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The Family

Bob Quinn


Artist's biography

Bob Quinn

Synopsis

Bob Quinn’s seminal documentary, deemed too disturbing for television viewers and not broadcast until 10 years after its completion, reveals life inside the Atlantis Commune at Burtonport, Co. Donegal where its members, The Screamers, led by English woman Jenny James, practised Reichian methods of extreme emotional self-expression.' (Sourced from http://www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-jan-2013/ on May 16th 2016)


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Title

The Family

Year

1979

Form

Short, Series

Key phrases

biographical, public access, communal living, alternative lifestyles, family

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00

Original formats

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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