This month, The Model, in collaboration with Cinema North West, will host The North West Film and Music Fest. It will take place at The Model in Sligo from November 14- 25.
Running for 11 days and featuring over 25 events, this festival celebrates the crossover between music and cinema and their parallel development with an abundance of events for all ages.
The festival has everything from rocking music performances, Q&A’s with directors, silent horror films scored by a live musicans, a full live concert on The Model’s big screen, a Marlin Monroe impersonator with cocktails on a 1920’s themed night and the most amazing vivid world documentary footage you have ever seen… and that’s only for the adults.
The kids can come and watch enchanting animations sing along and dress up for classics like Beauty and the Beast, partake in animation workshops and then see their creations come to live on the big screen cinema!
The festival launch night kicks off on, Wednesday 14th at 7pm with the Irish premiere of the explosive Let Fury Have the Hour.
This film retells the history the modern America through the voices of the artists that interpreted it, in a radical era. Highlights of the festival; Shut Up and the Play the Hits will be screened on Sunday November 18 at 8pm.
On Nov 16th The Model hosts Film Fatale Night; Some Like It Hot. This will be an evening of 1920s dress and cocktails.
On Sunday 18th at 6pm The Model will screen Baraka and Samara offering the Double bill price of €12 for both. Shot in more than 150 locations in 24 countries, Baraka is a non-verbal cinematic poem that provides a visually stunning series of scenes from around the world, what director Ron Fricke calls ‘a guided mediation on humanity. Later at 4pm a documentary Samara, filmed over a period of five years in 25 countries, is an immersive journey of sound and vision that takes its cue from its title.
On Friday November 23 at 8pm there will be a live score performance by 3epkano and Iarla Ó Lionáird to the spine-tingling classic, Der Golem.
To close the festival Cinema North West and The Model invites all to the closing night gala event on Saturday 24th at 8pm. Good Vibrations, with special guests and Q&A with director David Holmes will be screened on the night.
This film is a chronicle of Terri Hooley’s life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene, aka the Godfather of the Belfast Punk.
The Undertones , the iconic punk and rock band from Derry perform after the screening at 10pm.
All screenings are €8/6 concession unless otherwise stated. Festival Passes available from The Model reception or online providing access to all screenings, gigs & workshops (with the exception of Good Vibration screening and The Undertones.
For more detailed information visit www.themodel.ie