Thursday 5th May

Film reviews

Justin MacGregor and Alice Butler review “Knight of Cups” and “Bad Neighbours 2”

Director and screenwriter of "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Film director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Nicholas Martin talk about their latest film “Florence Foster Jenkins”, starring Meryl Streep as a New York heiress who dreamed of being an opera star despite being a terrible singer

Wednesday 4th May

“Hubert Butler - Witness To The Future”, a documentary by Johnny Gogan

Film-maker Johnny Gogan explains his documentary “Hubert Butler - Witness To The Future”, about the writer and essayist Hubert Butler of Kilkenny who journeyed through Stalinist Russia of the early 1930s, through pre­-war Vienna where he worked to smuggle Jews into Ireland and to his exposure of the hidden genocide of half a million Orthodox Serbs in Croatia

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Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives” - Irish popular culture and 1916

Dr Susanne Colleary, theatre academic and one of the creators of “Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives”, a new cinematic installation in public libraries showing how Irish popular culture reflected the political and revolutionary tensions of 1916 as seen through the eyes of fictitious music hall performer Kitty Kelly

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Thursday 28th April

Film reviews

Brogen Hayes and Hilary White review “Captain America: Civil War”, “Demolition”, “Son of Saul” and “Atlantic”

Monday 25th April

A history of Captain America

Chris Wasser with a history of the character of Captain America, from his first appearance 75 years ago in Marvel comics to his latest depiction on film

Friday 22nd April

Profile of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

Photographer Jackie Nickerson profiles the controversial American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe ahead of the release of a new documentary “Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures”

Thursday 21st April

Film reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Gavin Burke review “Bastille Day”, “Louder Than Bombs” and “Miles Ahead”

Friday 15th April

Terence Davies, film director

Film director Terence Davies talks about his style of film-making, his latest film “A Quiet Passion” about the life of American poet Emily Dickenson, he is receiving an Outstanding Contribution to Film Award at next week’s Belfast Film Festival

Thursday 14th April

Film reviews

Clara Rose Thornton and Chris Wasser review “Eye In The Sky”, “The Brand New Testament” and “Despite The Falling Snow”



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