Pat Collins and Chris Watson Q&A, 2014. Photo Colin Davison courtesy AV Festival 14

Pat Collins and Chris Watson Q&A, 2014. Photo Colin Davison courtesy AV Festival 14

Pat Collins, Silence, 2012. © the artist

Pat Collins, Silence, 2012. © the artist

Pat Collins, Silence, 2012. © the artist

Silence follows the journey of a sound recordist returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years, to record landscapes free from man-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain where he finds a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he left behind. Influenced by elements of folklore and archive, Silence unfolds with a quiet intensity, meditating on sound, silence, history, memory and exile. 

We are delighted to welcome the filmmaker Pat Collins to Newcastle for the screening. He will be present for a Q&A with one of the film’s sound recordists Chris Watson.

This event is part of our Digging for Sound weekends of new commissions, concerts, films, and walks focusing on geology, topography, landscape and sound.

Credit
Curated by AV Festival. Regional Premiere.

Silence + Q&A
Dir. Pat Collins

£8.80/£7.30

Fri 21 March 2014, 8.30pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk

FILM CREDITS
Year: 2012
Runtime: 84min
Format: DCP
Country: Ireland
Language: English/Irish with English subtitles
Production Company: South Winds Blow & Harvest Films
DoP: Richard Kendrick
Editor: Tadgh O’Sullivan
Sound: John Brennan & Eamon Little
Additional Sound: Chris Watson
UK Distributor: New Wave (sales through Verve Pictures)

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