28 - 29 Oct. 2017

Sligo Live presents: Music on Screen

The Model Sligo is delighted to partner with Sligo Live Festival and Sligo Film Society to present a set of music-related films. Music on Screen explores the rich relationship between cinema and music; through biopics and concert films, fact and fiction, film has long tried to capture our deep connection with music and musicians. Music on Screen is curated by Edel Doherty. Tickets for individual screenings are available through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening.

Leonard Cohen: Bird On A Wire (Dir. Tony Palmer / UK / 2010 / 106mins)
Sat. 28 Oct., 4pm, €8 / €6 (conc.)
This “lost” documentary from Tony Palmer chronicles the late Leonard Cohen’s 1972 ‘Bird On a Wire’ tour. The 20-city European tour, which began in Dublin on 18 March 1972 and ended on 21 April in Jerusalem, caught Cohen at the pinnacle of his career despite the concerts being plagued by technical and personal problems. Palmer splices Vietnam War footage and home movies from Cohen’s childhood into theperformance footage, creating a powerful testament to the singer’s unique fusion of poetry and politics.

I’m Not There (Dir. Todd Haynes / US / 2007 / 135 mins)
Sun. 29 Oct., 4pm, €8 / €6 (conc.)
Todd Haynes’ idiosyncratic anti-biopic of Bob Dylan flickered onto cinema screens ten years ago, while two documentaries have delved into the life and career of Dylan this was the first attempt at a dramatic portrait. I’m Not There is an unconventional journey into the life and times of Bob Dylan. Episodic in format, seven stories intercutwith six actors portraying Dylan as a series of shifting personae – from the public to the private to the fantastical – weaving together a rich and colourful portrait of this ever-elusive American icon.

Tickets for each film are available from the Sligo Film Society ticket desk 30mins prior to the start of the screening or in advance from sligolive.ie.