Wednesday November 11 at 6pm

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Nov 11 6:00 pm

Virtual Chat with the Makers of A Call to Arts

Join us for a virtual chat with the local film maker Christopher Kepple and local historian Cormac O'Malley as they discuss their new documentary, A Call to Arts.

This film explores Helen Hooker and Ernie O’Malley’s lives and their contributions to the arts in a newly independent Ireland. The film examines the photography and sculpture of Helen Hooker, and her marriage with Irish soldier and author, Ernie O’Malley. It's an artistic journey in Ireland that takes place from 1935-1975. A Call to Arts is not only about Helen Hooker and Ernie O’Malley in Ireland but also about their youngest son Cormac's mission to discover their incredible legacy. 

The unlikely pair fell in love in New York and together they helped change the shape of the arts in Ireland in the 20th Century.  A Call to Arts showcases insights from over twenty-two interviews in conversation with rich archival images and video, some never seen before, to describe a turbulent and inspired arts journey through a newly independent Ireland. The film will seek to examine the intersection of modernism in arts and literature and Irish independence. They were a couple who, by all accounts, made it their work to see Ireland not for how it was, but for what it could become.


A Call to Arts will be airing on CPTV on Monday, November 16 at 10:00p.m. and repeats Saturday, November 21 at 9:00a.m. and Sunday, November 22 at 7:00p.m., and on Spirit network on 

 Friday, November 20 at 8:00p.m. and Saturday, November 21 at 4:00p.m.

(Note, this film will also be shown at the Mystic Luxury Cinema as a part of the Mystic Film Festival on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30pm and Saturday, October 24 at 2pm, so you have plenty of opportunities to view the film before the talk!)

Tickets $10. Click here to purchase.  A private link to the chat will be emailed to ticket holders approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the event.

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