1. Mrs. Brown is the biggest Irish comedy success since Father Ted.
2. December’s Xmas Special was the most watched show last Christmas in Ireland OR Britain, with 9.4 million viewers. It’s big in Oz, too.
4. D’Movie co-stars the Queen Of The Red Cow Inn, cabaret legend June Rodgers, who was also in Agnes Browne (1999), Angelica Houston’s long-forgotten adaptation of O’Carroll’s novel The Mammy. She played the role before Brendan did. Watch it in full HERE
5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Begrudge away. Brendan’s too busy winning awards and playing stadiums to give a shite. Chances are, this will earn more than every other Irish movie released this year combined.
1. Darklight is Dublin’s pioneering festival of independent creativity. No, seriously.
2. Darklight has been showcasing new ways of making film, art and DIY culture for 15 years – from digital cinema to 3D printing. We’re big
3. This years programme includes a screening of the Director’s Cut of the Oscar nominated (and BAFTA winning) documentary ‘The Act of Killing’ (2012), directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, who will be present for the post-screening Q&A. It’s a bit of a masterpiece.
4. The programme also includes any amount of cool screenings, seminars, workshops and associated interactive fabulousness. It’s officially where it’s at. Find out more HERE.
5. Guess what? We’re giving away A PAIR OF SEASON TICKETS TO DARKLIGHT. Tell us what docuimentary beat the Act of Killing to the Oscar this year? First two correct win a season ticket EACH.