Liberty Hall Film

Liberty Hall Film

Postby Paddy » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:24 pm

Hi
I have made a 24 minute documentary about the building Liberty Hall. It features interviews with the architect Desmond Rea O'Kelly, Critic Shane O'Toole, Architectural Historian Ellen Rowley, Poet Theo Dorgan and Trade Unionist Des Geraghty. You can get more info and see extracts from the film on http://www.paddycahill.com. I'll post info any future screenings.

Also there is an article in this months Dubliner magazine about the building, as part of it they have a petition on their website to save Liberty Hall. To sign it go to http://www.thedubliner.ie and its located on the right hand column of the main page.

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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Keen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:01 pm

Ah that was nice :) sigh, does it really have to go?
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby shanahap » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:57 pm

Yes it is a shame to see it go. Would like to see the full movie, post any info of screenings.
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Paddy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:23 pm

Liberty Hall will be screened at the Blackbox in Belfast next Thursday the 3rd of July at 7.30pm.
Karen Latimer will also chair a discussion on Conservation and Restoration on Modernist buildings, with Graham Moore and Robert Miles of Consarc on the current proposals for the restoration of Transport House.
See attached or visit the below sites for more info.
http://www.paddycahill.com
http://www.blackboxbelfast.com
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby notjim » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:25 pm

Great flyer!
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby cgcsb » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:01 pm

is there any news on the future of liberty hall?
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Paddy » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:36 pm

cgcsb wrote:is there any news on the future of liberty hall?


Not much news lately, I understand Gilroy McMahon are working on a design to replace the present building.

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/property/2008/0103/1198880258007.html
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Adolf Luas » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:06 pm

Check out The Twentieth Century Society's current building of the month.
http://www.c20society.org.uk/docs/building/current.html
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Re: Liberty Hall Film RTE1 May11th 20:30

Postby Paddy » Thu May 07, 2009 10:59 am

Hi

This documentary will be on next Monday the 11th of May on RTE1 at 20:30.

more at http://www.paddycahill.com

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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby missarchi » Thu May 07, 2009 12:12 pm

what about the emigrants?;)
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby magwea » Thu May 07, 2009 9:29 pm

This looks very good, will definitely be checking this out. Thanks for the heads-up.

And plans for more Irish architecture related documentaries?
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Paddy » Sat May 09, 2009 5:43 pm

magwea wrote:This looks very good, will definitely be checking this out. Thanks for the heads-up.

And plans for more Irish architecture related documentaries?


Thanks,

No plans for anymore architecture documentaries but would like to, any ideas?!
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby The Denouncer » Tue May 12, 2009 7:53 am

Paddy wrote:Thanks,

No plans for anymore architecture documentaries but would like to, any ideas?!


Really enjoyed that documentary last night, perhaps one about Croke Park or the inspriration behind the IFSC.
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby cgcsb » Tue May 12, 2009 9:10 am

I'm afraid I missed it. Did they show a potential design for it's replacement? any good?
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Pepsi » Tue May 12, 2009 2:08 pm

cgcsb wrote:I'm afraid I missed it. Did they show a potential design for it's replacement? any good?


they showed nothing like that at all.
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby lostexpectation » Tue May 12, 2009 8:55 pm

damnit missed it and it isn't on the rte player :/
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby magwea » Tue May 12, 2009 9:29 pm

Watch the trailer on http://www.paddycahill.com, then insert 20 minutes of Shane O'Toole shouting over traffic, gives you a pretty good idea of what you missed.

I enjoyed it though, good to see architecture related stuff on rte that isn't about once-off housing down the country somewhere.

Paddy- I'd love to see a feature length documentary on the architecture of Liam McCormack. RTE radio did an interesting series called The Architect's Eye while it was good it would have work much better as television. I wonder if it was popular enough to justify?
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby murrmurr » Wed May 13, 2009 1:26 am

Paddy wrote:Not much news lately, I understand Gilroy McMahon are working on a design to replace the present building.

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/property/2008/0103/1198880258007.html



you mean

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/property/2008/0103/1198880258007.html

ireland.com is now a news/travel portal thingy
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Paddy » Fri May 15, 2009 11:11 am

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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri May 15, 2009 2:29 pm

Thanks Paddy, got a chance to watch it there, very nicely put together and to be fair included much more than the worthy comment of Shane O'Toole.

You don't often see a shot of the original from the north side -

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It was such a simple structure to start with that any alteration no matter how insignificant would always impact heavily, and likely adversely. What stands today bears little relation to the original, such a shame it was tampered with and routinely neglected thereafter.

(Hope you don't mind the screen grab Paddy.)
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby missarchi » Fri May 15, 2009 2:41 pm

I think I need to break the cables...

We're sorry but RTÉ player is currently only available to viewers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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this is how great the internet is...
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby GregF » Fri May 15, 2009 5:12 pm

Saw this programme on RTE the other night. Very good insight into the history of the building.

Incredible how it once looked quite similar to the Altro Vetro building that's now down the docks.

An overhall and makeover of Liberty Hall would be great. Give it back it's original glory. Gas how the 'botchers' have fucked this building up too in the space of just 40 years, plastering over the mosaic tiles, putting in that unsuitable and awful glass etc....

A good programme, Well done Paddy!
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby green_jesus » Fri May 15, 2009 5:38 pm

Right ok this rte player yoke just wont work for me at all.

Is there a torrent I could download or even a youtube link?
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby lostexpectation » Fri May 15, 2009 6:05 pm

you wouldn't be suggesting breaching copyright green jesus, are you outside ireland,or have you not got flash installed properly, if paddy doesn't intend releasing on dvd or trying to sell it other broadcsters it he could release it to public domain, bittorrent but he has to at least break even first/pay himself
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Re: Liberty Hall Film

Postby lostexpectation » Fri May 15, 2009 6:17 pm

that a cool photo of liberty hall at night inspired by
eric mendalsohn photographs of his buildings
http://greaterbuffalo.blogs.com/photos/jn_adamamas/schocken_stuttgart.html

i see the reason for your poster

the light/dark flip isn't something i never really noticed before,I guess its is diminished a bit by the reflective glass covering, the footage they show after is of liberty hall with a random amount of its windows lit up, rather then all of them maybe there should be one night a year where buildings leave all their lights on?? :)
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