3epkano Cinema in the Park


Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 - Aug 2

Watch a silent movie in the park on Monday night with Dublin band 3epkano musical accompaniment

This event is not to be missed!

Community affordable events, its the fiver flicks. €5 minimum donation for the upkeep of the square. With thanks to the Fitzwilliam association.

Leave no trace, bring a bag for your waste and take it home with you, consider having a low impact approach for the night, on your bike and that kinda thing, see what you can come up with.

3epkano are amazing at what they do, the combination of incredible classic films they choose and their powerful music creates such a moving experience for all.

3epkano are a Dublin based, seven piece collective who are dedicated to producing original soundtracks for silent and avant-garde cinema. Founded in early 2004, they are:

Richard McCullough: keyboards/organ
James Mackin: drums/percussion
Matthew Nolan: electric guitar
Laurence Mackin: bass guitar
Cameron Doyle: electric guitar
Lioba Petrie: cello
Karen Dervan: viola

Director: Dziga Vertov
Russia / 1929 / 70mins

Not merely a cinematic portrait of a day in the life of a city, cinema pioneer Dziga Vertov's MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA is an experimental manifesto of vision.

Controversial when it was created in 1929, the film still pulses with the unruly energy and innovation of Vertov's genius. Subverting and criticizing the conventions of capitalist fiction filmmaking that he so despised, Vertov and his revolutionary Kino-Eye crew (including his wife as editor and his brother as cameraman - both of whom appear in the film) created a plethora of filmic devices in order to comment on vision, life, Marxism, and modernity.

Differing film speeds, superimposition, evocative and manipulative editing, and rhythmic graphic composition all blend seamlessly in a magic show of life above and below the city. Shooting shops, traffic, children, coal miners, workers, human bodies, and nature, Vertov creates visual rhymes and graphic portraits of the structure of life and the explosion of perception.

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA took part in the city symphony genre that was popular at the time(BERLIN: SYMPHONIE OF A GREAT CITY is another example) but transcended it in its critical distance, sheer innovation, and sublimely fluid vision of man, machine, and society.

‘ a beautiful score full of urgent percussion and sweeping strings, owes a great deal to pioneering Montreal post-rockers Godspeed You Black Emperor…..the overall effect was mesmerising' -Irish Times, 14/09/06 review of Fringe Festival show in the Spiegeltent by Davin O’Dwyer).

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