PYJAMA GIRLS and ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES with special guest NEIL WATKINS
An evening of powerful Irish documentary cinema at The Sugar Club on Leesons St, to support the campaign to elect Haskins as the youngest ever independent in Dáil Eireann (www.dylanhaskins.ie). The screening of short documentary Roll Up Your Sleeves will be introduced by Haskins, followed by acclaimed, IFTA nominated 2010 documentary PYJAMA GIRLS Also featuring a performance by Neil Watkins, tickets are available for a donation of €10.
Wednesday 23rd February
Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES (27mins)
Roll Up Your Sleeves was shot over a two year period by Haskins and his friends. The film begins by focusing on the non-profit all ages gigs in the now infamous 'Hideaway House' in Ireland and leads him to drive US folk punk band Ghost Mice on their European tour - and to the conclusion that this is all about much more than music.
PYJAMA GIRLS (72mins)
It's a phenomenon that began in Dublin and spread far and wide. Yet the girls who wear pyjamas as daywear, all day everyday, aren't interested in grabbing attention. With many tender and often hilarious moments, Pyjama Girls traces the explosive micro-dramas of teenage life against the bleak backdrop of Dublin's inner city flats.
The film focuses on 15 year old Lauren and her best friend Tara. Lauren's future hangs in the balance as she regularly takes part in street violence with rival teen gangs and faces expulsion from school. Over the course of the film we learn about the challenges that life throws her - from her addict mother to the disruptive world of the flats - and understand the crucial importance of her friendship with Tara.
In the booming, crashing world of the flats, it's the boys who make themselves heard. Meanwhile, the pyjama girls express themselves through the visual language of young women - clothes and fashion - in candy pinks, hot purples and brushed cotton: a soft, silent revolution.