TALK | 'Dance Lexie Dance' screening with Tim Loane

Friday 12 Mar 2021 (All day) to Sunday 14 Mar 2021 (All day)

Ones To Watch at the Nerve Centre are pleased to present the second in a series of exclusive interviews that celebrate the legacy of short filmmaking in Northern Ireland.

This month we’re looking at the film that helped put Derry on the road to the Oscars… ‘Dance Lexie Dance.’ 

The film celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and tells the tale of a widower, Lexie, and his daughter, Laura, who live in Derry. Although coming from a Protestant background Lexie has to do his best to accept his daughter's new found love of Irish dancing in the wake of the Riverdance phenomenon.

It is a tale of love, loss, acceptance and culture all woven together in an impactful, charming and beautifully observed film.

'Dance Lexie Dance' was nominated in the Best Live Action Short Film category at the 70th Academy Awards. It was a real success story not just for local producer Pearse Moore and writer Dave Duggan but for Northern Ireland on the world stage of cinema.

The Ones To Watch team were delighted to get the chance to sit down and chat with the film’s director Tim Loane about how the project came about, cold days filming out and about in Derry and also what it was like working with the film’s main star BJ Hogg, the well-loved Northern Irish actor who sadly passed away in April 2020.

As well as an exclusive chat with the film’s director this presentation will also feature an exclusive chance to see this award winning short and get your legs a dancing.

Supported by Film Hub NI and Northern Ireland Screen.