Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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Grabbers at Daft Eddy’s on Sketrick Island.

Directed by Jon Wright

Grabbers

Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with The Film Audience Network (FAN) present Britain on Film: Coast and Sea.

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. Outdoor screening on the island of Sketrick beside Daft Eddy’s Bar & Restaurant, a beautiful location near the shore… Please bring your own camper seating, blankets, etc for grass seating location. Full bar available at Daft Eddy’s.

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.

A near-irresistible Friday-night-out monster picture in the tradition of Lake Placid or Tremors, with a boozy Irish charm that makes it a distinctive addition to the catalogue of alien invasions. Kim Newman. Empire Magazine

Britain on Film: Coastal
Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with The Film Audience Network (FAN) present Britain on Film: Coast and Sea . Focusing on projects, events and activities working with archive film that fit the over-arching theme of COAST and SEA.