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Keena calls for John Gorman to be recognised

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'Nobody understands desperation as well as David Mamet'

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WASHINGTON DC'S Keegan Theatre returns to Galway for the first time in two years, when it stages David Mamet’s darkly comic and shattering classic American Buffalo at the Town Hall Theatre.

A Walk In The Woods with Robert Redford

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ROBERT REDFORD and Nick Nolte star in A Walk In The Woods, a film based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling 1998 memoir of the same name, which will be screened in the Town Hall Theatre this weekend.

Award winning actor/writer Emmett Hughes to write and star in Los Angeles thriller Axis 

Irish actor and Galway native Emmett Hughes, who wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning film The O’Briens, is set to write and star in the upcoming independent thriller Axis.

Cinema review: Gone Girl

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GILLIAN FLYNN’S 2012 best-seller Gone Girl was just waiting to be made into a movie. It is so well constructed with twists and revelations coming fast and frequent you could smell the popcorn popping with each chapter. The concern for book readers was, who is going to make a story of two unsympathetic, spoiled, and frankly unlikable, millennials into a mainstream Hollywood movie without losing its dark originality?

Film directing workshop for teens

MARTIN SCORSESE, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock are among the greatest of all film directors.

‘Mr Huston would you like a little night-cap?’

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It was John Huston’s wife Ricki, who first saw St Clarens, a large Georgian house, and gardens near Craughwell, Co Galway. She had been staying with Derek and Pat Trench at Woodford House for the Galway Races. When she heard the house was coming up for sale by public auction she went to check it out. Once owned by the O’Hara Burkes,* it was then a virtual ruin, and in the hands of the Land Commission.

Hollywood came to Galway

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The renowned film actor, and patron of the Galway Huston School of Film, Anjelica Huston, was born in Los Angeles on July 8 1951. The news of her arrival was promptly cabled to the post office of Butiaba, in western Uganda. Two days later a barefoot runner bearing a telegram finally arrived at Murchison Falls, on the Nile, deep in the heart of the Belgian Congo, where The African Queen was being filmed.

Ricki Soma - Anjelica’s beautiful mother

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Anjelica Huston’s mother, Ricki Soma, grew up over a popular Broadway Italian restaurant called Tony’s Wife on West Fifty-Second Street in New York. At 14 years of age she was already a beauty, and a ballet dancer. She looked like the Mona Lisa, in fact she was considered so beautiful that a few years later her photograph appeared on the cover of Life magazine.

Argo well worth seeing

ARGO is in the news this week after scooping the Best Film BAFTA and will probably have greater glory next week in LA. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck he pulls off a comical and brilliant performance.

 

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