John T. Davis is internationally recognised as Northern Ireland’s most distinctive documentary filmmaker and cinematographer.
To mark his 70th birthday on 7th March, and in recognition of his over 40 years of filmmaking, QFT is mounting a retrospective of his work.
John’s decidedly creative documentaries cover many subjects, but are drawn together by common threads: autobiography and self-portraiture through the lives of others, journeying and the quest for spiritual meaning, marginal places and outsiders, and music ranging from punk rock to gospel, western swing to dance hall reggae.
Join us as we launch Peripheral Visions on Friday 3rd March with a look back at John T. Davis’ 40 year career. John will be in conversation with film critic and broadcaster – and John’s art school tutor in 1968 – Mike Catto. This event will also look to the future, as we present a preview of John’s latest project.
Part One of Peripheral Visions: John T. Davis, A Retrospective also includes:
John T. Davis' Punk Trilogy (Shellshock Rock/Protex Hurrah/Self-Conscious Over You)
Power in the Blood/Dust on the Bible (double bill)
Peripheral Visions continues at QFT in April. Discover more about the work of John T. Davis here.