Friday 10th July

Omar Sharif, RIP

Jim Sheridan pays tribute to his friend the actor Omar Sharif who died today

"The First Film" and the city of Leeds

Film-maker David Wilkinson whose documentary “The First Film” is showing in this weekend’s Galway Film Fleadh; it argues the case for the city of Leeds being the birthplace of film

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Thursday 9th July

Film reviews

Vicki Notaro and Gavin Burke review “Song Of The Sea”, “Love & Mercy” and “Ted 2”

Monday 6th July

"What Happened, Miss Simone?", documentary on Netflix

John Meagher reviews “What Happened, Miss Simone?”, a Netflix documentary on the life and career of Nina Simone

"Song Of The Sea" art exhibition

Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the multi-media interactive exhibition featuring original artwork from the Irish animated film “Song of the Sea” at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

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Thursday 2nd July

Film reviews

Brogen Hayes and Brian Lloyd review “Terminator Genisys”, “Magic Mike XXL” and “Magician: The Astonishing Life & Work of Orson Welles”

Wednesday 1st July

The Grateful Dead back on stage

John Meagher looks at the history of the psychedelic American rock band The Grateful Dead who are reforming for 50th anniversary concerts called ‘Fare Thee Well’ which will be shown in cinemas worldwide

Tuesday 30th June

"Amy", the documentary

Alan Corr reviews “Amy”, a new documentary charting the life, career and death of Amy Winehouse

Monday 29th June

A history of The Terminator

Chris Wasser with a history of The Terminator film franchise, created by James Cameron and lead character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thursday 25th June

Film reviews

Eithne Shortall and Stephen Boyd review “She’s Funny That Way”, “Slow West” and “The Overnight”



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