RESCHEDULED TO Sunday January 27, 2.00PM
Being Frank explores the extraordinary secret life of artist Chris Sievey, best known as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom, the maverick Northern comedian in a fake head.
Frank Sidebottom, his greatest creation, became a star – a manic, insane, mercurial star burning brightly from within a papier mâché head – a star who obscures his own creator. But who really knew Chris Sievey, the fractured genius underneath the mask?
Chris Sievey was a musician, songwriter, artist, comedian, filmmaker, performance artist and wayward genius who created an alter ego that he grew to resent.
Director Steve Sullivan pieces together Sievey’s split personality through an extensive archive of personal notebooks, movies, art and music, alongside insights from his closest confidants, including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, and more.
What he uncovers is an intimate portrait of a sensitive, tortured outsider artist, forever on the outside looking in.
Doors 1.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Film Devour Short Film Festival is committed to showing the best in local raw talent and creating a platform through which filmmakers can show off their stuff, meet other filmmakers and co-ordinate ideas. The festival caters to all kinds of filmmakers and genres. Showing first time shorts by filmmakers as well as films with a budget. The whole ethos of the festival is to showcase everything to everyone. It`s also a great opportunity to network with other filmmakers, writers and actors.
Films are under 15 minutes in length and Ireland based in theme or production. Film entries are in with the chance to win the Audience Choice Award or Directors Choice Award.
“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” – Alfred Hitchcock
Sunday 24th February – The Crying Game, Dir Neil Jordan (1992)
3pm // Black Box Main Room // £5/3
Oscar-winning classic exploring ideas of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Troubles.
Fright Night! The Science of Horror Movies
Sunday 17 February, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
£3. Booking essential.
Do you like scary movies? The continuing popularity of horror films would suggest many people do. But why do we like being scared and what makes a great horror film? In this seminar, scientist and film fan Dr Declan McKenna explains the tricks that horror movies use to frighten us. Using clips from well-known films, he explains the science behind the emotional and psychological responses we experience when we watch a scary movie. It promises to be a monster night out for horror fans!