Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

The impact of former journalist and campaigner Charlie Bird remains celebrated today, after his passing earlier this year aged 74 following a long and high profile battle with Motor Neurone Disease. A new documentary from Mattress Men director Colm Quinn aims to show us what we’ve lost, charting the journo’s final investigation. Break Out Pictures…

The Sound and Vision of Kathleen Harris’ Birdsong 

The Sound and Vision of Kathleen Harris’ Birdsong 

A journalist and documentarian, Kathleen Harris captures both the informative and the human side of complex topics. Born and raised in the US, Harris has lived in Ireland since 2006, and her work as a video journalist for the Irish Times has covered a wide range of topics, including Ireland’s abortion and gay marriage referendums,…

Discover Irish docs at DIFF 2024

Discover Irish docs at DIFF 2024

Ireland excels at documentary filmmaking. The last decade in particular has seen a Golden Age in Irish Documentary, with filmmakers like Paul Duane, Sinéad O’Shea and more doing innovative, immersive and interesting work in capturing real stories from Ireland and abroad. Programming good homegrown docs has always been one of the strengths of the Dublin…

Sugar Club hosting fundraiser in solidarity with Palestine: “1948: Creation & Catastrophe”

Sugar Club hosting fundraiser in solidarity with Palestine: “1948: Creation & Catastrophe”

An upcoming event at the Sugar Club on Leeson Street aims to raise funds in solidarity with Palestine. The Sila Community, aiming to build connections and celebrate MENA culture in Ireland one event at a time, will host their first film screening on Monday 6th November. The Sugar Club will be host to a screening…

Intimate and insightful cinema at the IFI Documentary Film Festival 2023

Intimate and insightful cinema at the IFI Documentary Film Festival 2023

The IFI Documentary Film Festival kicks off this week, with the city centre cinema offering five days of features and short films, ‘from personal stories beautifully told, to a shocking investigative exploration of mysterious disappearances, from a unique viewpoint of those experiencing life behind the headlines of war, to shining a light on untold histories and discovering ordinary…

Luke McManus to host Q&A convo with Oscar Harding on new film A Life on the Farm

Luke McManus to host Q&A convo with Oscar Harding on new film A Life on the Farm

Oscar Harding, director of upcoming doc A Life on the Farm, will be in attendance in the fair city of film early this September for a screening and Q&A for his new film at the Light House Cinema. On Saturday 9th September, fellow filmmaker Luke McManus, director of North Circular, will host a post-screening conversation…

Laura McGann goes deep on The Deepest Breath

Laura McGann goes deep on The Deepest Breath

Now on Netflix, free-diving documentary The Deepest Breath has captured viewers with its high stakes storytelling and emotional turns. Ireland’s own Laura McGann, whose previous feature was the roller derby doc Revolutions, directs the film, which through word-of-mouth has become one of the most sought-out films currently streaming. Graham Day spoke with Laura about the…