15 October 2012

'From the Margins of the Celtic Tiger' is the theme for this years Liverpool Irish Festival film screenings. The films all dramatise the lives of the people who, for whatever reason, missed out on Ireland's years of unprecedented economic growth and the inequalities that are still present in Irish society.

Lenny Abrahamson's sophmore film, Garage, tells the story of Josie, a lonely pump attendant. The 'beautifully shot and just as beautifully acted' film is a portrait of being in a small town and feeling like life is passing you by.

Starring the always-excellent Ciaran Hinds, The Eclipse screens at 6.30pm on 17 October. Two years after his wife died, Michael begins to experience strange and supernatural occurrences. He meets a famous author known for her ghost stories, and confides in her about his experiences as his visions begin to get more disturbingly vivid.  

The Cork Film Festival returns to Liverpool for the third time with two programmes of short documentary, fiction, narrative and animation films. The two different selections feature filmmakers and films from the city of Cork including Fond of a Moth, an unorthodox love story and Dark Side of the Lens, a surreal glimpse into the life of an ocean based photographer. The Oscar winning short The Shore by Terry George will screen on Thursday 18 October.

Tickets for all the Liverpool Irish Festival films are available online, at the Box Office and by phone on 0871 902 5737.