Avant-garde film series to screen in Ormston House

Mary Conlon of Ormston House and Peter Delaney, local musician, who has established the Limerick Avant-Garde cinema group, which will screen films in the gallery this Saturday
LOVERS of avant-garde and experimental film unite - a new group has been set up in Limerick city to screen films and discuss their importance in the development of modern cinema.

LOVERS of avant-garde and experimental film unite - a new group has been set up in Limerick city to screen films and discuss their importance in the development of modern cinema.

Limerick Avant Garde Cinema - set up by well known local musician Peter Delaney and Keefe Murphy - is a non-profit organisation aiming to “promote experimental film making and appreciation of the form”.

The group have joined up with art gallery space Ormston House to screen a programme of experimental films from the silent era this Saturday.

“We organise screenings of work by local and national filmmakers,” explained Peter, “as well as occasional educational programmes that explore the history of experimental cinema with an emphasis placed on audience involvement and discussions of the work.”

The film screenings in Ormston will feature a programme prepared by Keefe and includes films that belong to the movement known as ‘Pure Cinema’, which began in France in the 1920s.

The intimate Patrick Street gallery space is gearing up to host new exhibition ‘What has been shall always never be again’, curated by Dr. Ian Alden Russell, opening on Thursday, August 15 and running until September 5.

Early Silent Experiments: ‘Cinéma Pur’ will take place this Saturday in Ormston House - 9-10 Patrick Street.

Admission is free but donations to the gallery are encouraged.