Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

The programme for the 25th Galway Film Fleadh is up

Get ready for the best in the west

Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 20:12

   

The Galway Film Fleadh has unleashed its programme. High summer must be here at last. Prepare for the usual busy bustling from Town Hall Theatre to boat club. As you should be aware, this years edition is the 25th. It hardly seems possible. But the event has reached its quarter century. Actually, it does seem possible. The Fleadh has become such an immovable part of the calendar it is, in fact, hard to believe there was a time when it didn’t exist.

Anyway, this year’s event is packed full of unexpected delights and diversions. Zachary Quinto, the current Spock, will be returning to Galway — a city he briefly worked in as a younger man — for a conversation with lucky punters. Irish premiers include Lance Daly’s Life’s a Breeze (see above), Chistine Molloy and Joe Lawlor’s Mister John and Stephen Brown’s adaptation of John Banville’s The Sea.¬†International highlights include Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and Shane Caruth’s magical Upstream Colour (see below).

Oh, ignore my gagging and check out the programme here. Events kick off on July 9th

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