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      Song of Granite

      Released Nov 15, 2017 1h 44m Biography History Drama Music TRAILER for Song of Granite: Trailer 1 List Song of Granite: Trailer 1 Song of Granite: Trailer 1 1:50 View more videos
      85% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 62% Audience Score 50+ Ratings The life story of traditional sean-nos singer Joe Heaney, from County Galway, Ireland. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Leslie Felperin Guardian The biographical details are of far less interest to Collins than the music, and the film will be a particular delight to lovers of Irish folk music, with its keening textures and melancholic tones. Rated: 4/5 Dec 15, 2017 Full Review Mark Matousek Slant Magazine Director Pat Collins's approach to visual composition is more interesting in theory than practice. Rated: 1.5/4 Dec 13, 2017 Full Review Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times More than the story of an individual, the film is a stirring tribute to endangered folk traditions. Dec 7, 2017 Full Review Allen Almachar The MacGuffin I admired Song of Granite much more than I 'enjoyed' it. Rated: B- Jul 10, 2020 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Maven's Nest Using an impressionistic, avant-garde style...its beauty and heartbreaking sense of lost connection to the past expresses much more than the usual corny sentimentalism. Rated: 8/10 Dec 31, 2019 Full Review Brigid Presecky FF2 Media Song of Granite is a unique portrait of a man's life; breathtakingly cinematic in black and white film. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I loved this film! I'm sure it's not for everyone, but I found it very touching and emotional. It reflects an Irish homeland that my parents grew up in and tells a story that I had heard from many different people growing up. It also is masterfully produced and uses skillful filmmaking to really draw you in. I highly recommend it!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review dj l a 'fun' 1940s ride with boring acting and horrible plot. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/17/17 Full Review Audience Member A quietly stunning, gorgeously shot biopic about enigmatic Irish folk singer Joe Heaney that's as much a tribute to his homeland as the artist himself. Assembled almost wholly as a collection of painterly b&w static shots, this unconventional biography is light on narrative but overflowing with the stark beauty of its cinematography and Heaney's haunting songs. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The life story of traditional sean-nos singer Joe Heaney, from County Galway, Ireland.
      Director
      Pat Collins
      Producer
      Alan Maher, Jessie Fisk, Martin Paul-Hus
      Screenwriter
      Pat Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride, Sharon Whooley
      Distributor
      Oscilloscope Laboratories
      Production Co
      Marcie Films, Amérique Film
      Genre
      Biography, History, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 15, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 6, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $9.4K
      Runtime
      1h 44m
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