AFTER THE DANCE + Director Q&A | DocHouse

AFTER THE DANCE + Director Q&A

Includes screening of short film HOME – Dir. Aoife Kelleher/ 15 min/ 2014
Dir: Daisy Asquith
United Kingdom / Ireland / 2015 / 76mins

Acclaimed filmmaker Daisy Asquith tells the very personal story of her mother's conception after a dance in the 1940s on the remote west coast of Ireland. Her grandmother, compelled to run away to have her baby in secret, handed the child over to 'the nuns'. Daisy's mum was eventually adopted by English Catholics from Stoke on Trent. Her grandmother returned to Ireland and told no-one. The father remained a mystery for another 60 years. Until Daisy and her mum decided it was time to find out who he was. Their desperate need to know takes them on a fascinating and moving adventure in social and sexual morality and the fear and shame that Catholicism has wrought on the Irish psyche for centuries, and connecting them with a brand new family living an extraordinarily different life.

Following the screening director Daisy Asquith will join us for a Q&A.

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Before the film we'll be screening short doc Home directed by Aoife Kelleher.

In Home we are introduced to six individuals presented against the backdrop of their first home. We gain a sense of what it was like to grow up in these places and discover the impact of these homes on the lives of their inhabitants.

Click here to watch the trailer for Home

 

Book Tickets

Date: Tue 31 March, 2015
Time: 19:00
Price: £9 (£7 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.