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4 events for... movie buffs seeking the best of Cork Film Festival 2018

Ireland’s favourite film festival returns to the real capital.

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FOR SIXTY-THREE years, the Cork Film Festival has hosted countless screenings catering to a wide variety of interests. 

This year is no exception. Their programme is packed with music documentaries, independent Irish features and family-friendly animations to inspire all. Events taking place for the festival will be held across Cork City from Friday 9 until Sunday 18 November. 

Here are four highlights to catch at this year’s Cork Film Festival. 

1. Discover the indelible legacy of Blue Note Records in a documentary about the iconic jazz label 

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🎶 Happy @guinnesscorkjazz! To celebrate #GuinnessCorkJazz Cork Film Festival Programme Advisor Si Edwards has put together a fantastic Jazz mixtape for everyone to enjoy this bank holiday Monday! Head over to the Cork Film Festival Facebook page @CorkFilmFestival to check it out. . Cork Film Festival is showing Jazz flicks 🎺 @bluenoterecordsfilm and 🎷 @fullmantismovie as well as other great music films including 'Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records. . For more information and our full music line-up 👉corkfilmfest.org . #CFF18 #MilfordGraves #FullMantis #FilmFestival #RudeboyTheStoryOfTrojanRecords #Rudeboy #BlueNoteRecords #Music #CorkJazz #Mixtape #Jazz #Playlist #JazzPlaylist

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When: Sunday 11 November, 3:30pm

Where: Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork 

Established in New York in 1937, Blue Note Records was the musical home of several revered jazz musicians. Amongst the label’s alumni are Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, all of whom recorded seminal albums in the studio. In a new documentary entitled Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes, Swiss filmmaker Sophie Huber explores the history of the label and its enduring legacy on contemporary culture.

Tickets available here

 2. Learn about the wonderful life of Fred Rogers, America’s beloved father-figure 

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WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR . 👦👧Won't You Be My Neighbor? directed by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Neville A homage to the life of Mr Rogers, surrogate father to generations of American children through his public TV show 'Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood'. A true gentleman and man of affable nature, Fred Rogers’ compassion in communicating with his youth audience, and his mantra, ‘I like you just the way you are’, brought a quietly radical approach to both children’s entertainment and psychology. & his mantra: "I like you just the way you are" . More information and tickets 🎟️👉corkfilmfest.org . #WontYouBeMyNeighbor #MorganNeville #CFF18 #FilmFestival #MrRogers #Documentary

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When: Tuesday 13 November, 1:30pm

Where: Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork 

From the 1960s, Fred Rogers became an integral figure in the lives of countless children across the United States and, to a lesser degree, Europe. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was an educational television series developed for children which explored various issues including fostering one’s individuality. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a stunning documentary by Academy Award winner Neville Morgan that shares the poignant story of Fred Rogers’ life and career. 

Tickets available here

3. Catch the feature-length directorial debut of Irish talent Luke Morgan

When: Saturday 10 November, 7pm

Where: The Gate Cinema, North Main Street, Cork 

Luke Morgan has expanded his growing portfolio as a writer and director of short films with his feature-length directorial debut, Sooner Or Later. Set in a coastal town in Ireland, the story is based on a suicide pact made by an elderly couple, Thaddeus and Sally. This dark comedy marks a remarkable cornerstone early in Morgan’s career. The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with the director. 

Tickets available here

4. Explore the expansive musical career of Ireland’s electronic maestro Roger Doyle 

When: Sunday 11 November, 12:15pm

Where: Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork 

Christened the ‘Godfather of Irish Electronica’, Roger Doyle mastered the art of melding a myriad of obscure melodies in his unique compositions. Honed over a fifty-year period, Doyle’s sound covers a glorious spectrum from minimal piano-led arrangements to all-out orchestral pieces.

Brian Lally’s documentary The Curious Works of Roger Doyle examines the composer and musician’s remarkable contribution to this under-sung genre within the Irish music scene. The screening will be followed by a live performance by Roger Doyle as well as a Q&A with the director. 

Tickets available here

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