Hollywood Director and Dundalk native John Moore has added his support to this years Blackrock Film Festival taking place in August 2018 over 5 days in the Louth village. Speaking about this years festival the Die Hard 5 Director said –

” In an era where more and more people are watching movies on tiny iPhone screens, the organizers and participants of this terrific event should be thanked and congratulated for reminding us how and why we should see movies on the big screen, together sharing in the true wonder of cinema. May the Blackrock festival go from strength to strength – I’m proud to be part of it ” – John Moore

Moore’s company Point Road Inc based in California is one of the primary sponsors of the festival which has its Opening Night on Wednesday 22nd August in the 100 year old AOH Hall in Blackrock Village. “We are planning to show The Quiet Man in this fantastic old building which dates right back to the 1920’s Ireland in which the movie was set” said the Blackrock Tourism and Development Group Chair Aine Corcoran. “We have provided John with some tickets for the opening night so you just never know who might turn up on the red carpet.”  The Blackrock Film Festival runs from Wednesday 22nd Aug to Sunday 26th August 2018 showing 6 movies in various venues as well as an Outdoor “CinemanOnTheSand” on Blackrock Beach as the highlight. All of the movie details and venues are on www.visitblackrock.ie

Picture – Courtesy of John Moore