Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



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

Tuesday 9th February

Cathal Black, film-maker

Film-maker Cathal Black talks about his latest film “Butterfly”, his back catalogue, the Irish film industry and being the subject of a career retrospective at the Irish Film Institute

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Thursday 4th February

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Gavin Burke review “Dad’s Army”, “Trumbo” and “Strangerland” 

Wednesday 3rd February

Michael Kinirons, writer of the film "Strangerland"

Irish writer Michael Kinirons talks about his screenplay for the film “Strangerland” starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes

Wednesday 27th January

Film reviews

Sarah Griffin and Chris Wasser review “Spotlight”, “The 33” and “Youth”

Tuesday 26th January

Tom McCarthy, director of "Spotlight"

Tom McCarthy, director of the film “Spotlight” which tells the story of the investigation by reporters at the Boston Globe which exposed the widespread cover-up of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the Boston diocese

Thursday 21st January

Film reviews

Eithne Shortall and Brian Lloyd review “The Big Short”, “Our Brand Is Crisis” and “The Assassin”

Wednesday 20th January

"Born and Reared", a documentary about men in post-conflict Northern Ireland

Director Henrietta Norton and director of photography Dan Dennison talk about their documentary “Born and Reared”, set in Northern Ireland 21 years after the first ceasefire and addressing issues of male identity post-conflict

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