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The Border and Beyond

The Border and Beyond

29 March 2019 6:00 pm

The Border and Beyond

March 29th, 2019, The day when the UK officially are due to Exit the European Union. A day of celebration for some and sadness for others. Nowhere more so than on the border.

To mark the occasion, Belfast Film Festival, Clones Film Festival and Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival have teamed up to present EUROPE ENDLESS, an evening discussing the border and its history, filmic and otherwise.

And where else would we screen it but near the Border itself in Iontas Arts Centre, Castleblayney Co. Monaghan.
This event will feature contributions from writer Pat McCabe, writer Claire Dwyer Hogg and BBC4 journalist Peter Curran.

6pm Start, €10 adm


‘Europe Endless’

Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016, Colin MacCabe visited celebrated writer Patrick McCabe in his hometown of Clones, Co. Monaghan, to discuss his novels, the impact of the referendum on the Irish border, and the Republic of Ireland’s relationship with Europe. Featuring musical performances, the famous DeLorean time machine, and a McCabe clan rally, this fascinating exploration of Irish identity and Ireland’s often troubled history captures Patrick McCabe’s unique and darkly comic perspective at this defining moment in history.

The Director, Christopher Roth, Colin MacCabe and Pat McCabe will take part in a Q&A following the screening.

Brexit: a cry from the Irish border

‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg.


The Art Of Border Living

BBC Broadcaster Peter Curran will present an atmospheric extract of new short story about the Irish border (read by Kamila Shamsie Womens Prize for Fiction winner).


Filming the Border

Documentarian Brian Henry Martin and Peter Curran take a look at films which feature the border such as ‘Oh Mr Porter’ and ’Puckoon’.

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