The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 10th November

A round-up of this weeks film news, events and cinema releases

Some news from the week - 

1. Conor McGregor's "Notorious" has had the biggest Irish box office opening of any Irish film so far in 2017. Check out Entertainment.ie for more

2. Kevin Spacey is to be replaced by Christopher Plummer in "All the Money in the World" following recent allegations of sexual harrassment by the actor. Read the full story on Variety

3. The Irish Film and Television Academy are currently accepting submisions for their 2018 Film & Drama Awards. Submissions will close on the 17th of November. Check out IFTA for more details and how to submit 

4. Christopher Nolan is to receive a Bafta career retrospective in December this year. Read more on ScreenDaily

5. "Wild Ireland" a documentary from production company Crossing the Line has beat BBC's "Planet Earth" to win Best Natural History Film at the Grierson Awards. Read more on IFTN

6. Screen Training Ireland and Film in Cork have come together to launch "Short Films, Epic Stories" on Saturday, November 25th. This course will be delivered through a combination of masterclass in character and theme, with Q&A, film analysis of short films and workshopping of two sample projects. Check out Screen Training Ireland for more details and how to register. 

New releases this week -

The Florida ProjectDirected by Sean Baker and starring Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Willem Dafoe

"The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times"

No Stone Unturned - Directed and written by Alex Gibney

"Alex Gibney reopens the mysterious unsolved case revolving the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. On 18 June, in the small village of Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, six men were brutally murdered and a few others were wounded in a pub while watching the World Cup soccer match."

Only The Brave - Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller

"A drama based on the elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ that claimed the lives of 19 of their members"

Paddington 2 - Directed by Paul King and starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson and Peter Capaldi

"Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popuar member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen"

Professor Marston and The Wonder Women - Directed by Angela Robinson and starring Bella Heathcote, Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall

"Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard  psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder woman in 1941"

We Love This - 

The trailer for Stephen Speilberg's "The Post" starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks has dropped online. The film is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.