Premier Hosted by Dungarvan Lions Club In Aid of The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind On Saturday 23rd April @ 7pm
We are delighted and honoured to announce that we are one of only two cinemas in the entire country, and the sole theatre outside of Dublin, to screen the fascinating documentary, Who Is Dervla Murphy? This intimate film portrait of Ireland’s foremost travel writer, and Waterford woman, Dervla Murphy, is running exclusively here at SGC Dungarvan and in Movies-At-Dundrum for a limited time only. Travelling to the big screen on 23rd April, for six nights only, Who Is Dervla Murphy? charts the riveting odyssey of Ireland’s most prolific travel writer. An inspirational figure, Dervla is a fiercely independent woman, who did not allow repressive societal conventions to confine her desires and dreams, journeying around the world as a single woman, conveying her unique innate strength, and recording all of the wondrous sights she witnessed.
The premiere will take place here at SGC Dungarvan on Saturday 23rd April. Hosted by Dungarvan Lions Club in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, the event will open with a wine reception at 7pm, with the screening beginning at 7.30pm.
Her adventures led her on a five decade long journey, to every corner of the world, each experience transformed into a successful and enthralling book. Embarking on voyages most people only dream about, she travelled to Tibet, Cameroon, Rwanda, Peru, Ethiopia, Cuba and Siberia, drinking in all she saw with wonder, curiosity, and an astute political sensibility. Her first book, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle, has been the inspiration for many to follow in her footsteps, while subsequent books such as Race to Finish, The Nuclear Stakes, and A Place Apart, which focuses on Northern Ireland, reveal that Dervla’s thoughts were never far from politics.
Detailing her esteemed professional life, this rousing documentary also airs rare footage of Dervla’s personal life, showing clips of her family home in Lismore, as well as interviews with her daughter Rachel, actor Michael Palin, publisher John Murray, and broadcaster and fellow travel writer Manchan Magan. From Mixed Bag Media, in association with County Waterford Arts Office, Who Is Dervla Murphy? is the winner of Best Documentary at the Waterford Film Festival, and has been noted for Official Selection at a host of other valued festivals, including Galway Film Festival, Chicago Irish Film Festival, and Banff International Film Festival. An unmissable experience, Who Is Dervla Murphy? journeys to screens on 23rd April.