Whilst the festivals have been rather quiet nationwide of late, Cork city is again the place to be for culture and entertainment fans as a fortnight after the Jazz Festival, it is back with another culture rich festival as film fans this time are in for a treat this next few days as the Corona Cork Film festival (11-18th November) kicked off on Sunday 11th November. Off to a great start the highlight of the films on offer on the first day of the 8 day festival was undoubtedly the gala show of The Great Flood, a documentary on a 1927 Mississippi deluge by Bill Morrison featuring live music performed on the night by the great guitarist Bill Frisell and his quartet.
Screened in the Cork Opera House this was the first and only time this unique film documentary and live music performance commissioned by Carnegie Hall, will be performed in Ireland. The Great Flood is just one of many interesting and unique cinematic shows that will be showing in many venues in Cork city over the next 7 days as the film festival now in its 57th running continues to shine with its enticing blend of independent and unconventional films you won’t normally get a chance to see, innovative short films from local, national and international filmmakers, reissued favourites and documentaries amongst the many pictures on show. And with this year being the 100th anniversary of Paramount pictures, Cork film festival will be showing two paramount classics The African Queen and Harold & Maude. As well as the many movies from all genres and interests showing for film fans, the festival also support local filmmakers with many workshops and industry events.
Running for the next seven days and finishing up this Sunday 18th November with the closing gala film Martin McDonaghs Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell and Christopher Walkin, the next couples of days offers visitors to Cork city a wealth of great never before seen cinematic experience, and for lovers of good film and culture its never a better time to visit Cork city on your Ireland vacations.