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Clones Film Festival to Open 22nd of October

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Thursday 22nd October – Sunday 25th October

Over the last number of years the Clones Film Festival has made a point of showcasing films which involve some of the local talent from the region, with this year being no exception running from the 22nd to the 25th.

The festival will open with a bittersweet drama set in 1970s Dublin titled ‘The Picnic.’ The Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning comedy ‘Boogaloo and Graham’ will also be screened. The 1970s theme is continued but this time it’s a comedy set in Belfast starring acclaimed Monaghan actress Charlene McKenna.

Producer Brian J Falconer and some cast and crew of both opening night short films will be in attendance. Wine and refreshments will be served at the event, along with live music which is free of charge.

Contrasting with the regional flavour of opening night, the festival also has a strong selection of critically acclaimed international films which will be screened over the four-day event.

These include ‘Force Majeure’, ‘Marshland’, ‘The Tribe’ and ‘The ‘Salt of the Earth’, a documentary about the life of the photojournalist and environmentalist Sebastian Salgado.

In addition to the packed line-up of films, the Festival Club at Adamson’s Bar will be the venue for live music each night of the weekend.

Tickets for all films can be purchased online at www.clonesfilmfestival.com.