One of the main motives behind the Nenagh Silent Film Festival was to celebrate a local film-maker who had succeeded on a global scale. The same urge is behind another boutique festival which launched its programme today. The Richard Harris Film Festival takes place in Limerick, of course, from December 6th to 8th this year.
It would please the great man immensely. Not only does it feature possibly his greatest performance, in This Sporting Life, but it also offers a platform to emerging film-makers in its shorts programme – and includes a rugby match.
You can find the full programme online here. It’s well worth supporting: