After a fantastic opening day yesterday, the Foyle Film Festival continues today and over the weekend with a superb line-up of films, educational events and workshops.
Tonight at 6pm in Nerve Centre 1 there’s a screening of ‘The Rise and Fall Of The Clash’. The film director, Danny Garcia, will introduce this special screening and take part in a Q&A afterwards. The documentary paints the fascinating inside story of rivalry, treachery, betrayal, and the internal band dynamics and managerial interference that ultimately led The Clash to self-destruct.
At the same time in Nerve Centre 2, catch ‘The Bookseller of Belfast’ - snapshot of a city as seen through the eyes of a retired bookseller who lives in a small terraced house in North Belfast, with 4,000 rescued books lining his staircases.
At the same venue at 8pm ‘Ping Pong’ can be seen. Les D’Arcy is a living legend. At 89 years old, he’s obviously not received the memo about slowing down, and is going for gold, literally. He’s headed to China to compete in the over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Tomorrow at 5pm at Nerve Centre 2, ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ will be screened. Director Anthony Baxter will introduce this screening and take part in a Q&A afterwards. In this David and Goliath story, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon. American billionaire Donald Trump has bought up hundreds of acres on the northeast coast of Scotland. In a land swimming with golf courses, Trump is going to build two more - alongside a 450-room hotel and 1,500 luxury homes. Funny, inspiring and heartbreaking, and an environmental parable for our celebrity driven times.
Tomorrow at 7pm at Nerve Centre 2 you can see ‘Let Fury Have The Hour’. Director Antonino D’Ambrosio will introduce the documentary and take part in a post-screening discussion. The film spans three decades of change - from the cynical heyday of Reagan and Thatcher through today and includes some choice new interviews.
On Sunday the action switches to the Brunswick Moviebowl when ‘The Imposter’ will be screened at 5pm. It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems as he now speaks with a strange accent.