Stiúrathóir: Brian Reddin
Déardaoin 30ú Meitheamh 8i.n (Doirse 7.30i.n)
Thursday 30th June 8pm (Door Open 7.30pm)
Á gcur i láthair ag Club Scannán Chluainín
In the mid 1990s, the legendary Hollywood B movie producer Roger Corman created a studio in Connemara. In five years he produced close to twenty feature films with a largely Irish crew and a cast of Hollywood heavyweights, including Josh Brolin, David Carradine and Roy Scheider.
Corman was interested in the business end of show business. Churning out cheap exploitation flicks in the 1950s, with titles like Swamp Women, quickly established him as a filmmaker who gave the audience what they wanted. His Irish films were designed to do just that.
Corman’s time making movies in Connemara would be marred by controversy as he managed to upset the unions and the tastes of cinephiles. But, those who worked for him adored the experience. This film tells the behind the scenes stories of what came from Conemara during those five gloriously gruesome years.
Bilingual documentary on the B movie director who came to Conamara and created some of the cheapest and most preposterous movies, but in doing so gave many of today’s Irish directors, actors, camera and lighting crews their first start.
8pm Ticéidí €5