Director Catherine Owens' 3D Dance documentary - Colin Dunne: Scultping Space - promises to thrill at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow February 14th.
Premiering at JDIFF on February 19th, this is the only 3D film selected to screen at this year's festival. The film will screen at Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, on Tuesday 19th February and will be released theatrically in cinemas later in the year.
In Colin Dunne - Sculpting Space, Owens explores the creative journey of the renowned dancer, from his early days as a young Irish dance champion, through his ensemble work with Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, to his groundbreaking solo show Out of Time. Interviews with Dunne and his collaborators, archival film, and an exquisite 3D exposition of his acclaimed recent work, combine to make not just a documentary record of the work of a compelling dancer, but an absorbing meditation on the process of artistic creation itself.
Catherine Owens established her 3D directing credentials with the celebrated music documentary feature U2:3D. First screened by special invitation at Cannes Film Festival, and subsequently released worldwide, The New York Times spotlighted that film as an "aesthetic landmark.... that deserves to be described as a work of art". In Colin Dunne - Sculpting Space, she revisits her fascination with movement, music and the challenges of creativity. She commented: "The film includes a series of interviews and performance footage from Out Of Time filmed especially for this documentary. Using excerpts from works past and present, and interviewing some of those who have influenced and supported Colin during the past 30 years we have crafted a refreshing and thoughtful look into the creative process of the solo artist."
Owens paid tribute to supporters and investors in the film including broadcaster BSkyB, (which is screening the film on its Sky Arts 3D and HD channels) and to The Irish Film Board, whose participation has been "completely invaluable", she said. She also thanked a number of private investors "whose belief in the project has been inspiring", and said she is delighted that the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be the springboard to global exposure of the film and of its perspective on Dunne's work.