Derry return for director Greengrass

Director Paul Greengrass is on his way back to Derry!
Director Paul Greengrass is on his way back to Derry!

Paul Greengrass, director of ‘Bloody Sunday’ and now one of Hollywood’s most influential directors, will hold three events in Derry this week.

The three separate events this coming Thursday, November 14, form part of the UK City of Culture’s Cinema City festival.

Greengrass will be present for a screening and a question and answer session of his smash-hit Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, at the Brunswick Omniplex at 10am on Thursday. He will also attend a free screening of Bloody Sunday, his documentary-style film about the momentous events of January 1972, which is being screened at the Rath Mor Centre at 3.30pm the same day.

And later on that evening, the director will be in conversation with the University of Ulster’s Professor Martin McCloone at the Foyle Theatre at the North West Regional College from 7pm when he will discuss both Bloody Sunday and Captain Phillips as well as his other work including the hugely successful Bourne films and United 93.

Martin Melarkey, Cultural Programmer of Cinema City, said: “Paul Greengrass is perhaps one of the most exciting directors working in film today and it is a great coup for us to be able to welcome him to Derry.”