Back in 1980s Britain, a group was formed which called itself ‘Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’, which was… well, a group of Lesbians and Gays who supported the miners. Rashers Tierney spoke to Reggie blennerhassett, an Irish emigrant who ended up in the thick of it. Can you give us a little bit of background about yourself and how you ended up in Britain in the mid 1980’s? I … Read More
We finally got round to watching The Babadook last night on the tail end of our Halloween horror binge. It’s a right gem of a chiller – about a woman alienated from motherhood, beat down with a devastating grief for her husband and becoming possessed by a monster. Critics have clamored to laud the movie but few have picked up on its early origins on Kickstarter. The team behind it laid out a monochromatic … Read More
It’s Halloween time. If you’ve found yourself all tuckered out blowing up Irish Water Metres with black cats and quarter sticks and are looking for a good old fright night with some mates, then gather round – we’ve just the list for you. To help you avoid download indecision we rooted out some lesser known horrors to put the willies up you. This selection really reflects movies caught late at night … Read More
Tess Motherway from Abyss Films productions got in touch with us to share this wee trailer with you all. It’s a teaser for a forthcoming short documentary about the pressures of life as an intern in Ireland. She told us: I’m in the process of researching to make this a longer, more extensive piece – and I am appealing to social media accounts that would attract the right demographic for … Read More
We’re serious fans of Panti’s trouble making here at rabble. Blinder Films (The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, Citadel etc…) are putting together a documentary about the person behind the public figure and they need you to fund it. A press release that landed in our inbox this morning gave an outline of what’s planned: “The film builds an in-depth picture of a complex and compelling character through behind-the-scenes footage, archive, music and interviews … Read More
Back in May two French film makers started a Touscoprod project to raise dosh to cover the production of a documentary on the lack of access to abortion in Ireland. Camille Hamet studied at the Sorbonne and in NYC before becoming a journalist, while Séréna Robin became a script writer after travelling. Their project has the working title of “Take The Boat” and with 158 backers it raised €10,080. The pair … Read More
Super cute stop gap animation music video from Donegal based producer NYT Bloomer. The release itself is a beatsy blend of sampledelica and field recordings. Great art work too. The vinyl comes packed with a set of 3D- glasses so you can appreciate it in all its glory. The video was put together by Robert McClelland. It’s up for pre-order on Bandcamp now.
Regular enough Youtube videos on Dublin street art talent. First up is sticker bomber Kill. You can’t not have seen these stickers. Catch that clip with the tiny easel.
As Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall makes its way through cinemas, here’s a little known doc that recalls the dances, politics and classes that took place in the hall. Apparently it had one of the first gramophones in the country. One Youtube commentator, Edwina Guckian recalled how she showed the documentary to her 95 year old grandfather who grew up around Effrinagh: He was at Drumsna mass that day Fr. Cosgrove … Read More