Jim Sheridan’s extraordinary career, spanning 30 years, ranges from the underground theatre scene in 1970s’ Dublin, to Hollywood and several Academy Award nominations. Films such as My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father and The Field have shaped Irish cinema and brought Irish culture to a global stage. We are delighted to be celebrating the achievements of this extraordinary director, writer and producer with a special season of his work during the month of February. Jim will be joining us at a number of the screenings, accompanied by an all-star cast of family and collaborators, including Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, and Kirsten and Peter Sheridan. A highlight of the season will be Jim’s interview by his brother Peter, which promises to be a frank and revealing discussion between two people who have each played a pivotal role in defining Ireland’s contemporary cultural identity.
We are delighted to contribute to the first Glens Bualadh Bos event which takes place in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim on February 19th and 20th. The event, initiated by arist-in- residence Donal O’Kelly, will this year honour actor Tom Hickey, star of stage and screen since the 1960s. The film programme will be supported by IFI National.
It is going to be a busy month: clear your diaries and enjoy some extraordinary and inspiring cinema!