Puss in Boots Panto – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 83
The legendary Panto Puss in Boots comes to Our Lady’s Hall, Mourne Road, Drimnagh.
This amateur production has the whole community busily involved. Locals from Crumlin and Drimnagh offer their spare time and skills to help production, from acting and costume design to set design, electrics and carpentry. This is a play made by the local community for the local community.
Our Lady’s Hall still produce panto productions each year. Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann (A View of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series. It was distributed to cinemas throughout the country to promote the Irish language. The first 36 issues were produced as single-topic films which were released monthly, followed in 1959 by weekly, multi-story newsreels featuring a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine-style items. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition.
This film is also part of Children on Film. To see more from the collection, click here.
With kind permission of Gael Linn.
IFI recommendation: 6+