The 4th Adaptations Festival celebrates Roddy Doyle
The IFI and Cinema North West presents a major retrospective of the Roddy Doyles film works taking place in Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim from 12th- 14th September
The festival programme includes works that have been adapted from short story to film (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van) and those works Doyle has written directly for screen (Family, Hell for Leather, When Brendan Met Trudy).
‘Adaptations’ will provide a chance to revisit some of these well-loved classics of Irish film and television, as well as providing an opportunity to draw the various strands of Doyle’s film work together and reflect with him on the process by which he creates such passionate, hilarious and enduring Irish film.
Sunniva O’Flynn, IFI Curator, announcing the programme said it provides a ‘compelling picture of the evolution of Irish society from the largely homogenous pre-celtic tiger Dublin of The Commitments (1991) to the multicultural post-boom Ireland of New Boy (2007).’
The festival programme can be found below:
Friday 12 September, Main Street, Dromahaire
19:30 Festival launch in Stanfords Pub followed by screening of The Commitments | Alan Parker | 1991 | 118 minutes
Saturday 13 September, Main Street, Dromahaire 10:30 Children’s film screening (title to be confirmed). Check local venue for details.
12:00 Family – Part 1 Charlo Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes
13:15 Family – Part 2 John Paul Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes
16:00 Public Interview with Roddy Doyle in the Cinemobile
18:15 Family – Part 3 Nicola Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes
19:30 Family – Part 4 Paula
Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes 20:30 The Snapper
Stephen Frears | 1993 | 91 minutes
Sunday 14 September, Main Street, Dromahaire
12:00 Hell For Leather Kieron J. Walsh | 1999 | 28 minutes
13:00 New Boy Steph Green | 2007 | 11 minutes
The Future is Green Jack Doyle & Roddy Doyle | 2008 | 15 seconds
The Van Stephen Frears | 1996 | 100 minutes
16:00 Children’s film screening (title to be confirmed). Check local venue for details.
19:00 When Brendan Met Trudy Kieron J. Walsh | 2000 | 95 minutes
All tickets €5 Festival Ticket: €30 Collection before screening Festival tickets can be purchased online at www.irishfilm.ie or 01 679 3477 Individual and festival tickets can be purchased by phone: 086 604 9365 www.cinemanorthwest.com