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Niall McCann, Art Will Save the World, 2012

Art Will Save The World

24 Nov 2013

Singer songwriter Luke Haines flies back to his homeland to discuss his life as the perennial outsider of the British Music Scene. While left waiting to go on set, he attempts to piece together his life.

A great film The Quietus

Art may not save the world, but at least we have this Jude Rogers. Word Magazine

Through fragments of his existence thus far, comments from his contemporaries and friends, including musician Jarvis Cocker, novelist David Peace and Arthur Matthews, amongst others, he discusses his work, legacy, and struggles. His wry commentaries respect few boundaries and his musical arrangements are uniquely suited to both the worlds of music and film. He is equally at home writing about teenage sex, terrorism, pop/film stars, child murder or broken love affairs, yet the instrumental versions of his tunes stand firm. Here we meet again the forgotten man.

Art Will Save the World: A Film about Luke Haines (2012) - Trailer

This screening has been arranged as part of the Irish Film Festival London 2013

The Irish Film Festival London, now in its third year, presents the very best new Irish Film & Animation to a London audience each November. Premiere screenings, directors Q&A sessions, workshops, exhibitions, performances and other collaborations are brought together for the festival, helping to link industry professionals, film fans, artists and supporters of Irish Arts & Culture. The festival aims to build a significant platform for Irish Film & Animation in London, ensuring the best Irish creative talent can be continually represented here in the UK.

With thanks to the Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, IFI International, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Irish Embassy in London for their kind support.

Art Will Save the World, dir Niall McCann, Ireland 2012, 70 mins

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