The Joycean Society, Dir. Dora García, Belgium, 2013, 53 min., English
A famously mammoth and difficult text, James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
(1939) has long been regarded as a labyrinth of interpretations. In The Joycean Society
(2013), Spanish artist and filmmaker Dora García follows the activities of a small, Zurich-based group of Joyce enthusiasts who have met weekly for over thirty years to share their observations and interpretations of the Irish writer’s famed text. The film documents the group’s debates and discussions over their heavily annotated and well-thumbed copies of the book, depicting the importance of both the text and the rituals surrounding the group’s meetings.
This screening will be followed by an informal discussion led by Dr. Joe Brooker and Professor Finn Fordham.
This screening is presented in collaboration with LUX with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
A special reading event dedicated to Finnegans Wake
will take place before the screening in the ICA Studio at 2pm, hosted by director Dora García.
ICA Studio 2–4pm: Finnegans Wake reading group
ICA Cinema 1 4:30pm: Film screening
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