On the penultimate day of the 18th Belfast Film Festival we had an eclectic mix of films to show you!

In the Strand Arts Centre, we celebrated 30 years of Cinema Paradiso with a packed out audience! Host Brian Henry Martin tweeted, ‘I was once little Toto spellbound by the magic of my local cinema, Strand Arts Centre. That is why it’s such an honour to return there tonight to introduce Cinema Paradiso.” 

In collaboration with Banterflix, we screened the classic B-movie Piranha. And it wasn’t just screened in any old cinema… we screened it on the HMS Caroline to a packed out audience! Check out our photos to see what this unique venue looked like.

On the other side of the city, in the Beanbag Cinema, we screened Legend of the Mountain. This 1979 Taiwanese fantasy, horror, mystery film tells the story of a scholar, tasked to copy a sutra, who meets with a mysterious old lady and her daughter in the mountains.

And to top off our run of shows in the Black Box, we presented The Vagina Monologues to a sold out audience! Created by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humour, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement in women’s experiences. The show ended to a standing ovation and audiences enjoyed a post performance/screening discussion.