Thursday 7th January

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Simon Maher review “The Hateful Eight”, “Bolshoi Babylon” and “Last Hijack”

Wednesday 6th January

Tommy Pallotta, director of "Last Hijack"

Film director Tommy Pallotta talks about his documentary “Last Hijack”, the story of modern-day piracy in Somalia but told from the perspective of the pirates

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Monday 21st December

First Fortnight 2016 - film and Lucia Joyce

Film-makers Áine Stapleton and José Miguel Jiminez explain “Medicated Milk”, their film based on the life story of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia who spent a large part of her life in psychiatric institutions; it is showing in the film section of First Fortnight Festival 2016

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Friday 18th December

Nick Read, director of "Bolshoi Babylon"

Nick Read, director of the documentary “Bolshoi Babylon” which tells the story of the drama, backstage fighting and intrigue in the Bolshoi Ballet company that culminated in an acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin in 2013

Thursday 17th December

Film reviews

Brogen Hayes and Stephen Boyd review “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Sisters”

"Making A Murderer" on Netflix

Abie Philbin Bowman explains the story of the wrongful conviction of Steven Avery, the subject of the first of a new true-crime documentary series on Netflix - “Making A Murderer”

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Wednesday 16th December

Christmas television recommendations

Alan Corr and Arlene Hunt with a preview of what’s good on television over Christmas/New Year

Friday 11th December

The history of "Star Wars", the movie franchise

A special looking at the history and legacy of the “Star Wars” movie franchise with Harvey O’Brien, Sinead Gleeson, Joe Griffin, Maura McHugh, conductor John Wilson and actor John Boyega

Thursday 10th December

Film reviews

Joe Griffin and Clara Rose Thornton review “By The Sea” and “Grandma”

Tuesday 8th December

New documentary "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict"

Declan Long reviews a new documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” looking at the personal life of one of the great contemporary art collectors of the 20th century

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