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North American premiere of "The Image You Missed" at Lincoln Center's Art of the Real

11-donal_foreman_portraitDonal ForemanApr 28, 2018

After well-received festival screenings at Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Cinéma du Réel and BAFICI, Donal Foreman's feature documentary The Image You Missed will have its North American premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Art of the Real" festival on Friday, May 4th at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now.

The film was recently awarded the Grand Prize of the Avant-Garde Competition at BAFICI in Buenos Aires, as well as picking up two prizes at Cinéma du Réel in Paris: a Special Mention in the French Competition and the Prize for Best Original Music.

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“Premiering in a sidebar at Rotterdam, this elliptical compendium of archival and newly shot footage quickly became a ‘buzz’ picture among the event's more ardently cinephile attendees … [An] engaging and quietly rewarding affair … An impressionistic primer on tumultuous Ulster affairs during and after the Troubles.”

—Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“A moving and thoughtful first-person essay film … No longer beholden to his elder’s legacy, Foreman seems poised to carve out one of his own.”
—Jordan Cronk, Film Comment

“[An] exquisite, elliptical autobiographical essay film … one of the most charged and beautifully weighted essay films of recent times.”
—Kieran Corliss, Sight & Sound

“A genuinely thrilling piece of familial investigative journalism ... as captivating as it is stylistically inspired.”
—Joshua Brunsting, CriterionCast.com

“Foreman has … plumbed his own unique circumstance to explore deep, delicate questions of national socio-political soul-searching … In seeking to locate an individual through his art, Foreman has demonstrated above all his own profound prowess as a maker and interrogator of images.”
—Ronan Doyle, Scannain.com

“A meticulous and challenging comparison of two different ways of being a man, a citizen, and a filmmaker.”
—Chloé-Galibert-Laîné, DesistFilm.com

“A film full of vulnerability and bravery”
—Síomha McQuinn, Film Ireland

“A wonderful Oedipal essay”
—Tara Brady, The Irish Times