Down The Corner

Joe Comerford

Description

‘Funded by the Arts Council and the British Film Institute Production Board, Down the Corner was produced in 1976. It was an attempt to make a community film with and within the working class community of Ballyfermot in Dublin. The story was simple: a group of boys from the estate attempt a robbery on an orchard in a nearby middle class suburb. Joe Comerford typically darkened it by hinting, tonally, at social and political collapse. His process was persistently unconventional – untrained people from the estate were used as actors, and, as in Withdrawal, and later Traveller, the shoot was organised so that unforeseen events could contribute to the final shape of the film. Improvised camerawork and naturalistic sound created a heightened realism not seen before on Irish screens.’ (Notes by Eugene Finn, sourced from http://www.ifi.ie/film/down-the-corner-3/ on May 2nd 2016)

Details
Title

Down The Corner

Year

1977

Creator

Joe Comerford

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Feature

Genre

Youth, Caper, Activist

Subject

Planned communities, Alcoholism, Friendship, Ireland-History-Easter Rising 1916

Language

English (eng)

Duration

60 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

to be confirmed

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

to be confirmed

Artist website

No artist website exists

Link to work

https://distrify.com/videos/bWWXzh-down-the-corner (extract only)