Sojourn – The Sneak Preview
Published: 8th June 2015
Sojourn by Offaly Filmmaker Paddy Slattery, is a visual, musical and poetic meditation, about a writer named Aedh (Tristan Heanue) who finds a new muse. Her name is Aislinn (Nichola MacEvilly); a beautiful, playful and mischievous distraction.
He falls in love hard but with his ordered lifestyle he soon struggles to quench her insatiable desires. We follow Aedh through the emotional highs and devastating lows of his sojourn.
The film is inspired by the Yeats poem “Aedh wishes for the cloths of heaven” and this screening and event coincides the 150th anniversary of Yeats birth in 1865.
Containing two chapters, Sojourn features originally penned poetry by Slattery himself narrated by songwriter Brendan Graham; alongside an originally composed score by Dave McCune and cinematography by Gerard Walsh.
A sneak preview of Sojourn will be held at Tullamore Library on June 18th at 8pm as part of a Yeats inspired themed evening celebrating Yeats 150th anniversary. The evening includes a wine reception, some Yeats recitals and music by special guests of the renowned variety (including Cathy Jordan of Dervish and Brendan Graham) a showing of Sojourn and a Q&A with cast and crew.
The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited so reserving a place is advisable by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.