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Dingle Film Festival Line Up Announced
19 Aug 2009 :
Steamboat Bill Jr
The 3rd Dingle Film Festival has announced their line up for this year’s festival which is scheduled to take place September 10-13 2009. Opening the festival will be Buster Keaton and Charles Reisner’s 1928 Silent film ‘Steamboat Bill Jr’ with a new full length musical score performed live by Peter Blanchette.

On Friday, 11 September, director Jon Dunham will present the European Premiere of his film ‘Spirit of the Marathon’. Filmed on four continents, the film brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries. As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon.

The European premiere of ‘Bottleworld’ will take place in the Phoenix cinema at 4pm on Friday, 11 September. Director Alex Smith will present the film in which a young man named Wilson finds a utopian work environment inside a liquor store called Bottleworld. Thrilled with life Wilson becomes obsessed with protecting the store when he overhears someone’s plans to terrorize it.

Irish feature film ‘Spiderhole’ will be introduced by director/writer Daniel Simpson and producer Patrick O’Neill in the Cinemobile, Saturday 12 September at 8pm. Shot predominantly in Kerry and produced by Kerry Production Company Spiderhole Productions, it was the first feature film to be shot in Ireland on the RED One Ultra-High Definition camera.

A screening of the 1995 Emmy winning ‘The Beatles Anthology’ will be presented on Saturday 11 by director Geoff Wonfor from 12.30pm onwards. Geoff will also partake in a public interview on Sunday at 12 noon in the Festival marquee.

‘Scenes from the Great Recession 2009’ & ‘C: The Brian Cowen Story’ by writer/director Derek O'Connor; Garret Daly’s ‘Rental Boys’; ‘Out of the Blue’ by Michael Lavelle and Nicky Phelan’s ‘Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty’ are amongst some of the shorts that will feature in this years short film programme.
Also taking place over the course of the three day  festival will be the ‘Educational Programme’ which will see some classic films such as ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘Casablanca’ screened in various locations.

Writing Comedy for the Screen in association with the Irish Film Board will take place in the Festival Marquee, Garden Café on Friday 10th September. Don’t Make Me Laugh will see Emmy award winner Marc Flanagan, Pearse Elliot, Andrew Meehan (chair) and Ned Dowd partake in a discussion about writing comedy for the big screen.

Also screening during the festival will be:

  • Paddy Breathnach’s ‘Man Aboout Dog’. Screenplay writer Pearse Elliott will introduce the film.
  • ‘SHTAX: A Homecoming’ directed by John Murphy and produced by Paul Murphy and Aindrias De Staic (who will also present the feature)
  • ‘The Liberties’, directed by Tom Burke and Shane Hogan.
  • ‘Moon’, directed by Duncan Jones and produced by Stuart Fenegan & Trudie Styler.
  • ‘The Bass Player’ byEmmy Award winning documentary filmmaker Niall McKay

Jonathan Auf Der Heide’s ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ will close the festival on Sunday 13 September in the Phoenix Cinema at 8pm.
With many industry guests confirmed to be in attendance a full line up of the 2009 Dingle Film Festival can be accessed by logging onto http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/index.html

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