Town Out Of Time is a short Irish film by Micheal Twomey. Using the town of Youghal as a representative environment for an investigation, Twomey takes a sociological perspective in questioning how a combination of planning, landscape and job loss act to define contemporary place.
The film’s purpose is to present the issues as a macrocosm of a national and international trend of what happens when external forces take a stranglehold of a community’s destiny.
Town Out Of Time recently featured in an Irish Times series of articles focusing on the same issues and has attracted interest from communities in Germany and Italy who are seeking to screen it as an example of what went wrong in Ireland.
Twomey is a recent graduate of UCC where he recently completed a Masters in Film Theory and Analysis. He currently teaches English and History and contributes as a journalist to various Munster newspapers.
There will be a Q and A session with the director after the screening hosted by Paul Tarpey Joint Programme Leader from the Masters Course in Social Practice and the Creative Environment LSAD.
Belltable this Friday 4th November 2011