Bargaintown is a prescient meditation on urban decay made by a young German filmmaker in Dublin in 1988.
Featuring interviews with antique dealers, barbers and barmen, it is a record of the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, years before the Celtic Tiger changed its very fabric. Highlights include an auction at Tormey Brothers, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen's Club on Wellington Quay, and performances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley. The film was rapturously received at its recent Dublin premiere at the IFI Documentary Festival 2015.
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