'Adam and Paul' ride again


SMALL PRINT:AS PART OF the Homeless Film Festival 2012, Dublin’s Irish Film Institute will screen Adam and Paul, Lenny Abrahamson’s 2004 tale of two luckless Dublin drug addicts.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Abrahamson, who retains a special interest in homelessness.

The festival, which has been touring the UK in recent months, seeks to generate a greater awareness of homelessness. The festival has also presented documentaries made by people who have been homeless, offering them a chance to tell their own stories through the medium of film.

The screening in the IFI is presented in partnership with Stepping Stone, an organisation that seeks to eradicate homelessness through inclusion. Stepping Stone is working in Dublin to create community housing for people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes, attempting to build a bridge between “them” and “us”, and forming a vital reintegration support for marginalised homes and individuals.

The screening and Q&A should shine a little light on a problem that is so often seen but not heard.