QFT Screening Room: Episode 5

'As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a member of Queen's Film Theatre'

Lights, camera, action: its the return of Screening Room this April - and what a month it promises to be, with everything from the ongoing Belfast Film Festival to a one-off screening of Martin Scorcese's gangster epic, Goodfellas, taking place in Northern Ireland's only independent cinema. Get outta' here!

Sarah Hughes, Press and Marketing Manager at Queen's Film Theatre, again presents with a wit and a warmth that radiates. She might have had her work cut out putting the April/May programme together, but she doesn't let it show. A screen siren in the making.

So, what are the highlights? Kitchen sink director, Ken Loach, has produced another blinder in Route Irish, a complex thriller set between the cities of Liverpool and Baghdad, which examines the aftermath of the Iraq conflict as it has affected two close friends.

Woody Allen sets his latest atypical rom-com, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, in London, England - his newest muse? Featuring an all-star cast that includes Naomi Watts and Anthony Hopkins, this one actually looks like it might be good. A return to form? We'll just have to wait and see.

The Belfast Film Festival has another week to run, and much to look forward to. There's a tribute to Northern Irish writer Brian Moore, 1980s action flick Escape from New York and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate local director, Brian Desmond Hurst, in the QFT foyer.

And then, of course, there's De Niro, Pesci, Liotta, Sorvino, Bracco - one of the greatest gangster casts in cinema history in the Oscar-winning, Mafia memoir adaptation, Goodfellas.

This Jameson Presents screening is certainly one for the hardcore fans. So get suited, booted and ready for a heist movie like no other - but remember, what happens in QFT, stays in QFT!

Visit the Queen's Film Theatre website for information on all upcoming screenings and events.

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