BERNADETTE by Duncan Campbell. 2008. 37 min.
An ode to the hypnotizing power of Bernadette Devlin, an Irish revolutionary and fierce defender of civil rights. In a breathtaking assemblage of interviews and found footage, the young firebrand’s call for justice blazes, still relevant today.
KEEP IT A SECRET by Sean Duggan. 2021. 61 min.
Tracing parallels between the beaches of Rockaway and those of the Irish coast, Keep It A Secret recalls the DIY beginnings of the Emerald Isle’s unique surf culture and its intersection with the infamous Troubles, a violent period of political upheaval and civil unrest in Northern Ireland.
Thanks to Duncan Campbell and LUX.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.