Filmography and DVDs

1981-1998
 

 

Book revised and reissued 2012 by Lilliput Press.

 

For more information on the book, click here.

THE ATLANTEAN QUARTET

 

NEWLY RESTORED in 16:9 (2013)

 

   THE ATLANTEAN QUARTET

The four seminal documentaries on Ireland's maritime relationship with North Africa & the Middle East.

(Colour, 3 x 50 mins)

 

Jacob's TV & Film Award

 

 

              Including

 

Atlantean epilogue: 'Navigatio'

 

Completing the Circle. Via the Baltic and the Russian rivers, the musical connection between the Irish and the Tatars. Also, how Charlemagne would not have existed without Arab silver.

(Colour, 50 mins)

 

As shown many times on RTE,

TG4, Ch. 4, SBS & co.

 



Set of 4 films on 2 DVDs: €34.50 (inc.P&P)

 

 

1973

 
 
 
Digitally remastered Jan. 2010
 

Lament for Art O'Laoire

 
("Caoineadh Airt Uí­ Laoire")
Drama (Colour, 56 mins. 1975)
 
The Museum of Modern Art in Dublin recently featured this film in its long-running "The Moderns" which featured the work of major Irish artists of the past century.


€30.00 (inc.P&P)

INFO

 

 

2008
 
 

 
FOR MUSIC LOVERS!

"VOX HUMANA"

(Featuring the Galway Baroque Singers)

(80 mins)
AWARDS: Directors Choice (Boston Irish Film festival). Best Original Approach (Skopje Music on Film Festival) Audience Award (Galway Film Fleadh)
 
€24.50 (inc.P&P)

 

 

1977-2007

 
Digitally remastered Jan. 2010
 

POITÍN

 
Feature film in the Irish language. (Col. 65 mins)
Digitally remastered on to 35mm with new music by Bill Whelan ("Riverdance"). Subtitled (Colour, 65 mins)
 
PLUS: Pádraic Breathnach interviews the director, Bob Quinn.
 
In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.
 

 

 

 

€29.50 (inc.P&P)
 

 

 

1987
 

BUDAWANNY

 
A 'silent movie'. Donal McCann Best actor award at Troia Festival.
Drama (Colour / B & W, 80 mins)
 
"Quinn's best film" - Liam O'Leary
 
Plus:
'The Island' - documentary shot on Clare Island (1966)
 
 
 
 
 
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1994
 
The Bishop's Story
 
The Remake of Budawanny
 
Still starring Donal McCann, this time playing both priest and bishop.
The film as originally written by Bob Quinn

De Facto films

 

€29.50 (inc.P&P)
 
 

Budawanny

 

€29.50 (inc.P&P)
 
 
 
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2008

 

"CINEGAEL PARADISO"

 

'One upon a time in Connemara...'

 

 

The story of Cinegael, written & directed by Robert Quinn ('Dead Bodies', 'Cré na Cille', 'Detour', 'Rásaí na Gaillimhe', 'Na Cloigne', 'Primeval' etc.)

(col. 50 mins)

€20.00 (inc. P&P)
 

 

1975

 

"CLOCH"

 

Lighting Camera: Joe Comerford

Music: Roger Doyle

Sound Mix: Pat Hayes
Recordist: C. P.Quinn
Original Idea: Cliodna Cussen
Sculptor: James McKenna
Directed & Edited: Bob Quinn (27 mins. Colour 16mm)
 
"The other outstanding bit of television during last week used no words at all. This was CLOCH, a most imaginative film about sculpture made by Bob Quinn of Cinegael... the film had enormous visual attraction. But what really set it off was the soundtrack, the work of Roger Doyle. He used, instead of words, sounds that ranged from wailing voices to animal noises: whispers, cries, music and the rhythmic tapping of hammers.
 
 
It was extraordinarily impressive as if, at times, he had caught the very sound of the stone suffering under the sculptors hammer. Another aspect of this most pleasing film was it showed very clearly how much patient, physically-exhausting, slogging work goes into sculpture in stone". - Irish Times
 
In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.
 
€20.00 (inc. P&P)
 

 
2006
 
 Music documentary on the ConTempo String Quartet and their impact as Galway's Ensemble-in-Residence, 2003-2006
(col. 50 mins)
 
€20.00 (inc.P&P)
 
 
 
 


1996

 

The Emigrant Dance

("Damhsa an Deoraí")

 

Story of the an emigrant mecca, the Galtymore Ballroom, London.<br > (Gael Media, Colour, subtitled, 50 mins)
 

€24.50 (inc.P&P)


2000

 

"Splanc Deireadh na Gaeltachta"

 

Last Spark of the Gaeltacht

 
History of the Civil Rights movement in Galway, with Donncha O h-Éallaithe  (Gael Media, Subtitled, 50 mins)
 
 
 

€24.50 (inc.P&P)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999


 

"It Must Be Done Right"

 

 

Documentary:

FEATURING Donal McCann

- 'the world's greatest actor (Newsweek)' .

His last public performance.

Prod. De Facto films (Colour, 50 mins)

 

€24.50 (inc.P&P)

 

 

 

 

1997

"Graceville"

The 'Connemaras' in Minnesota. The amazing story of the Bishop and the peasants.

(Gael Media, Colour, 50 mins)

€24.50 (inc. P&P)

 

THEY'LL NEVER SHOW THAT!

Renowned investigative journalist Joseph Mac Anthony details how he revealed corruption in the Dublin Planning Process and had to leave Ireland with his family for Canada. In conversation with Bob Quinn. (2006)

 

 

€20.00 (inc.P&P)
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1992

From: Pobal in Deutschland

 

 

 

Conamara emigrants in Germany. (Gael Media, 6 X ½ hour)

AVAILABLE NOW :

"Morris Minor"

Ireland's emigrant Trapp Family
 

 

€20.00 (inc.P&P)

 

 

1987

Pobal in LONDON

(6 x 30 mins)

In nineteen-eighties London there was a building boom which involved much demolition and site clearance. Enormous amounts of rubbish had to be removed, legally or illegally...


"The Fly-tippers"

€20.00 (inc.P&P)

 

 

1975<br >

 

Lilipup

 

Experimental, with artist Brian Bourke

 
A 'car'toon
(Colour, 25 mins)

 

 

 

 

 

€20.00 (inc. P&P)

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

"Listen!" 

 

Experimental, with composer Roger Doyle

(col. 27 mins)

 

€20.00 (inc.P&P)

 

 
1981
 

 


"Last Days of the Gaeltacht

(Spirit of the Festival Award - Celtic Film Festival)

With Desmond Fennell

 

€20.00 (inc.P&P)
 

 
1978
 

 

The Family

 1979 Documentary on the 'Screamers' in Donegal. So disturbing that RTE would not show it until 1993.<br >

(Colour, 27 mins)

 

€20.00 (inc.P&P)

 

 

1979


"CRUINNIÚ NA MBÁD"

 

The re-enactment of the traditional turf-carrying trade between Conamara and Kinvara. It had been thirty years since Johnny Jimmy MacDonncha sailed his 'Maighdean Mhara" to Kinvara. He re-enacted the voyage with his sons in 1979 and thus began the ongoing 'Cruinniú na mBád' Festival.

(Colour, 27 mins)

 

€20.00 (inc.P&P)

 


Fáilte go Conamara

 
 
for BOB QUINN films (CLICK HERE)
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NEWS

The newly restored Atlantean films

are now available on two DVDs in pristine 16:9 format.


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Check out "NADA' IMAGES
 
 
Neolithic Anti-Dealer Art
(can't be bought, sold or moved)
 
"...some form of gnarled, self-conscious, confrontational howl."
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The Atlantean Irish

 

Book & film quartet of films.

 

The historic connection between Ireland & the Orient

 

The first episode can now be viewed on 'Dailymotion'


 


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NEWS
'Kill your Darlings' , a newish novel by Bob Quinn, is now available at Kindle Store.
 
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Available at www.conamara.org
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