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Jameson Cult Film Club: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels & A Talk With Nick Moran (JDIFF 2015)

This film was seen as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2015.

One of the biggest losses of the dissolution of the long-standing relationship between Jameson and the Dublin International Film Festival this year (aside from the fact that “J-diff” is a pretty catchy acronym) is the fact that the Jameson Cult Film Club seems unlikely to be held as part of future festivals. The Jameson Cult Film Club is a wonderfully fun and casual celebration of cult classic cinema in a rich and atmospheric environment, often accompanied with very clever theatrical flourishes.

There are quite a few events hosted each year, but it always felt appropriate that perhaps the highest profile event was staged during the eleven-day film festival, as just one example of how film seemed to take over the capitol for that week-and-a-bit of cinematic fun. Nevertheless, what might just be the final Jameson Cult Film Festival companion piece went down spectacularly well; with a screening of Guy Ritchie’s low-budget debut caper film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

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A delight for the audience – those who had seen it and those who hadn’t – the screening was accompanied by an engaging (and occasionally quite candid) interview between veteran journalist Dave Fanning and star Nick Moran. Moran – a writer and director in his own right – was on fine form, regaling the audience with stories from the production of the film, along with his own anecdotes about fame and fortune. Eager to field questions from the audience, and impressed by the thoroughness of Fanning’s research, Moran proved a natural storyteller.

Witty and self-effacing, Moran was a perfect (and sporting guest) for what turned out to be a fascinating interview.

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Win! Tickets to the Jameson Cult Film Club Screen of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on Monday 23rd March!

The interactive Jameson Cult Film Club screening is widely regarded as one of the most hotly anticipated  events in the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival schedule, and this year is no different. Jameson  are kicking off the 2015 series of Jameson Cult Film Clubs with Guy Richie’s iconic crime comedy, Lock,  Stock and Two Smoking Barrels which will be screening during the Jameson Dublin International Film  Festival in a secret location on Monday 23rd March.

Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - 23.03.15

One of the film’s title characters, ‘Eddy The Gambler’, aka actor Nick Moran will be present for an exclusive Q&A with the audience before the movie, hosted by Dave Fanning. The venue, which is only revealed to ticket holders, will be completely transformed into a series of sets from the movie, while live theatre and special effects timed perfectly with on-screen action help to transport the audience right into the heart of London’s gritty East End.

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For your chance to win tickets to win tickets to this exciting screening, simply answer the below question:

You must be over 18 to enter this competition. Contact details provided will be used only to contact the winning entries.

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You can also register for free tickets to Jameson Cult Film Club events at their website. You really should. It’s a fantastic celebration of classic cinema.

Non-Review Review: Snatch

The wonderful folks over at the Jameson Cult Film Club were polite enough to sneak me into their screening of Snatch. It was my first time attending a screening organised by the team, and I was genuinely impressed. seriously, if you live in Ireland and are a film buff, do yourself a favour and pop over to sign on up. They transformed the Tivoli Theatre into a series of sets from the film, with an open trailer park out the back, a boxing ring inside and lovely bit of flavour throughout. It really was a fantastic evening, and the crew deserve a huge amount of kudos for pulling it off in such style. Hell, they even got actors impersonating the characters to introduce the film, with a Brad Pitt impersonator telling us to turn off our phones with the help of subtitles. I honestly think it might be the closest I’ve ever been to living inside a film, and I’ve been to Disneyland.

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