Henry Glassie: Field Work

BBFC RatingHenry Glassie: Field Work

Showing: 18 June 2021 until 24 June 2021

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Fri 18 Jun 2021
Sat 19 Jun 2021
Sun 20 Jun 2021
Mon 21 Jun 2021
Tue 22 Jun 2021
Wed 23 Jun 2021
Thu 24 Jun 2021

CertificateNot Rated
Year2019
GenreDocumentary
DirectorPat Collins
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 45MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Henry Glassie: Field Work from director Pat Collins is a portrait of the celebrated folklorist and ethnologist Henry Glassie.

Inspired by and featuring Glassie, Field Work is an immersive and meditative film set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists in Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland.

The film displays the director’s trademark eye for details and the process of the artist’s work is awe-inspiring. Glassie’s subject is folklore and art but his deep abiding love for the people who create it resonates throughout the film.

“I don’t study people” Glassie says, “I stand with people and I study the things they create.” Artists like sculptor Edival Rosas from Salvador, Brazil describe their practice as one where body and spirit are integrated, where in Glassie’s words the creative act brings “a momentary fulfilment of what it is to be human”.

"…unhurried, quiet, thoughtful." - POV Magazine

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