Swimming Shorts: a Screening of Irish short films in Grand Canal Dock

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Happenings, in association with Waterways Ireland, presents a very special selection of Irish short films, all connected with our love of swimming. This Saturday afternoon from 4.30pm 4 award winning films will be projected from the Happenings barge in Grand Canal Dock.

The four films are as follows:

Becoming men – Ross Killeen. During a long hot summer in inner city Dublin, a man looks back on his own youth. Things haven’t changed much.

Deep End Dance – Conor Horgan. Mother and son, above and below the surface. A short dance film, written and performed by David Bolger (choreographer and artistic director of CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Dublin) along with his 76-year-old mother, Madge Bolger.

The Swimmer – Fergal McCarthy. The artist swims through the city from south to north, documenting Dublin’s aquatic environment in 2011, a landscape that will radically alter in the years ahead.

Real men don’t wear togs – Anna Devlin. A film about the life & times of the hardy old veteran swimmers of the 40 foot in Sandycove.

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