Some of the biggest figures in international cinema including Oscar winning director Danny Boyle, BAFTA winner Paul Greengrass and Pulitzer Prize winning writer and actor Sam Shepard arrived in Derry~Londonderry for a month-long programme of film screenings, premieres and special events, entitled Cinema City.
With key themes woven through the programme's construction, Cinema City made November a more eclectic month of movies than ever before. A terrific Gothic season gave film-lovers the opportunity to experience some of the most influential horrors in history outdoors at Ebrington and beyond while a selection of Stephen Rea's greatest on screen performances was made even more special by a Q&A with the acclaimed actor himself.
Paul Greengrass's widely acclaimed autumn blockbuster Captain Phillips too proved to be one of the primary draws, which the United 93 director then followed with an intimate and insightful talk at the Foyle Theatre.
Cinema City was presented by the Nerve Centre and Culture Company, in association with the University of Ulster, BFI, BAFTA, Film Hub NI, NWRC and the Foyle Film Festival.
With venues including Brunswick Moviebowl, the Nerve Centre, Ebrington Square, St Columb’s Hall, the Masonic Hall, the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, the Rath Mor Centre, Foyle Theatre as well as local community centres and libraries, Derry~Londonderry truly became a city of cinema.