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Monday 17 November 2014

Ballymun Lullaby - Ireland’s film at the EU Film Festival

Ireland’s film in the EU Film Festival Ottawa, Ballymun Lullaby by Director Frank Berry, screens on Friday November 21, 9:15 pm, at the Library and Archives Building Auditorium, 395 Wellington St..

This heart-warming documentary follows the dynamic and funny Ron Cooney who has been working in the Ballymun high-rise housing estate in Dublin for fifteen years, helping his community through music. This music will challenge the negative views many still hold of the area – views that have the potential to hold his students back. The camera follows Ron and composer Daragh O'Toole as they work with their talented students to produce an original, world class collection of music that gives voice to their story, leading to a unique collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. What Ron and his students have achieved is simply amazing. Ballymun Lullaby is a story that needs to be heard. More information about the film is available here:

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Box Office Prices:
$ 12.00 (includes HST): Non-member General Admission
$ 8.00 (includes HST): CFI Members, seniors (65+), students
$ 35.00 (includes HST): 5-Film Passport (CFI Members only)

Many thanks to the Irish Film Institute for their support

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