2011 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere


7:00 PM

Directed by: Risteard Ó Domhnaill


Carnegie Institution for Science


7:15 PM

Venue: AFI Silver Theatre

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series

THE PIPE (Ireland, 2010, 83 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere This is the story of a community tragically divided over a pipe that could bring economic prosperity or destruction to a way of life shared for generations. The Pipe is set in a remote and tranquil corner of western Ireland at Broadhaven Bay and the tiny village of Rossport, where 2007 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Willy Corduff has lived his entire life. The unique nature of the coastline, which has sustained generations of farmers and fishermen, has also delivered to Shell Oil the perfect landfall for the Corrib Gas Pipeline. In the most dramatic clash of cultures in modern Ireland, the rights of farmers over their fields, and of fishermen over their fishing grounds, has come in direct conflict with one of the world’s most powerful oil companies. (—Irish Film Board/ Bord Scannán na hÉireann) Directed by Risteard Ó Domhnaill. Produced by Rachel Lysaght. Official Selection, 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

Welcome by Peter Fox-Penner, Principal and Chair Emeritus, The Brattle Group (Carnegie Institution for Science only). Discussion with filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill follows both screenings.

Read Variety’s review

Ticket/Reservation Info:

7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle, 19th St. exit. Red Line)

(Metrobuses: S1, S2, S4, S9, G2)

FREE. No reservations required.

7:15 pm, Friday, March 25, 2011

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.(Metro: Silver Spring, Northside exit. Red line)

(Metrobuses: 70, 71, S2, S4, 79, S9)

Tickets: $11, General Admission; $9, Seniors (+65), Students (with valid ID) and Military; $8.50, AFI Members and $7, Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 min. before the film) or online at www.afi.com/silver.

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