Wednesday 25th November

Todd Haynes, film director

Film-maker Todd Haynes chats about his career and his new film “Carol”, adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Friday 20th November

Film reviews

Sarah Griffin and Simon Maher review “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”, “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” and “Hand Gestures”

Monday 16th November

"Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion", the life of Máire Mhac an tSaoi

Australian film-maker Paula Kehoe explains what inspired her to make “Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion”, a documentary about the life, work and sensual poetry of Irish-language poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi

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Thursday 12th November

Film reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Gavin Burke review “Steve Jobs”, “Fathers and Daughters” and “The Lady In The Van”

Wednesday 11th November

Video games and migration

Joe Griffin on recent video games “Syrian Journey”, "Darfur Is Dying", "This War Of Mine", "Papers Please", "Journey" and "Cloud Chasers" that puts the player in the shoes of a migrant and tries to impart understanding of the desperation and hardship faced by those trying to make a better life far from home

Tuesday 10th November

Nigel Rolfe and the Light Moves Festival of Screendance

Multi-disciplinary artist Nigel Rolfe who is a guest speaker at next week’s Light Moves Festival of Screendance in Limerick, a festival celebrating dance on film

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Thursday 5th November

"Dog Bowl" by film-maker Gordy Hoffman

American film-maker Gordy Hoffman (brother of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman) talks about his short film “Dog Bowl” which is playing in the World Shorts section of the Cork Film Festival next week

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Film reviews

Alice Butler and Stephen Boyd review “Brooklyn”, “He Named Me Malala” and “Kill Your Friends”

Friday 30th October

Essay: female characters in horror films

Karla Healion (director of the Feminist Film Festival) with an essay about the typical depiction of female characters in horror films

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Thursday 29th October

Film reviews

Brogen Hayes and Joe Griffin review “Spectre” and the documentary “Listen To Me Marlon”



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