Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Focus on Jim Sheridan

28th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

Jim Sheridan In FocusThe Irish Film Institute in Dublin is organising a season of films focusing on the work of writer/director Jim Sheridan, called Jim Sheridan: In Focus.

IFI Director Sarah Glennie announced the season saying “Jim Sheridan’s exceptional body of work has not only been recognised domestically but has proven itself on the international stage many times. He has become a key figure in shaping the world’s perception of Ireland and its diaspora. We are thrilled and honoured to be working so closely with him and so many of his collaborators in presenting this season focusing on the highlights of his career.”

In addition to screenings of Sheridan’s film Jim Sheridan: In Focus will feature a special public conversation with Jim and his brother Peter on February the 5th at 4.30pm. Many of the film screenings will be attended by, introduced by or feature discussions with Jim and some of his key collaborators including Peter and Kirsten Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh O’Conor and Brenda Fricker.

Information on the schedule is available on the web site.

Direction Podcasts

16th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

Did you miss the recent Give Me Direction screenwriting conference, organised by the Irish Film Board?

You can now catch up with all the interviews as podcasts on the Irish Film Board’s Media Hub web site.

The podcasts available to listen to are as follows:

  • The Fine Art of Being Dumb
    An Interview with Bobby Farrelly hosted by Lenny Abrahamson
  • Definitely On The Skinny Side of Bony
    In conversation with Nicole Holofcener hosted by Sharon Horgan
  • From the Scala to the Oscars
    In the Company of Vampires, Irish Rebels and Transvestites with Stephen Woolley, chaired by Pat McCabe
  • Short Cuts to Screenwriting
    An Interview with comedienne Alice Lowe and director Jacqueline Wright featuring screenings of their award winning short comedy films.  Introduced by Sharon Horgan.
  • Taboo Busting Semi Incomprehensible Pep-Talk
    An Interview with Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong, chaired by Alan Maher (IFB).

Bailieborough Celebrates Tom MacIntyre

29th June 2010 by Maura McHugh

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan is celebrating its 400th birthday this year, and Bailieborough Development Association (BDA) is running a number of events, one of which is to honour the playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre in his 80th year. Tom was born in Bailieborough and is very proud of his Cavan connections.

The BDA, with the support of Peace3 funding, is running this cross community/cross border initiative. The following programme of events will take place this September:

Friday 24th September: Lecture by Marie Kelly (presently completing a Ph.D. thesis on the work and life of Tom) followed a personal reminiscence by theatre director Patrick Mason.

Saturday 25th September: Public interview of Tom MacIntyre by Micheal Harding.

Sunday 26th September:
Launch of the book, The Theatre of Tom Mac Intyre: ‘Strays from the Ether‘, edited by Marie Kelly and Bernadette Sweeney – with a contribution from the actor Tom Hickey on that Sunday.

An exhibition will run of archive material on Tom’s work in Bailieborough Library from September 14th to 28th, with the help of Mairead Delaney, archivist with the Abbey Theatre.

Pauric McIntyre is curating the whole event. Pauric (no relation to Tom) is also from Bailieborough, and is an actor and director of Living Dread Theatre.