Screening in the Rain

Norris Davidson

Description

‘Filmed during the annual garden party of Dublin’s Gate Theatre, Screening in the Rain was presented together with By Accident. Likewise produced by Irish Amateur Films and directed by Norris Davidson, this shorter piece is a dynamic and enlightening screen test in which a number of personalities connected to the theatrical scene of the time perform uninhibitedly before the camera.’
(Notes by the Experimental Film Club, sourced from http://www.ifi.ie/film/screening-in-the-rain/ on September 28th 2016)

‘Silent footage of Abbey Theatre actors and other Dublin personalities attending a party in the gardens of the Spanish Embassy in 1930. Among those pictured are Mary OMoore, Grace McLoughlin, Judge Johnston, Lord Longford, Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiamóir. Screening in the Rain is a film record of the Gate Theatres annual garden party. This film showing the party in the garden of the Spanish Embassy was hosted by Lord Longford and Justice Reddin. One of the attractions to the party was screen tests involving the guests – many of them Gate Players, filmed by Norris Davidson.’
(Sourced from http://www.tcd.ie/irishfilm/showfilm.php?fid=36027 on September 28th 2016)

Details
Title

Screening in the Rain

Year

1930

Creator

Norris Davidson

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Lyrical

Subject

Dublin Gate Theatre, Screen tests

Language

English (eng) (intertitles)

Duration

4 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

to be confirmed

Colour

Black and White

Sound

Silent

Rights

to be confirmed

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Link to work

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