Film

Wednesday 24th February

20th anniversary of the film "Michael Collins"

Neil Jordan remembers the making of "Michael Collins" 20 years ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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