Director: Donald Taylor Black
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
Irish artists have found fertile ground for creativity in the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the ensuing financial crisis. SKIN IN THE GAME examines how artists like musician Christy Moore, poet Rita Ann Higgins, painter Brian Maguire, and other artists look at emigration, ghost estates and the legacy of politicians and bankers and their impact on Irish life in the 21st Century. Produced and directed by Donald Black, one of Ireland’s most incisive and compelling documentary makers, and written in part by renowned novelist and screenwriter, Roddy Doyle (The Commitments). The film was nominated for the George Morrison Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards.
Other artists Seán Hillen (photographer); Anthony Haughey (photographer); Nicky Gogan (filmmaker); David Bolger (choreographer); Gerald Dawe (poet); David Monahan (photographer) and David Quin (animator) who won the Chicago Irish Film Festival’s 2012 Consulate of Ireland Award.
Running Time: 74 mins | Colour | BluRay
Producer: Donald Taylor Black
Script: Roddy Doyle
Print Source: Poolbeg Productions