Friday 13th May

Tarkovsky season at the Irish Film Institute

Kevin Coyne of the Irish Film Institute previews their season celebrating the films of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky

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Thursday 12th May

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Simon Maher review “Everybody Wants Some”, “Our Kind Of Traitor” and “Mustang”

Tuesday 10th May

Video games into film

Chris Wasser looks at the success, or otherwise, of video games which are turned into films

Monday 9th May

"First Citizens Speak", a short film by Deirdre O'Mahony

Artist Deirdre O’Mahony talks about how a suggestion by her GP prompted her to make “First Citizens Speak”, a short film in which older people from north Clare discuss tips for less stressful living and which is part of Bealtaine 2016

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Friday 6th May

"The Violators" by Helen Walsh, part of Deep Focus: Women In Film Festival

Novelist/film-maker Helen Walsh (with actress Lauren McQueen who plays the lead role of Shelley) talks about the storyline in her debut film “The Violators” which is being screened at this weekend’s Deep Focus: Women In Film Festival at the Triskel Arts Centre

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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”



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