A host of Hollywood names will join the line-up for this year’s Foyle Film Festival including, Oscar® winning director Danny Boyle, BAFTA nominated screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, Pulitzer Prize winning writer and actor Sam Shepard and Academy® Award winning actor Jeremy Irons.
Other highlights include; a special 40th anniversary, never-before-seen in UK cinemas, screening of The Wicker Man. Featuring brand new extras and the soundtrack, this is every movie fan’s perfect ending to a much mythicised search for the most complete version of the cult-classic film.
Former Eastenders star, Martin Kemp, will present and discuss, The Best Years, written and directed by Galliagh man Danny Patrick.
An exciting new element to the Foyle Film Festival will undoubtedly be the screening of Psycho with the original score played by the Ulster Orchestra. Film fans will experience a powerhouse of driving rhythms and eerie menace as the Ulster Orchestra performs Bernard Herrmann’s chilling score, while Hitchcock’s cinematic classic is shown above on the big screen.
The role of music in film will be examined in a series of free industry-led workshops. Portmanteau, the UK music agency, which has placed music in box office hits such as, The Fast and The Furious and The Iron Lady together with Ian Neil, music supervisor on Snatch, Kick Ass and 127 Hours, will share their experiences of music placement in films. Aspiring film-makers will also want to avail of the Directors Masterclass with Lenny Abrahamson, described by the Financial Times as ‘may be the best thing that ever happened to Irish cinema’.
The Foyle Film Festival is one of only a handful of Oscar® affiliated festivals, and this year’s prestigious Light in Motion (LIM) awards, sponsored by City of Derry Crystal, will offer an exciting programme of documentaries, short films and animations from across the world. Previous winners include Grant Orchard’s, A Morning Stroll, which went on to receive an Academy Award nomination last year. The 2013 winners will be announced on the closing night at Brunswick Moviebowl.
The Foyle Film Festival is supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City Council and partners with Brunswick Movie Bowl.
Schools, students and young people will also have the opportunity to enjoy a series of films, workshops, guest masterclasses and satellite events, as part of the festival education programme for 2013. This year, under the central theme of ‘legacy’, the curriculum focused programme will explore how historical events such as the Holocaust, the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and Martin Luther King’s iconic, ‘I have a dream speech’, have been recorded and remembered.
For programme and booking information visit www.foylefilmfestival.org or call the festival box office on 028 7126 0562.