Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Starring Role for First Galway Film Fleadh in 1989

With the Galway Film Fleadh barely over and the Galway Arts Festival now is full swing around the city, we hardly have a spare moment to look back through our collections here in NUIG. While working on the Galway Arts Festival Archive I have come across and catalogued a small but really interesting amount of material from the Galway Film Fleadh. Of particular interest are these items: a press release and invitation to the very first screening in the very first Galway Film Fleah. The film was Venus Peter and starred Ray McNally. This was incidentally McNally’s last film before he died. Venus Peter, set in the Orkney Islands was directed by Ian Seller and produced by Christopher Young. Other cast members include Sinead Cusack and Peter Caffrey.
The invitation pictured was to attend the opening night screening of Venus Peter at the Claddagh Place cinema, Galway on July 19, 1989. 
Press release from First Galway Film Fleadh

Invitation to the opening screening of Venus Peter
For more information on these items or on the archive of the Galway Arts Festival and its material relating to the Galway Film Fleadh please contact archivist barry.houlihan[at]nuigalway.ie

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