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Calendar

Apr
11
Thu
BFF- Bruce Springsteen On Screen
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm

Our tribute to the work of one of america’s greatest performers. Featuring footage of Bruce from his early days to the present, with concert performances, music videos, interviews and more as part of this celebration.

Born on September 23, 1949, in the town of Long Branch, New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen, also known as “The Boss,” played the bar circuit while assembling his famous E Street Band. His breakout record “Born to Run” united arena rock with human-size tales of working-class America. With dozens of awards under his belt, including 20 Grammys, and selling more than 65 million albums in the U.S. alone, Springsteen is one of the bestselling and popular artists of all-time.

Apr
13
Sat
BFF-Atypical Shorts
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm

A shorts programme of films which focus on the lives of disabled people from around the world.

With a spotlight on activism, protest, and the fight for human rights, this programme also includes glimpses of the everyday, shining a light on the joy found in moments of movement and togetherness. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion on disability rights in Northern Ireland and abroad.

BFF-Pop Up Puppet Cinema
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm

The best way to describe Pop Up Puppet Cinema is like Punch and Judy colliding with Hollywood.

PPC condense classic films into live puppet shows, mocking the originals with plenty of warmth and admiration. They will be performing ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Jaws’, this is one not to be missed!

Expect puppets to take on Spielberg’s classic vision of a seaside town terrorised, a heroic salty seadog, an out-of-his-depth policeman and a giant mechanical supersized shark. All together now: “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!” For Part Two Pop-up puppet cinema return with Doc, Marty and a time travelling Delorean!

Please note there is a 25 min interval between shows. Each show lasts 30 mins approx.

Apr
14
Sun
BFF QUIZ
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

Solo, Odd Couple, Three Amigos, Four Weddings, Johnny 5, Big Hero 6, Magnificent 7, Hateful 8, Plan 9, 10 Things I Hate About You

Jean-Claude Van Damme, Batman, First Man, A Simple Plan, Jackie Chan, Streep, The Deep, The Big Sleep, Happy Feet, 42nd Street French Connection, English Patient, Italian Job, Married to the Mob Bad Boys, Goodfellas, Mean Girls, Widows, O Brother, Ryan’s Daughter, Mommy Dearest, In The Name Of The Father Giant shark, Jurassic Park, Lost Ark, Near Dark A Taste of Honey, The Colour of Money, The Sheltering Sky, Withnail and I Do The Right Thing, The Right Stuff, Edgar Wright, In The Heat of The Night The Red Shoes, The Green Mile, Black Panther, Yellow Submarine.

Apr
15
Mon
BFF- Film Devour
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

Film Devour Short Film Festival provides a platform for local filmmakers, writers and actors to screen their films, network and coordinate ideas.

Catering to all kinds of filmmakers and genres, showing everything from first time shorts, experimental, documentary as well as more established short films with a budget.
Audience choice And Directors Choice awards announced on the night.
The ethos is to showcase everything to everyone.
“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.”– Alfred Hitchcock

Apr
16
Tue
BFF-The Chasing Grace Project
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm

The Chasing Grace Project (CGP) is a documentary series about women in tech.

While most data tell us there’s no progress, the women who work in tech every day know different. Change is incremental but it is happening, in the individual stories of women who have started companies, nonprofit organizations and women-in-tech groups. The emergence of women in tech groups inside and outside of companies demonstrate that this movement is gaining momentum.This film explores the phenomenon of community for women, the value they place on it and whether or not it’s making a difference in progress.

Apr
17
Wed
BFF – Of Love and Law
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

 Film Hub NI are very pleased to present Japanese documentary, Of Love and Law.

Calling in at Fermanagh Film Club, Dungannon Film Club, Subterranean Film Club (Omagh) and The Black Box Belfast (as part of Belfast Film Festival), this important and moving film brings to light the hidden stories of people who are silenced and made invisible by Japanese society and its laws.

Fumi and Kazu are partners in love and law; they run the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. As lawyers driven by their own experience of being ​outsiders​, they attract a range of clients who reveal the ​hidden diversity of a country that prides itself for collective obedience, politeness and conformity. Tired of being silenced and made to feel invisible, ​the lawyers and their misfit clients expose and challenge the archaic status quo that deems them second-class citizens. With the backdrop of civil liberties under attack, the film poses universal questions about what it takes to be an individual, what it means to be a minority and what role a family plays in our increasingly polarised world.

The film’s producer, Elhum Shakerifar said “We’re always keen to ensure that our films are as accessible as possible, and community screenings outside of the traditional cinema space are an important opportunity to bring a variety of audiences together and to facilitate a broader discussion. Although Of Love & Law centres on very specific cases and individuals fighting for minority rights in Japan, their work and values resonates far beyond, and we’re delighted to know that audiences across Northern Ireland will be able to see the film through the support and wonderful work of Film Hub NI.”

Please note: The Black Box event will feature a post-screening discussion with cinematographer Jason Brooks and John O’Doherty from the Rainbow Project.

Apr
18
Thu
BFF- Tossed Salad & Scrambled Eggs
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm

An evening to celebrate the genius of this much loved TV show. Host Stephen Beggs will take you through the evening with a collection of clips, screenings of classic episodes and more.

Thanks to sharp writing and a pitch-perfect ensemble cast, Frasier became one of the smartest and funniest television shows of the 1990s. Following the 1993 demise of Cheers, Diane’s fussy psychiatrist boyfriend, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), seemed an unlikely candidate for a spin-off series, yet the show earned smash ratings and dozens of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Grammer) in the very first season. In an inspired bit of casting, Grammer was matched with David Hyde Pierce as his brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles, and the rest of the players included his radio-program manager, Roz (Peri Gilpin), his father, Marty (John Mahoney), his father’s physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves), and the dog Eddie (Moose).

Apr
19
Fri
BFF- Tossed Salad & Scrambled Eggs
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm

An evening to celebrate the genius of this much loved TV show. Host Stephen Beggs will take you through the evening with a collection of clips, screenings of classic episodes and more.

Thanks to sharp writing and a pitch-perfect ensemble cast, Frasier became one of the smartest and funniest television shows of the 1990s. Following the 1993 demise of Cheers, Diane’s fussy psychiatrist boyfriend, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), seemed an unlikely candidate for a spin-off series, yet the show earned smash ratings and dozens of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Grammer) in the very first season. In an inspired bit of casting, Grammer was matched with David Hyde Pierce as his brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles, and the rest of the players included his radio-program manager, Roz (Peri Gilpin), his father, Marty (John Mahoney), his father’s physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves), and the dog Eddie (Moose).

Apr
20
Sat
BFF- Glengarry Glen Ross: Live Read
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm

Glengarry Glen Ross is, at its core, a character study about a group of men whose time has passed. For BFF19, we’re putting their words in new mouths. This all-female Live Read version, produced by Accidental Theatre & directed by Emily DeDakis, will shed a provocative light on David Mamet’s best-loved work. .

Glengarry Glen Ross – a high-pressure duel between cutthroat New York City real estate salesmen – is heralded as one of the top, tightest scripts of all time. Mamet (the self-styled Free Capitalist of drama) is known for controversial views on and off the page. (His new West End play Bitter Wheat dives into the #MeToo conversation – with a hero styled on Harvey Weinstein. “Ugh,” writes The Guardian’s Lyn Gardner). But with an all-female version hitting Broadway this summer, and half a trillion pounds worth of Castlebrooke Investments sloshing around our city, when better than now and where better than Belfast to bring this film to life? Right in the heart of “Tribeca”, see a local cast (kept secret till the day) take on Mamet’s gem. Genius or heinous? Either way, you have our permission to lose your cool: This $#!+ is live. #GlengarryLive #SaveCQ

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Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp