Everyone In for Hollywood Selfies Season at Nerve Centre

Everyone In for Hollywood Selfies Season at Nerve Centre

During April and May, the Foyle Film Festival’s Spring programme at the Nerve Centre exposes the wonders and horrors of Hollywood with a season of eclectic films that take a long, unfiltered look at the industry that spawned them.

Long before selfies dominated the Oscars, filmmakers were winning them by capturing Hollywood through the camera lense. The twenty movies in the Hollywood Selfies Season represent some of the entertainment industry’s most amusing, astute, and enduring looks inward.

The season launches on Wednesday, April 8 with Sunset Boulevard, a classic black comedy/drama, and perhaps the most acclaimed, but darkest film-noir story about "behind the scenes" Hollywood. The following evening, musical film fans will get to enjoy a special screening of the much-loved Singin’ in the Rain.

We also shine a light on some of Hollywood’s most eccentric figures behind the camera with three-times Oscar-nominated biopics of Chaplin, starring a young Robert Downey Jr as the filmmaker extraordinaire, as well as Tim Robbins’ celebrated portrayal of infamous studio executive Griffin Mills in The Player.

The significance of Ed Wood on the later career of Alice in Wonderland and Beetlejuice director Tim Burton can’t be emphasised enough. After the success of Edward Scissorhands, the film reunites him with frequent collaborator Johnny Depp in the titular role as the cult filmmaker in a monochrome 1950s Hollywood.

April’s screenings round off with the star-studded Get Shorty, a Beverly Hills-set comedy caper which earned a Golden Globe for its adaptation of the book of the same name and later led to the even more A-lister stuffed follow-up, Be Cool.

For more information and booking details visit www.nervecentre.org/whats-on/film.

Foyle Film Festival's Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme is funded by DCAL through Northern Ireland Screen.

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