The Silver Branch


3Below Tue, Mar 12, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:Ireland
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Katrina Costello
Producer:Ken O'Sullivan
Screenwriter:Patrick McCormack
Music:James Dorman
Cinematographer:Katrina Costello
Cast:Patrick McCormack
John Joe Conway


A poignant celebration of natural life

The Burren, in Western Ireland, is an ancient and wild place, filled with natural beauty, and farms that have been handed down through many generations. Patrick McCormack, a poet and farmer, who genuinely wants to live on the land as his ancestors did, is appalled to learn of a government plan to turn this tranquil community into a tourist destination--essentially destroying a cherished way of life. Through his hypnotic narration, accompanied by music and images to fill the heart and lift the spirit, Patrick exquisitely illustrates how a poorly conceived plan could profoundly alter the destiny of this mesmerizing land and its people. -Shari Clare

Preceded by the music video: Mean Streak; Director: Sarah Leibman; Length: 5 min; Country: USA (Part of the Official Music Video Competition)

Sponsored by Applied Materials
Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce

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