Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Lights, camera, water as Belfast Film Festival starts

A swimming pool and the dock that once housed the Titanic are among some of the unusual locations film lovers can watch classics in the coming weeks.

As part of Belfast Film Festival's new summer programme, movie fans will be urged to don their bikinis or speedos and dive into the new Olympic-sized pool in Bangor for a novel showing of Steven Spielberg's Jaws, while Stanley Kubrick's cult sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey is showing in the historic dry dock in the city's old shipyards.

Again living up to its reputation for quirky venues, the festival starts rolling today with a screening of two episodes of the US political drama the West Wing at Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Other highlights of the programme include horror film Session 9 at Templemore Baths and Northern Ireland-set slapstick comedy Oh Mr Porter! at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, Co Down

"Join us for a series of site-specific screenings in venues throughout Belfast over the summer months," Damian Connor from the Belfast Film Festival said.

The movies are being presented in partnership with Stormont's Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

For more information on the festival visit www.belfastfilmfestival.org.

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