Summer in the City Just Got a Lot More Exciting With Foyle Film Festival’s Latest Programme
Whether it’s rain, snow or sunshine this Summer, Foyle Film Festival has you covered with a bumper programme of over 60 special screenings and workshops, running from June 26 right through to August 30.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Oasis disbanding, Brunswick Moviebowl will be screening Liam Gallagher: As It Was. The documentary tells the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock ‘n’ roll frontmen of the 90s went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to an alcohol fuelled musical wilderness. Also screening in Brunswick Moviebowl is Diego Maradona, a documentary from the Oscar winning team behind Senna and Amy. The film is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.
There’s plenty of family friendly fun with a host of 2019’s greatest hits back on the big screen. On 30 July, everyone’s favourite magical nanny returns to check in on the Banks’ family children in Mary Poppins Returns. On 17 August, from the minds of Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, Dumbo brings the beloved classic family story back to the big screen in an awe inspiring live action remake. A series of workshops running from July 9 to July 17, will give young people the opportunity to learn about stop motion animation and techniques.
Some of the most acclaimed, award winning movies of the last year will also be showing over the course of the programme. The Academy Award® winning biopic Vice stars Christian Bale as power hungry Vice President Dick Cheney. Wildlife stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan as the disintegrating couple at the centre of a seemingly idyllic family.
From 26 June to 7 July, Derry and Strabane is set to be taken over in a huge celebration of youth culture as the first ever Rewire Festival sees a culmination of art forms come together to deliver the city’s first ever youth arts festival. Foyle Film Festival will be collaborating with Rewire Festival to present a programme of iconic teen classics, including Almost Famous, Stand By Me and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Foyle Film Festival will present an extended programme of specially curated LGBTQ films to mark Foyle Pride Festival. The programme kicks off with a screening of the classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Based on the hit musical, this iconic film is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Cinematic Breakfasts will make a welcome return with screenings of Oscar® winning musical La La Land and the classic Hitchcock thriller Rebecca.
The programme will also contain a special screening of Calamity Jane to pay tribute to Doris Day, who died in May of this year.
Foyle Film Festival is funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City and Strabane District Council. For full programme details and booking visit www.foylefilmfestival.org.