Music-Related Films at the Corona Cork Film Festival


Opening Gala:

The Great Flood
Sun 11th Nov | 8.30pm | Cork Opera House

The Great Flood is a film-music collaboration by Bill Morrison and Bill Frisell based on and inspired by the catastrophic Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and the ensuing transformation of American society. In association with Note Productions, we are proud to present The Great Flood as our opening night event this November 11th at the Cork Opera House. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, this will be the only Irish date for this very special performance.

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Corona Cork Film Festival and Note Productions present: The Great Flood

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Irish premiere of My Father And The Man In Black
Sat. 17th Nov | 8.30pm | Triskel | Book tickets

My Father And The Man In Black is a universal and troubling tale of the very real walls that parents can build around themselves. Director Jonathan Holiff's father, Saul, was Cash's manager in the 1960's and 70's.

Holiff explores the Johnny-and-Saul relationship as a means to finally get to know his father and, ultimately himself. Saul Holiff's audio diaries reveal a tortured soul who lamented his long absenses, who neglected his wife and children, who drank too much and who hit his own rock bottom just as his client hit the big time. In the end, the movie tells a universal story about fathers and sons.

The director will introduce the screening.


Art Will Save The World
Wed 14th Nov | 8.30pm | Triskel | Book tickets

Luke Haines is often described as one of the great English contemporary songwriters, a man who launched Britpop and jumped ship as soon as it set sail. His wry commentaries respect few boundaries and his musical arrangements are uniquely suited to both the worlds of music and film. Art Will Save The World explores the work, legacy, struggles, battles and future of this perennial outsider of Britpop and the British music scene.

[The film] treats Haines' mind as it's always been: disturbing, intelligent, darkly curious without qualms or apology, and very, very funny.
The Quietus

The director will introduce the screening


Punk In Africa
Tues 13th Nov | 8.30PM | Triskel | Book tickets

Three chords, three countries, one revolution: Punk In Africa is the story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three southern African countries; South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In these societies, the punk subculture represented a genuinely radical political impulse, playing out against a backdrop of intense political struggle, economic hardship and even civil war.

Punk In Africa traces this previously until-now untold story from its roots in the underground rock music of early 1970s Johannesburg to the rise of celebratory African-inspired ska bands which sprang up from Cape Town to Maputo in the democratic era of the 1990s.

A labour of love that’s full of rare archival footage and wry testimoniesThe Wire Magazine


Good Vibrations
Fri 16th | 9pm | Gate Cinema | Book tickets

Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city’s nascent underground punk scene. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an alternative Ulster, to bring his city back to life.

Best Irish Feature FilmGalway Film Fleadh

The directors will introduce the screening.

Louder Than War's Top 10 great Belfast punk songs

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Hit So Hard
Mon 12th | 10.30pm | Triskel | Book tickets

Hit So Hard is the never-before-seen, backstage account of the band Hole, told using hours of footage recorded by the band's drummer, Patty Schemel. Combined with new interviews featuring candid discussions about her sexuality, addiction and homelessness, this documentary recounts the stories of Love and Cobain but firmly positions Schemel centre stage. Schemel's tale is a harrowing one, of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption.


Wild Rivers
Winthrop Avenue, Winthrop Lane, Cork

7th May 2022 @ 7:30 pm
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