help of festival partners Mermaid Arts Centre, screening in various locations throughout the house and gardens of Killruddery throughout the weekend.

This year’s festival then looks set to be another unique and unmissable event, a celebration of film shedding light on those aspects of film culture that typically find themselves overlooked.

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