30 Films You Must See Before You’re 30

30 Films You Must See Before You’re 30

In a cinematic first for Northern Ireland, the Foyle Film Festival has joined forces with Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast Film Festival, Cinemagic, and Strand Arts Centre to present ‘30 Under 30’, a new season of must-see films to watch on the big screen before the age of 30.

Taking place in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry the films featured in ’30 Under 30’ address a wide range of issues and concerns for under-30s, including becoming an adult, love and friendship, finding your place in the world, work life and dreams versus reality. 

30 Under 30 Trailer from Naomhán O'Connor on Vimeo.

In honour of the 40th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, Foyle Film Festival will screen the classic David Bowie sci-fi film in Brunswick Moviebowl on September 15. The film stars Bowie in his first feature role as an alien who visits Earth and plans to take water back to his drought-stricken planet. He was joined by Buck Henry, Candy Clark and Rip Torn. Four decades after his first screen role, the beloved musician and actor will return to the big screen in Derry~Londonderry for one night only.

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Barry Lyndon also returns to the big screen in Brunswick Moviebowl on September 22. Enjoy a new take on the stunning epic drama from legendary director Stanley Kubrick, named as one of the greatest films ever made in polls including Sight & Sound and Time.

In this adaption of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel about the exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer, Ryan O’Neal stars as Redmond Barry (later Barry Lyndon) and Marisa Berenson is Lady Lyndon. Among the great supporting cast are Patrick McGee, Hardy Krüger, Diana Koerner, Leon Vitali, Steven Berkoff, Murray Melvin and Leonard Rossiter.

‘30 Under 30’ has been made possible by Film Hub NI with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

For full programme details and to book tickets, visit www.30Under30.co.uk and join the Twitter and Facebook discussion with #30under30film  

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