SKIN IN THE GAME
(Donald Taylor Black, Ireland; 74 minutes)
Premiered at the 57th Cork Film Festival in November, Donald Taylor Black’s new Irish Film Board-funded documentary will receive its first Dublin screening at the Irish Film Institute on Tuesday, 12th March at 6.30pm.
Skin in the Game, which was recently nominated for the George Morrison Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2013 IFTAs, examines the current financial crisis through the responses of a number of Irish artists who are using it as subject matter for their work.
Participants include: Christy Moore (musician); Seán Hillen (photographer); Rita Ann Higgins (poet); Brian Maguire (painter); David Quin (animator); Anthony Haughey (photographer); Nicky Gogan (filmmaker); David Bolger (choreographer); Gerald Dawe (poet); and David Monahan (photographer) as they look at emigration, ghost estates and the legacy of politicians and bankers. Roddy Doyle has written texts for the film that are voiced by actors including Lorcan Cranitch and Hilda Fay.
Donald Taylor Black, Brian Maguire and Roddy Doyle will participate in a post-screening Q&A with broadcaster, Vincent Woods.