Fleadh flies with eclec­tic se­lec­tion for all tastes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - By Don­ald Clarke

We have news of the pro­gramme for the Galway Film Fleadh. As ever, that fine event blends ex­cit­ing new Ir­ish cin­ema with a se­lec­tion of clas­sics, main­stream fare and off-cen­tre dis­cov­er­ies.

As we have al­ready re­vealed, events kick off on July 8th with John Car­ney’s Be­gin Again and end on July 13th with Tom Collins’s An Bronn-tanas. Brenda Fricker is the guest of hon­our. There’s a fo­cus on Cana­dian cin­ema. There’s a sing-along Frozen. Now, that’s va­ri­ety.

Among the do­mes­tic films re­ceiv­ing out­ings, we find Ivan Ka­vanagh’s The Canal, a psy­cho­log­i­cal hor­ror; Terry McMa­hon’s Patrick’s Day, fol­low-up to the same di­rec­tor’s Char­lie Casanova; and James Ersk­ine’s Shoot­ing for Socrates, set, ap­pro­pri­ately enough, dur­ing the 1986 World Cup Fi­nals.

There’s more: Stephen Bradley’s No­ble, star­ring Deirdre O’Kane as near-leg­endary cam­paigner Christina No­ble, will re­ceive a gala screen­ing. Ger­ard Bar­rett, whose Pil­grim Hill stunned the Fleadh two years ago, re­turns with the promis­ing Glass­land. Bar­rett’s lat­est stars Jack Reynor and Will Poul­ter, two of the era’s hottest young ac­tors, in a film set in Dublin’s un­der­world.

Among other spe­cial events, the Fleadh joins with the Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute to of­fer More Glimpses of Galway, a ciné-con­cert of films made in and about Galway be­tween 1921 and 1974. We are also greatly look­ing for­ward to It Came from Connemara!!, a study of Roger Cor­man’s ad­ven­tures in Galway.

Once again: Knightly and Ruf­falo in Be­gin Again

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