ONC goes to Athens +Institute

Open Night Cinema and friends take part in a 40mins performance on the night of the 20th in Athens, Greece at +Institute [for Experimental Arts]. Loosly based on At the Hawk's Well by WB Yeats ONC will include numerous collaborators such as John Kavanagh, Andrea Murphy, John Linnane, Marta Libera Baptista, Cillian Roche, Alain Servant, Oli Ryan, Paraic O'Neill, Ambra Bergamasco and myself. Expect a little chaos. 

ONC will also produce an immersive video installation that will run for the duration of the festival. Entitled oooOOOooo it will present an alternate take of At the Hawk's Well that was performed secretly at the old Poolbeg Power Station in 2016. 



At One Fell Swoop officially launches on EFS VOD
Featuring Cillian Roche, Cynthia Morán Killeavy, Trevor Darcy, Muireann Cullen and Roisin Furlong. Funded by The Arts Council Ireland and produced in association with Experimental Film Society and The Darkroom. Shot on location in North County Leitrim.
Further film info

EFS goes Italian

A carcass programme of EFS plays in Poverarte - Festival de tutti le Arts at Ateliers, Bologna as part of Eruzi∞ni event on the 1st Decmber.

Carcass Programme: Smembrare (2017 / 55mins / Ireland) “Pieced together like cinematic Frankenstein’s monsters, these morbid creations will feed on the flesh of previous EFS films, simultaneously announcing their death and enacting a potentially limitless series of resurrections. Each one will be specifically created for a single venue or event.” - EFS

EFS goes to New York

This time James Hyland makes his way to New York. Curated by Rouzbeh Rashidi Hyland plays in a short film programme Folds of Existence to be screened January 19th at American Medium 515West 20th St. 

The programme also includes 
Controle No6 by Jann Clavadetscher
HSP (161-170) by Rouzbeh Rashidi
Brine Twice Daily by Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain Refining the Senses by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
More info HERE and HERE

EFS goes to ULTRAcinema MEXICO

Thanks to EFS The Family Vault of the Late James Hyland makes it's way to Mexico. The programme also includes..

Impulsive Film by Jann Clavadetscher Playground by Vicky Langan/Max Le Cain HSP(161-170) by Rouzbeh Rashidi Refining the Senses by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Further info can be found HERE and HERE

Drifting Cities - Top 50 Films of the 21st Century

I'm delighted Drifting Cities is listed as part of the top 50 films of the 21st Century by cine-blogger CINEPENSIERI.

"Higgins, breaches definitively the border between fiction and reality: the means corresponds to the end, the difference between the real world outside the film and the inner fictional one vanishes. So we witness a renewed vitality depicted on the big screen by the two leads, that cut loose and start an unrestrained and energetic dance, which is an indication that all is cinema"
CINEPENSIERI on Drifting Cities
See the list HERE

Drifting Cities Review by Cinepensieri

Thanks to this last movie, Higgins reveals to be one of the most versatile and amazing directors of the Experiment Film Society, capable to go from an immediate, chaotic and dynamic performance, like Stone Boat, totally characterized by the improvisation, to an evanescent and elusive work, like Drifting cities, that was long meditated.

Drifting Cities is evanescent in the widest meaning of the term: the two leads of the developed, or rather displayed, plot, are outlined through thoughts and memories that emerge in the shape of ethereal images, frozen and made eternal, suspended in a limbo of mnemonic reminiscence, in the balance of two distant and opposite worlds: the present and the past, the life and the death. Ectoplasms linger in a colorless and a drift world, that survives and lives only thanks to old repeating film clips, as if the only way to continue and (r)exist was holding on to the past by the filmic medium. Is the cinema that turns into the w…