Archive for March 31st, 2009

April is Vampire Month

31st March 2009 by Maura McHugh

This year Dublin City Council has chosen to celebrate Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula for its annual One City One Book festival.

There will be a variety of events going on in Dublin city for the month of April, and there is a good overview of them in The Irish Times.

Of particular interest to our members will be an outdoor screening on Sunday April 5th at 8.30pm of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Meeting House Square. The screening is free and not ticketed, but a coat and scarf are recommended.

On the weekend of 17-19 of April the IFI is hosting Bram Stoker’s Dracula on Screen, which includes screenings of several adaptations of the novel, as well as a panel discussion, and a talk by Kim Newman on “Dracula as a Screen Character”.

Home Run

31st March 2009 by Maura McHugh

Irish filmmaker Alan Cooke won the Emmy for Best Writing for his documentary Home at the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards last weekend.

The documentary was also nominated for Best Documentary (Producers Dawn Scibilia and Alan Cooke) and Best Photography (Dawn Scibilia).