Nov 07 2016 Posted: 12:57 GMT

Niall McCann and Lost in France, Thursday November 10th, 2pm, Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

Niall McCann is a filmmaker and writer living in Dublin and originally from Dundalk, Ireland. He is the writer director of a number of creative documentaries for both TV and cinema. His debut film, Art Will Save the World released in 2013 and screened at a number of film festivals around the world to critical acclaim. Later the same year he followed this with the BAI/ Setanta funded An Exiles Home in the Bronx about Irish Emigrants living in New York. He is a graduate of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media’s MA in Production and Direction. Niall writes a weekly culture article for The Dundalk Democrat as well as other publications like The Thin Air and Ragged Words.

Niall will be speaking regarding his current work in progress, the documentary Lost In France, whichwill be released in the UK and Ireland by Artificial Eye Curzon in March 2017. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 and the Galway Film Fleadh 2016.

Lost In France explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the ‘90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground. Featuring The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Franz Ferdinand, and other seminal acts, this is an intimate film exploring friendship, creativity and music.

On the journey, we re-visit a defining, chaotic trip early in the musicians’ careers – re-staging a concert in Brittany that connects the characters in life (and on stage) for the first time in many years.

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