Film

Tuesday 23rd February

Paul O'Brien, director of "Staid"

Writer/director Paul O’Brien talks about his debut film “Staid” which follows the lives of four characters in a small town in Wexford; he wrote it as a play 15 years ago but is now showing as part of the Dublin International Film Festival

Further details:  www.diff.ie 

Monday 22nd February

Declan Recks, director of "The Truth Commissioner"

Declan Recks, director of new film “The Truth Commissioner”, based on a novel by David Park about a truth commissioner from the UK appointed to hearings in post-conflict Northern Ireland

Friday 19th February

“Fís na Fuiseoige”, a documentary by Aodh Ó Coileáin

Aodh Ó Coileáin, director of Irish-language documentary “Fís na Fuiseoige” which looks at how Irish place names reflect our sense of identity through poetry and folklore; it is showing at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Further details:  www.diff.ie

Thursday 18th February

Film reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Hilary Adam White review “Triple 9”, “Chronic”, “The Finest Hours” and “Bone Tomahawk”

Tuesday 16th February

Mary Mapes and the film "Truth"

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to the real Mary Mapes about her depiction in the film “Truth”; she was the producer of Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” which alleged George W Bush used family connections to avoid the Vietnam draft

Monday 15th February

“We Are Moving – Memories of Miss Moriarty”, a documentary by Claire Dix

Film director Claire Dix chats about the subject of her documentary “We Are Moving – Memories of Miss Moriarty” - Joan Denise Moriarty was the owner of a dance school in Cork in the 1930’s who spent four decades promoting ballet in Ireland; it is showing next week at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Further details:  www.diff.ie 

Official website:   www.clairedix.net  

Friday 12th February

Director and star of Irish film "The Survivalist"

Stephen Fingleton, director and Martin McCann, lead actor in new Irish film “The Survivalist”, the story of four characters trying to survive in a world without oil

Thursday 11th February

Film reviews

Brogen Hayes and Joe Griffin review “Zoolander 2”, “Concussion”, “Deadpool” and “A Bigger Splash” 

Wednesday 10th February

Point Break, 1991 vs 2016

Stephen Boyd compares the original 1991 film “Point Break” (with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze) with the 2016 version starring Luke Bracey and Ray Winstone

Tuesday 9th February

Cathal Black, film-maker

Film-maker Cathal Black talks about his latest film “Butterfly”, his back catalogue, the Irish film industry and being the subject of a career retrospective at the Irish Film Institute

Further details:   www.ifi.ie/cathal-black  

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