Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30 and living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed, avoiding fully living her life due to the fact that she is crippled by the loss of her twin brother. ... See full summary »
The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
John Joesph Mcneill,
The tide is slowly coming in and Finn, a worthless low-rent hood, has been dropped on an isolated beach, his feet set in concrete. Finn's misery is compounded when Jack, a hard and edgy ... See full summary »
Set in Dublin, the film follows a close knit group of twenty-something friends as they are forced to confront the reality of lives and friendships which have gone unchallenged and unchanged since their teenage years.
Timid Mr Curtin cycles below sea level to begin his first day at work at the mysterious Ministry. He's determined to succeed and so prove himself worthy of the beautiful Miss Kennedy. But ... See full summary »
Lisa Barros D'Sa,
In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
The decision to film with anamorphic lenses was to partly reflect Terri Hooley's impaired vision and how he sees the world differently from most people. See more »
During the concert in the Ulster Hall, a punk is seen wearing a Casualties patch.The Casualties were formed in 1990. See more »
When I look out at youse all gathered here, it confirms something I always felt.
When It comes to punk: New York has the haircuts, London Has the trousers, but Belfast has the Reason!
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Blood and Fire
Written by Winston "Niney" Holness
Performed by Niney The Observer
Licensed courtesy of Trojan Records/Sanctuary
Music Group under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by New Town Sound Limited See more »
Went to see the film in the lighthouse cinema in Dublin today. I have to say it's great to see a film that brings light on the troubles. It's a sign of the times when a movie like this can be shown today and have great appeal.
All I could think of when watching this was of how if you had to sum up how Northern Ireland and the Republic feel about the troubles it would be to this day how this film feels. At the end of the day it took serious subjects and brought out the good that happened over the past few decades.
Never the less what happened then was a tragedy and will inevitably always be remembered as a tragedy but it's great to see the likes of these films dealing with that sense of community that they had back then.
A few years ago if I was asked "The first thing that comes into your head when you think of Northern Ireland?", most people would say the troubles but over the past few years tourism and the talent that comes out of that country is overwhelming and this is a prime example of how much Northern Ireland has to offer and I'll be sure to keep an eye out for Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn's future work. I also happen to be studying the same course the dop (Ivan McCullough) is studying so crossed fingers I can do work half as good as this.
****** This is a note for the filmmakers. Went to see the film and saw Jim Sheridan. Asked for his opinion and said he thought it was great. ******
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