Walled Cities 6: An Everlasting Piece + Q&A

BBFC RatingWalled Cities 6: An Everlasting Piece + Q&A

Showing: 24 April 2024

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Wed 24 Apr 2024

Director(s)Barry Levinson
Writer(s)Barry McEvoy
Running Time1HR 43MINS
SeasonWalled Cities 6

Screening as part of Walled Cities 6, An Everlasting Piece is a Northern Irish story of people from either side of the peace line, directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man).

Set in 1980s Belfast, An Everlasting Piece follows a Catholic and a Protestant who form an unlikely partnership in a wig-making business. Barry McEvoy plays Colm, who cuts hair in a psychiatric hospital, where he meets The Scalper (Billy Connolly), a crazed Scot, who ran a toupee monopoly in Northern Ireland before losing it after attacking his customers. Colm and his pal George (Brian F. O'Byrne) use The Scalper's contacts to take over the franchise but then a rival firm moves in and a sales battle ensues.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk, senior lecturer in Architecture at Queen’s University. The discussion will include two invited speakers (tbc), experts and academics in the field.

This event is part of CACity presents: Walled Cities 6, a short film season exploring political conflict in divided communities and walled cities around the world. Presented by CACity (Cinema and Architecture in the City) Collaborative Research Group, it is organised by Gul Kacmaz Erk and Marie Curie researcher Ece Sila Bora.

These events are supported by Film Hub NI and the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery.

Walled Cities also includes the “Film(ing) Architecture: Film Studio/Set Design in Titanic Square” Exhibition of the Cinematic Architecture Studio of Queen’s MSc Advanced Architectural Design and PgCert Cinematic Architecture programmes. The exhibition with architectural drawings, models, and films, which brings cinema and architecture together, can be visited at the QFT foyer between 24 April and 8 May. Find out more here.

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