A mixture of remembrances from friends and family, home movies, clips from Spikes work, and several interviews with Spike this tries to set the record straight and portray Spike as a person and not the “Godfather of Comedy”
Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of Ballymoran make the intriguing visitor feel very welcome (and in the case of mother Mary, Donna Dent, and teenage minx Jenny, Janice Byrne, they make him feel very welcome indeed). At first, ..
While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn between his passion for God ..
Set in and around the male and female toilets of a Dublin jazz bar. A drama concerning the trials and tribulations of two lowly paid toilet attendants and the people they serve
Will and Maura, despite their marital problems, decide to come to Ireland and live on Maura’s ancestral estate, bringing with them their daughter Aubrey. But soon weird happenings around the house lead a local priest to confess that Maura’s ancestors practiced black magic, and Maura’s own insecurities threaten to bring her into the evil fold
Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman (James Mason) wounded in a daring robbery
A disgruntled I.R.A. member (Chapa) becomes Ireland’s biggest threat to the peace process
Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git’s girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He’s now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog. It’s a tougher assignment than it seems: Git’s ..
The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, throwing stones and cutting off their opponents buttons etc. And sometimes they go to battle completely naked and exposed. In one such scene about 30 boys return from a battle to celebrate victory ..
A constellation of variously desperate characters collide on a fateful New Year’s Eve in Derry, Northern Ireland in this twisty, blackly comic crime thriller. (TIFF)