Dublin’s Lighthouse cinema turns into the Fighthouse cinema

Having picked up two awards at the recent Jameson Dublin International Film Festival from the incorruptible Dublin Film Critics Circle, including Best Film, Gareth Evans’ kick-ass martial arts outing The Raid will receive a special screening this Sunday at The Light House. And Evans himself has hand-picked a week’s worth of films to follow, all going under the rather funky title of Fight House.

The films chosen include John Woo’s Hard Boiled (1992), manga classic Akira (1988), Shogun Assassin (1980), Park Chan Wook’s sublime Old Boy (2003), Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969) and a Jackie Chan double-bill, Police Story (1985) and Project A, Pt. 2 (1987).

Incidentally, The Raid now comes with the subtitle Redemption, which Evans has explained is down to a good old rights dispute. Still the same wonderful film that knocked ‘em dead at Sundance and SXSW last year. And the DIFF this year, of course. Visit lighthousecinema.ie for full details.