Exclusive Preview of Disney’s The Jungle Book Features in Foyle Film Festival’s 2016 Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme

Exclusive Preview of Disney’s The Jungle Book Features in Foyle Film Festival’s 2016 Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme

One of Disney’s highly anticipated films of 2016, The Jungle Book, will have a special preview screening in Brunswick Moviebowl on Sunday, April 10 as part of the Foyle Film Festival’s Intercultural and Anti-Racism Programme - five days before its general release.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, the upcoming film is an all-new live-action re-telling of the 1967 classic animation film about a boy who grew up in the jungle under the care of a wolf family. Limited tickets for the preview screening, priced at £4.50, are still available from Brunswick Moviebowl. 

The programme continues with 10 days of screenings in the Nerve Centre (Monday 4 to Friday 15 April) with films that seek to highlight local and global issues including racism and  discrimination. 

Highlights include the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury award-winning We Come as Friends on Tuesday 5 April and the following evening award-winning Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi exposes the illegal practice of Bacha Bazi in The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan.

On Monday 11 April, the documentary Salute focuses on Peter Norman, the silver medal winner at the 1968 Mexico Olympics who supported Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ famous Black Power salute - a defining moment of the American civil rights movement. 

The programme also shines a light on the startling exposé of rape crimes in US college campuses in the Oscar®-nominated The Hunting Ground (April 7), as director Kirby Dick documents the stories of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue their education and justice.

Saoirse Ronan’s acclaimed performance in Brooklyn, the epic adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel, offers viewers a rare female portrayal of Irish emigration on Friday 8 April, while Carol (Tuesday 12 April), stars Cate Blanchett as a 1950s housewife involved in a lesbian affair with Rooney Mara. This atmospheric lesbian love story has recently been named the best LGBT film of all time in a top 30 list compiled to mark the 30th anniversary of the London lesbian and gay film festival, BFI Flare.

The evening programme draws to a close with Spotlight on Friday 15 April; the riveting true-story behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church which won two awards at this year’s Oscars®.  

A series of educational screenings and workshops will also run through the programme dates. 

Tickets for all screenings are now available to purchase from www.nervecentre.org

Foyle Film Festival is a flagship project of the Nerve Centre. Foyle Film Festival's Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme is funded by DCAL through Northern Ireland Screen and venue Partner is Brunswick Moviebowl.

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