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Moira Tierney

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Antibalas at the Brooklyn Museum
Antibalas at the Brooklyn Museum
Moira Tierney graduated from University College Dublin (BA) followed by a Masters in Fine Arts (DNSEP) from líEcole Nationale díArts de Cergy-Pontoise in Paris. She was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to Anthology Film Archives in 1998.


In 2000 she travelled to Moscow, St. Petersburg & Yekaterinburg with her films as part of a program of American Avant-Garde cinema. American Dreams #3 was listed as one of the best films of 2003 by the 5th Annual Village Voice Film Critics Poll.


Her films are distributed by Third World Newsreel & the Film-Makerís Co-operative in New York & by the Collectif Jeune Cinema in Paris.
Tiger Me Bollix
Tiger Me Bollix
TIGER ME BOLLIX (Super-8mm/16mm, 2000)
Winnie Collins & Gang whoop it up beside the caravans where they live in Dublin's South Docks. The film was shot at their request; the music was composed & recorded subsequently in New York.
Image Moira Tierney
Sound Andrew Lampert
Liberty Kids
Liberty Kids
Radio Haiti
Radio Haiti
Circus
Circus
RADIO HAITI (16mm, 2001)
New York's Haitian community take it to the bridge to protest years of mortal policing
Image & sound Moira Tierney


YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD SNAKE DOWN (16mm,2000)
For a long time Saint Patrick has been touted as the redemptor of Pagan Ireland: the man who rid the country of its snake population. We felt it was time the to redress give the snakes their due. The All-Star cast includes Maria Montez, Jackie Chan and an assortment of Irish and British politicians. Scenes of harem and combat are presided over by the Virgin Mary and set to the score of a medieval tarantella, or spider dance. It's all in the Eye of the Chameleon ...
Masha Godovannaya & Moira Tierney


CIRCUS (Super-8mm/VHS,2003)
Hot grainy tightrope walkers, Chinese acrobats, Russian human towers & an inverted Wall of Death ...
Image Moira Tierney, Sound Dalius Naujokaitis


RIDE CITY (1999)
The twin-screen battle for survival of Dublin's inner city Smithfield Horse Market
Image Moira Tierney
Sound Giles Packham


AMERICAN DREAMS #1 & #2
The first two instalments of a continuing saga: Lust for Wander & Running Free
Image Moira Tierney
Sound Blondie
You Can
You Can't Keep a Good Snake Down
AMERICAN DREAMS #3 (16mm, 2002)
One of the most remarkable sights was the mass movement of people, on foot, along highways usually reserved for motorized traffic. The Brooklyn & Manhattan bridges, as well as the FDR Drive, which runs along the East River from lower to upper Mantattan, became human rivers with an unhurried but steady flow & no end in sight.
Image Moira Tierney
Sound Charlemagne Palestine
Moira Tierney
New York, NY
New York
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Web Links
www.moiratierney.net
www.film-makerscoop.com
www.mediarights.org
www.twn.org
www.irishartsreview.com
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