Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

The Patriot Game (1978)

Location ICA London, Director Arthur MacCaig, Country France, Duration 93, Date Event has passed

Arthur MacCaig’s thorough and thoughtful essay film examines the conflict in Northern Ireland over ten years from 1968 and 1978, covering the period at the height of The Troubles. Combining a decades worth of newsreel with his own searing footage of street riots, police violence and fire bomb attacks, MacCaig (father of Donal Foreman, dir. The Image You Missed) constructs a blistering and emotional portrait of those at the centre of the armed struggle. Premiering at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival, MacCaig’s film was hailed on its release for its rawness and intelligence and it remains a vital and revelatory piece of radical political filmmaking.

In Partnership with The Essay Film Festival.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

If you like this… Donal Foreman’s The Image You Missed also screens on Sep 8