See you in The Savoy!

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2015 is set to close in show-stopping fashion with our final guest, Hollywood legend Dame Julie Andrews to attend two very special events this closing Sunday, a public interview in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and our closing gala screening of The Sound of Music in the Savoy cinema at 7.30pm.

Miss Andrews has brought elegance, grace and happiness to stage and screen and it is a great honour to welcome her to the Festival to participate in a public interview hosted by Aedin Gormley from RTÉ’s Lyric FM, Movies and Musicals at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Miss Andrews will discuss her extraordinary career from her luminous first appearance on Broadway starring in The Boy Friend; to creating the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady; to her iconic film debut as the titular beloved character in Disney’s Mary Poppins, for which she won a Bafta, Golden Globe and an Academy Award. The interview will start at 3pm, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Miss Andrews will later introduce a special presentation of The Sound of Music, the Festival’s closing gala event in the splendid setting of the Savoy Cinema at 7.30pm.

Other great events happening at JDIFF this Sunday include screenings of Far From Men in Screen cinema at 11.00am stars Viggo Mortensen and is set in the Algerian Civil War while Villa Touma, which shows in Screen cinema at 2.00pm, tells the story of a young woman who moves into the home of her three old fashioned spinster aunts. Director Suha Arraf will be in attendance to participate in a Q&A after the screening.

Superb documentary The Last Man on the Moon screens in the Savoy cinema at 2.00pm with director Mark Craig and producer Gareth Dodds in attendance. This uplifting film is about the life of former Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan who is the only person to have descended to the lunar surface twice and took one of the first ever moonwalks. The film includes spectacular CGI sequences that recreate Cernan’s space missions in widescreen dimensions.