Culture & Arts

INTERVIEW: UK film – LGBT+ disabled teens’ untold story

INTERVIEW: UK film – LGBT+ disabled teens’ untold story

After using a time-travelling bedroom closet to tackle the taboo of self-harm, an acclaimed British filmmaking duo shine a light on sexuality among disabled teens, in their latest project. The short film, S.A.M., which has its British premiere at the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival in Wales, in October, tells the story of a budding […]

Series Review: Away (Netflix)

Series Review: Away (Netflix)

Review By Frances Winston Created by: Andrew Hinderaker – Starring: Hilary Swank, Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu, Talitha Bateman, Josh Charles All 10 episodes available to stream on Netflix now! Oscar winner, Hilary Swank, makes a rare small-screen outing in this sci-fi drama, following a mission to Mars. She plays Emma Green, […]

Oscars – new diversity standards for best picture contenders

Oscars – new diversity standards for best picture contenders

(Reuters) – The body that hands out the Academy Awards on Tuesday published detailed inclusion and diversity guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet, in order for their work to be eligible for a best picture Oscar, starting in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has been criticised for honouring few […]

Film Review: ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ 

Film Review: ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ 

Review By Frances Winston   ‘i’m thinking of ending things’  Directed by: Charlie Kaufman – Starring: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis Available on Netflix now! Meeting a partner’s parents is hard enough at the best of times, but made all the more difficult when you are having doubts about the relationship, and […]

Groundbreaking LGBTQ discussion show drops 3rd Season Sept.

Groundbreaking LGBTQ discussion show drops 3rd Season Sept.

‘#AskRealQueers’, a conversation show featuring members of the LGBTQ community, releases its third season on YouTube this September. The show is produced by Real Queers, a platform that reflects, explores, and celebrates the lives of queer people of colour around the world. The show sees a group of opinionated people from the LGBTQ community respond […]

Film: ‘Savage’ in Irish cinemas 11 Sept. 2020

Film: ‘Savage’ in Irish cinemas 11 Sept. 2020

Wildcard Distribution is delighted to be bringing the debut feature from writer / director, Sam Kelly, ‘Savage’, to Irish cinemas on Friday, 11 September, 2020.    It stars Jake Ryan (Blue World Order; The Great Gatsby; Wolf Creek), John Tui (Solo: A Star Wars Story; Battleship) and Chelsie Preston Crayford (Beyond the Known World;  What […]

First trans, non-binary characters to debut on ‘Star Trek’ franchise

First trans, non-binary characters to debut on ‘Star Trek’ franchise

The science fiction franchise, Star Trek, is introducing its first transgender and non-binary characters, with both roles set to debut in its US television series next month, producers said on Wednesday. The trans character named Gray will be played by trans actor, Ian Alexander, the producers said, and non-binary Adira will be played by Blu […]

Culture Night Cork County Ambassador: Katie Holly

Culture Night Cork County Ambassador: Katie Holly

CULTURE NIGHT CORK COUNTY AMBASSADOR: KATIE HOLLY Friday 18 September 2020 Award-winning playwright, Katie Holly, is this year’s Cork County Culture Night Ambassador. A native of Charleville in Co. Cork, Katie’s first play, Marion, premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival in 2016, and was subsequently performed at Clonmel Junction Festival, Skibbereen Arts Festival, and many venues around the […]

Exhibition: ‘echos are always more muted’ – Void Derry – Alan Phelan

Exhibition: ‘echos are always more muted’ – Void Derry – Alan Phelan

Exhibition: ‘echoes are always more muted’ 8 September – 31 October 2020 Void, Derry Preview Saturday, 5 September, 6-8pm (or anytime during the day – masks on please) Alan Phelan’s exhibition, echoes are always more muted, is part of an expanded series of exhibitions that encompass his continuing research into the intersections of history, sexuality, […]

World Premiere of ‘Wolfwalkers’ at TIFF 2020

World Premiere of ‘Wolfwalkers’ at TIFF 2020

Apple’s ‘Wolfwalkers’, the third animated feature from two-time Academy Award-nominee, Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) and Ross Stewart, co-produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, will make its world premiere as an official selection of the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. ‘Wolfwalkers’ joins the previously announced Apple Original film ‘Fireball: […]