‘Bravado’ Charity Screening


On the 4thth of April at the Nerve Centre in Derry at 7pm there is a screening of  local Derry film Bravado; tickets cost four pounds with all the profits going to Foyle Hospice.


Bravado is the new feature film from award winning Derry born writer and director David Harkin.  The film was financed solely by the producers David Harkin, Eoin Daly and Golda Mansilla.



Bravado is a crime story that tells the story of Rebecca Kelly who is looking to get in touch with her estranged husband Martin Doherty.  Martin has neglected his parental responsibilities and has vanished.  Rebecca seeking answers; enlists the help of private investigator Christopher Swann.  Swann uncovers a lot more about Martin than he ever intended and gets himself mixed up in the middle of a gang war with no easy way out.


The cast includes local actors Shauna Lawson, Hugh Barbour, James McLaughlin, Martin Bradley, Geoff Coke, Ciaran Paterson, Kyle Martin, Brendan Gallagher and Michael Harkin


The film was shot last summer in and around Derry and Donegal.






Magic Lantern Film Society return to the Nerve Centre in Derry

Magic Lantern Film Society is delighted to anounce it’s long awaited
return to the Nerve Centre in Derry with it’s new programme of
classic, contemporary and special screening. The opening film of the
comming season will be Wim Wender’s latest Oscar nominated offering
PINA. There will be a wine reception at 7.00 and the film will
commence at 7.30.

Words are the enemy in WimWenders’s mysterious, submersive and tribute
to German dance pioneer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009 just as Wenders,
the director of ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ and ‘Wings of Desire’, was
beginning to make this film. Some will come to this film full of
knowledge of Bausch. For others, it will be as fresh and novel as
Wenders’s approach to turning dance into cinema.
A stunning film, a glorious homage to modern dance.

For more information contact Magic Lantern by email:
info@magiclantern@gmail.com, visit the website at
www.magiclanternderry.co.uk, or visit or facebook page.


'East of Bucharest' screenings in Nerve Centre, Derry

This Thursday, 3rd February Magic Lantern Film Society will be continuing its programme of unique and imaginative films with a screening of 12:08 East of Bucharest at 7.00pm in the Nerve Centre, Derry.

Corneliu Poromboiu’s debut film, and a first for Derry audiences, offers a human insight into the failed hopes of Eastern Europe after the Cold War. 16 years after the Revolution a local television in Bucharest invites several guests to share their moments of glory, as they allegedly stormed City Hall, chanting “down with Ceasescu!” before the Romanian dictator fled the presidential palace by helicopter so many years ago. An alcoholic history teacher and a lonely retiree are forced to answer questions from dubious viewers who aren’t overly convinced that the Revolution ever took place in their city. This compelling documentary is not to be missed!

Membership of Magic Lantern Film Society for this season is £20 for a Friend of Magic Lantern membership, each screening is then free and you will not have the hassle of paying each time. Basic membership is £10 which will get you into each screening for £1, alternatively should you want to go along and pay at the door each time, this will cost £3. For more information on all screenings and membership you can drop into the Nerve Centre. Alternatively, if you have internet access you can email: infomagiclantern@gmail.com or visit us on facebook.


The Magic Lantern Film Society Starts New Season

The Magic Lantern Film Society is returning to Derry audiences on Thursday 3rd December at the Nerve Centre on Magazine Street. The society will be showing the hit feature Coco Before Chanel. There will be a wine reception beforehand with the screening at 7pm sharp.

The Magic Lantern Film Society was born in 2007 from a desire to bring a traditional atmosphere to the cinema in Derry. From the beginning it has aimed to offer local audiences a break from the norm and show films that would only otherwise be shown in places like Belfast, Dublin or London.

Magic Lantern initially found a home at the old Orchard Cinema, part of St. Columb’s Hall, where the Playhouse Theatre had relocated while their premises on Artillery Street were being renovated.

During this time The Magic Lantern attracted a steady following and developed a reputation for showing films that were out of the ordinary. Many of the films shown by Magic Lantern were not only shown in Derry for the first time, but also Northern Ireland, these included: Sicko, The Edge of Heaven, Bread and Tulips, The Family Friend, The Pope’s Toilet, Persepolis and Caramel.

The Magic Lantern Film Society now looks to a bright new future in its new home of the Nerve Centre where it can continue to show its own unique brand of cinema.

All details of membership and screenings can be found at www.magiclanternderry.co.uk, or by telephoning 07821130533. Alternatively, you can become part of the Magic Lantern group on Facebook.