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Barbed Wire Love 5: Dusty Raves (N/C 15+)

22 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
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Fifty-two years since the commencement of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, Barbed Wire Love presents intimate tales from those who stayed, those who left and those who passed through. Sisters and brothers, those who danced at raves, those who had good intentions and those who did not. Chance encounters, intimate first-person cinema and the unreliability of history and biography create space for wry humour and tiny ecstasies.

Dusty Bluebells, a remarkable 1970s portrait of street songs and games, is paired with Dancing on Narrow Ground. Commissioned by Channel 4 but never aired on television as it trod on too many toes, Des Bell’s film is part mission impossible, part rain sodden Greecian tragedy as two groups of young ravers from Belfast try to reach rave heaven in the legendary Kelly’s Nightclub on Northern Ireland’s North Atlantic coast.

Curated by Myrid Carten and Peter Taylor.

  • Duration 1h45m
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