How bogland became portraits of two Connemara icons

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

PORTRÁIDÍ CRIATHRAIGH/Bog Portraits, a film about the creation of landscape installation artwork, where bogland at Ros Muc, is transformed into the faces of two iconic Connemara natives, premiers on Monday March 1.

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Six movies to check out on the new Disney Channel

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

LAUNCHING THIS week on Disney+ is a new channel, simply entitled Disney Channel, which has been hard to miss with the advertising bombardment surrounding it.

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Short films sought for Galway Film Fleadh 2021

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

GALWAY FILM Fleadh is now seeking short film submissions for its 2021 festival, ranging from drama and documentary, to live action and animation.

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Irish films to watch on Netflix

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

THERE ARE some great Irish films on Netflix which are well worth watching, but they do not always pop up on the services home page that often.

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RTÉ Player - better than you might think

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

HAVING REVIEWED the best of what is on offer on Netflix, Prime Video, TG4 Player and AllFour, I am almost running out of streaming services to look at, so this week I turned to the much maligned RTE Player.

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French film to premiere in Galway

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

LEGACY, THE new film by French photographer and film-maker, Yann Arthus Bertrand, about the crisis facing humanity from climate change, will receive its Irish premiere in Galway.

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What's streaming on All 4?

Wed, Feb 03, 2021

ALL 4, the on demand service from Channel 4 is full of great programmes and is completely free. There are a few ads, indeed some in the middle of episodes, but they ran smoothly and with no buffering.

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Fleadh extends Solstice screenings for another month

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

THE GALWAY Film Fleadh has extended its winter streaming season, Solstice, celebrating independent Irish films made between 1978 and 2011, for an additional month.

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What's streaming on TG4?

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

TG4 HAS had a great few years. It was recently announced as the sixth most watched channel in Ireland, putting the Connemara based station ahead of BBC 2 and Channel 4. I decided to try and just watch TG4 for the week and see how I got on.

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Before you cancel that Amazon Prime account...

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

WITH THE whole mess around Brexit, many people may be cancelling their Amazon Prime membership, but before you do, here are some films worth having a look at before you cut the cord.

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Back to lockdown, back to streaming movies

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

WITH THE cinemas closed again, the international box office is in limbo, and we are once again at the mercy of the streaming services. Thankfully Netflix have done a great job of refreshing its library. Here are a few films you may not have caught first time around that are worth checking out.

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Kings added to Fleadh's Solstice line-up

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

KINGS, TOM Collins acclaimed 2007 feature film, and starring Colm Meaney, is now streaming as part of the Galway Film Fleadh's Solstice programme.

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Galway Film Fleadh - Solstice

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

CHRISTMAS IS a time when it is traditional to gather around the screen and watch films, it is also a time of togetherness and reflection - values the Galway Film Fleadh want to uphold, despite the best efforts of 2020 to undo them.

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Two by Two: Overboard! - Galway animated film proves a big hit

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

TWO BY Two: Overboard!, produced by Galway animation company Moetion Films, and featuring a new song from Galway composer Eimear Noone, is in cinemas now.

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Galway made film is Ireland’s entry for Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

ARRACHT, AN Irish-language feature film which was made in Connemara, has been selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category for 93rd annual Academy Awards.

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On The Rocks

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Rashida Jones plays Laura; she is a writer with writer's block and raising two daughters with her husband Dean. Lately she has noticed Dean is distant and not affectionate. His business is starting to take off so he is away from home a lot. When she goes to meet him at a work event she notices how friendly he is with a younger beautiful colleague which only adds to her suspicion. While having lunch with her father Felix, she tells him what has been bothering her. Instantly he assumes the worst (himself a life long womaniser). Rather than consoling Laura he takes the opportunity to bond with her on catching Dean out. They then spending the weekend stalking him around New York looking for evidence.

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous - celebrating ‘difficult’ women

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

GALWAY’S MARGARETTA D’Arcy and Lelia Doolan are interviewed in a new web-series, Mad, Bad and Dangerous, celebrating trailblazing Irish women, aged over 70, who remain in the public eye.

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Films to watch on cold October nights

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

WITH THE cinemas closed for what will hopefully be only three weeks, I have returned to streaming platforms which served us so well during the initial lockdown, and chosen four films on Netflix I believe are worth your time.

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48 Hour Film Challenge goes virtual for 2020

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

LITTLE CINEMA and Galway City of Film's 48 Hour Challenge is taking place again this year, but in a virtual fashion instead of a physical screening at the Town Hall Theatre.

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The Thing is coming to the Pálás

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

THE THING, John Carpenter's classic 1982 film starring Kurt Russell, and boasting special effects which were astonishing in their day, and still impressive now, will get a big screen outing at the Pálás.

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