The Belfast Film Festival is back for the 15th year and we have ploughed through the programme to bring you some events which caught our eyes during the 10 day festival which runs until 25th April.
Blazing Saddles Night
The Film Festival have teamed up with the Black Box to bring us all a night of hay bales, fancy dress and live music. Watch the legendary Blazing Saddles movie followed by swing yer pants live country and western tunes. Are you ready for the hoedown on Saturday 18th April at 8pm, £8.
Spirit of ’58
The World Premiere of a new documentary on Northern Ireland’s 1958 football team. ’58 was the year NI was just one game away from the World Cup semi finals and this documentary interviews all the surviving players and tells the amazing story of our greatest ever team. Movie House, Dublin Road, Wednesday 22nd April 7pm. £6
Second Chance cinema are showing this documentary which finds hope and joy and explores music’s capacity to reawaken the soul. This stirring documentary reveals the connection between humans and music and its healing power. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, you’ll find it showing in the Ormeau Road Library, Thursday 23rd April 7pm, £6.
Shooting for Socrates
This David and Goliath story set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup and the conflict of the troubles. This comedy about following your dreams is written by Marie Jones and features Conleth Hill as Jackie Fullerton. Showing at the Waterfront Hall, this Gala Premiere is one to see. Friday 24th April 8pm £10.
Wireless Mystery Theatre presents… Dial M for Murder
Wireless Mystery Theatre are bringing their own recreation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic to the Grand Opera House Baby Grand Studio. Dial M for Murder from 21-25 April. Various times, from £13.50. www.goh.co.uk or 02890241919
Closing Night Gala – The Survivalist
Shot in Ballymoney and Bishopscourt , The Survivalist follows the journey of a loner living in post-collapse Northern Ireland. Billed as a tense thriller, The Survivalist is showing at the Moviehouse on Saturday 25th April, 7pm, £8.
This is only a very short snapshot of movies and events happening during the film festival. With 100 films over the 10 day festival, make sure you have a look at their website for a lot more to choose from.
Book your tickets online at www.belfastfilmfestival.org or telephone 02890246609