This years Belfast Film Festival will see the screening of a locally made feature film – The Monday Club.

Directed and written by local filmmaker Brian Mulholland and produced by Corrine Heaney the film tells the story of Danny the last surviving member of The Monday Club. He shares some yarns of the lifetime friends he met working in the Belfast docks.

Brian Mulholland said: “Everything about this film is Belfast. The people, the stories and for the most part, the locations.

“I’m a storyteller with a love of film.

“I feel Belfast, and Northern Ireland, has a different story to tell to what is usually put up on screen. It is a place full of characters with a great history worth celebrating.

“The Monday Club shares stories of love, life and loss. It is about the past, present and future.”

Starring local actors Derek Halligan, Aaron Gordon, Robbie Beggs, Zoe Smedberg, Nuala Davis, Harry Maunsell, Chris Heath, Shaun Blaney and Katie Richardson the film is screening as part of the Belfast Film Festival on Thursday April 23.

Producer Corrine Heaney said: “This is the first independent film I’ve been involved with as the Producer. I was always amazed by how supportive people were in helping us make the film.

“Even some of the strangest requests were made easy because of the great attitude people have here. I’m not sure we could have worked as easily anywhere else.”

The Monday Club will screen as part of the Belfast Film Festival on Thursday April 23 at 7pm (doors 6:30pm) Movie House, Dublin Road, Belfast. Tickets are £5 from the Belfast Visitor Centre or belfastfilmfestival.org

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