Time to take off to Clones
It’s time to hit the north (more specifically the southern bit of the north). Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival, as the Clones Film Festival bills itself, gets underway on October 25th. Screenings are to take place in the Cinemobile, the Lennard Arms Hotel and the newly restored courthouse.Among the films being unspooled are Begrudgers and Trouble Times Three, which came, respectively, first and third in RTÉ’s recent Storyland challenge.
A history afternoon on October 27th will take in two new documentaries: Paddy Hayes’s Times of Trouble: Stories from the War of Independence and Ballaí Dhoire, a history of the walls of Derry.
Martin Campbell, writer of What Richard Did, will be in town to introduce the hit movie.
“If I want to quantify anything, I measure it against Clones. There is nothing you will ever encounter in life that you havent seen in some form in Clones,” Neil Jordan once said. Find out for yourself if he’s right. clonesfilmfestival.com.