JDIFF 09 Lineup

28th January 2009

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival announced its programme for this year’s festival, and tickets are now on sale via their web site and box office. The festival will open with Oscar-nominated ‘Doubt’ as well as a variety of Irish features including ‘Dorothy Mills’, ‘The Daisy Chain’, and the recent winner at Sundance: ‘Five Minutes of Heaven’.

Other big international films to screen include the Cannes-winning ‘The Class’ as part of the French Gala Event, the Swedish ‘Everlasting Moments’, ‘Two Lovers’ starring Gwyneth Palthrow and Joaquin Phoenix, and the film adaptation of the best selling book ‘Marley and Me’.

Other Irish films will also feature including the IFTA-nominated psychological thriller ‘Dorothy’, the teenage drama ‘Cherrybomb’, Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘Our Wonderful Home’, ‘Eamon’ by Margaret Corkery, and the Desperate Optimists-produced feature ‘Helen’.

Director John Crowley will have two of his latest films screen – ‘Is There Anybody There?’ starring Michael Caine and the BAFTA-winning ‘Boy A’, There will also be a 50th Anniversary screening of documentary maker George Morrison’s ‘Mise Éire’.

Irish feature documentaries to screen include ‘Stone Pastures’, ‘A Song for Dad’ and ‘Liam Clancy Live at the Bitter End’. There will be a range of Irish short films from the Short Cuts, Frameworks, Lasair, and Oscailt schemes on showcase also.

The premiere of Cartoon Saloon’s animated feature ‘The Secret of Kells’ will close the festival on Sunday 22nd February.

Other events include the inaugural Jameson Film Experience, which is themed around graphic novels: British actor Clive Owen (Sin City) will be interviewed onstage by Mark Dinning, Editor of Empire magazine.

There will also be the Creative Cinema Panel Discussion, and a public discussion with screenwriter / journalist / novelist Frederic Raphael.

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