A doc a month
Stranger than Fiction, the Irish Film Institute’s esteemed documentary season, is spreading across the calendar. From next week the institute will give over one evening a month to a documentary selected by the festival team.
The project kicks off on Thursday with Anders Østergaard’s Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country, an examination of the Democratic Voice of Burma’s responses to media clampdowns in their country. Beginning at 8.20pm, the event will take in a live satellite introduction from Vivienne Westwood, who, rumours suggest, will have a movie star by her side, and a post-screening discussion with the film-makers.