Archive for April 24th, 2008

Light House Charity Film

24th April 2008 by Maura McHugh


The day before its official opening Dublin’s Light House Cinema will host a charity premiere of The Waiting Room to benefit Threshold on Thursday, May 8th at 8pm.

Light House is delighted to support Threshold, the national housing agency, a near-neighbour, based in Stoneybatter, by hosting its charity premiere of The Waiting Room on Thursday, May 8.

A hugely entertaining debut from British writer/director Roger Goldby, The Waiting Room stars Anne-Marie Duff as a woman involved in a relationship with her married neighbour (Rupert Graves) and falling for caring man (Ralf Little), whose own life is less than perfect.

Tickets for the screening at 8:00 PM and a champagne reception on arrival at 7.30PM are €15. Tickets are available only from Threshold.

For booking details, phone 1890 929 777 or email mark@threshold.ie

Wednesdays Win

24th April 2008 by Maura McHugh

4RFTV.co.uk reports that “The Wednesdays”, a short film co-written by Luke Clancy and Conor Ferguson, and directed by Ferguson, won The Ellen Jury Special Recognition Prize at the Aspen Shortsfest in Colorado earlier this month.

The short, which tells the funny, poignant tale of an elderly couple who rediscover love and adventure with the help of some ecstasy tablets, has already picked up audience awards at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (1-9 February 2008) as well as the Chicago Film Festival.

It has also been selected to screen at film festivals in Canada, Russia, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, the UK and New York; and is set to become part of the film study programme in Columbia University, New York.

The short was funded by Irish Film Board, the Galway Film Centre, and RTÉ.

Dublin Gay Theatre 08

24th April 2008 by Maura McHugh


The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival launches on Thursday, May 1st with a reception in the Front Lounge in Parliament Street, at 8.30pm.

The festival runs from 5th – 18th of May, and features exhibitions, readings, seminars, performances, opera, and theatre.