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Hugo Hamilton on TG4 & Gate Theatre

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Loopline documentary on Hugo Hamilton Croi & Teanga  screens tomorrow Wednesday on TG4 at 8:00 PM. Hugo also has a new play ‘The Mariner’ opening at the Gate Theatre on the 25th September.

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Turin Film Festival honors Jimmy Murakami

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Starting on the 15th December the wonderful Sottodiciotto Film Festival  in Turin is honouring the career of the Oscar nominated Japanese American Animator, Jimmy Murakami, with a dedicated retrospective of his life’s work.  Also showing is Sé Merry Doyle’s  documentary “Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien” which tells the story of Jimmy’s incarceration alongside 40,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps after Japan attacked Pearl  Harbor . Jimmy is in very exalted company as Turin are also having retrospectives on Alan Parker “The Comittments”, Jaco Von Dormael, “Toto the Hero”, Marco Risi, “Maradona, the Hand of God“, Delphine Gleize “Carnage”, and Andrea Segre, “The Green Blod”. Among the films to be screened from Jimmy’s amazing catalogue are his evergreen “Snowman”, his apocalyptic nuclear war film ‘”When the Wind Blows”, Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” plus his groundbreaking experimental works: “Breath”, “The Magic Pear Tree”, and “The Good Friend”.  Jimmy who has been based in Ireland for the last forty years is delighted that Turin is honouring him with such a vast retrospective. Is it not time that Ireland followed suit as most filmmakers here would acknowledge Jimmy’s contribution in kick-starting the Irish Film Industry?

New York screens ‘Jimmy Murkami – Non Alien’

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The New York International Film Festival screens Sé Merry Doyle’s film,  ‘Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien’ on the 23rd November at 1pm  in the Quad Cinema New York.

In this award winning feature documentary, the famous animator of ‘Snowman’ and ‘When the Wind Blows’ makes a pilgrimage back to Tule Lake Concentration Camp, where  alongside his family, he was interned for four years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The film has had several prestige screening worldwide and won the ‘Director’s Choice Award’ at the Sacramento International Film Festival.

Washington DC hosts ‘Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien’

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‘Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien’ screens at the Washington DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on the 9th October. In this award winning feature documentary, the famous animator makes a pilgrimage back to Tule Lake Concentration Camp, where he was interned alongside his family for four years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.