This year’s Festival curtain raiser will be the World Premiere of Good Vibrations, the locally filmed biopic of record shop owner and godfather of Northern Ireland’s 70s punk music scene Terri Hooley. Starring local actor Richard Dormer as Terri Hooley, the Premiere will take place on Thursday 31st May in the Ulster Hall.
The UK and Ireland Premiere of Shadow Dancer written by ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby and starring Gillian Anderson, Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen will take place on Wednesday 6th June in the Movie House Cinema, Dublin Road. Set in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles, this fast paced thriller charts the story of an IRA volunteer forced to become an informant by MI5.
The Festival will culminate in the European Premier of Oscar-winning Director Terry George’s latest film, Whole Lotta Sole, a comedy filmed locally, starring Brendan Fraser and Colm Meany with original screen score by Foy Vance. The Gala Premiere in the Waterfront Hall on Sunday 10th June will include a civic reception to mark Terry’s Oscar success earlier this year with The Shore which had it’s World Premiere at last year’s Belfast Film Festival.