A Maverick Islander (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 52min

Followed by Q + A with director Margaretta D’Arcy and producers Finn Arden and Laurie Allen.

A study of Seán (John) Ó Loingsigh from South Connemara. A philosopher, a dreamer, a self-appointed chieftain, a failed playwright; the protagonist proclaims the virtue of being a minority voice. He wants to rise above the elitism associated with the game of golf, so he builds a golf course in a bog! John has further plans to entice tourists to keep Ceantar na nOileán (the islands district) alive. Can he realise his new plan or is it too radical?

A Maverick Islander is a different kind of film from activist, performer and Margaretta D’Arcy, now in her 87th year, and part of a gang with two other mavericks - Laurie Allen and Finn Arden. Margaretta is a member of Aosdána.

Léargas atá sa scannán seo ar fhear as deisceart Chonamara, Seán Ó Loingsigh. Fógraíonn Seán atá ina ealsamh, ina fhísí, ina cheann fine féincheaptha agus ina dhrámadóir gan rath gur mór an tairbhe a bhaineann le bheith ar thaobh an mhionlaigh. Ba mhaith le Seán an t-éilíteachas a bhaineann leis an ngalf a shárú agus mar sin chruthaoíonn sé cúrsa gailf sa phortach. Mar bharr ar sin tá rún aige turasóirí a mhealladh chuig Ceantar na nOileán, le beocht a choinneáil san áit. An athrú rómhór ó fhréamh atá san fhís seo, nó an éireoidh le Seán í a chuir i gcrích?

Athrú mór atá sa scannán A Maverick Islander ón obair scannánaíochta atá déanta ag Margaretta D’Arcy go dtí seo, go mór mhór sa ghníomhaíochas síochána. Sé bliana & ceithre scór atá an taibheoir agus an déantóir scannán seo i mbliana. Bean inti féin í Margaretta, agus í ag obair ar an scannán seo le beirt mavairic eile, Laurie Allen agus Finn Arden. Is ball d’Aosdána í Margaretta.

Cast

Sean Ó Loingsigh

Director

Margaretta D'Arcy

Producers

Laurie Allen, Finn Arden

Included

A Maverick Islander Q&A

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