Online Film Screening | Certain Individual Women by Julie Morrissy

Friday 17 September, 6pm

Join us on Youtube this Culture Night for an exclusive screening of "Certain Individual Women", a performance film by National Library Poet in Residence, Julie Morrissy. During the screening Julie will join the audience on the YouTube Live Chat to share insights and behind the scenes details. The film is an official selection of the Toronto Women's International Film Festival for August 2021

Book to register for a reminder email of the screening, or join the screening without booking via the National Library's Youtube channel

Watch the film trailer here.

About Certain Individual Women | Project and Film:
Julie Morrissy’s “Certain Individual Women” is a multi-platform poetry project that responds to inherent gender inequality in Irish law and society, which includes the performance film of the same title. In this project Morrissy combines lyric sequence with documentary legal poems, drawing on her backgrounds in law, creative writing, and activism, as she interweaves poems about her life, the life of her grandmother, and poetic reconstructions of Irish legislation and Bunreacht na hÉireann. This collaborative performance film was created by filmmaker Alisha Doody. Filmed at Dublin, Ravensdale, and Toronto, "Certain Individual Women" uses moving image and animation to powerfully bring together family legacy, personal experience, and the law.

Colour and digital, moving image, animation, sound. 25:26 mins.
Filmed at University College Dublin, with the support of the John Pollard Newman Fellowship in Creativity.
Poems and Performance: Julie Morrissy
Filmmaker: Alisha Doody
Animation: Annick Counihan
Additional Footage: Julie Morrissy, and Annick Counihan

 Julie Morrissy, National Library Poet in Residence:

Julie Morrissy is a poet, lecturer, and critic. She is the first Poet-in-Residence at the National Library of Ireland as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and the inaugural John Pollard Newman Fellow in Creativity at University College Dublin. Work from “Certain Individual Women” was exhibited in the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2020, published in international literary journals, reviewed in the Irish Times, and screened at the UCD Festival 2021. She is a recipient of the MAKE Theatre Award, and the Arts Council 'Next Generation' Award. Her first collection Where, the Mile End (2019) is published by Book*hug (Canada) and tall-lighthouse (UK).

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