Coast to Coast: County Derry

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

Red Sails

Portstewart – The Crescent (outdoor)

Come see Portstewart and the surrounding North Coast, in beautiful archive films.
Through the work of local filmmakers, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and more, this footage captures many facets of life in Portstewart through the ages.

Discover, explore and engage with newly digitised films that capture life in Portstewart and the surrounding North Coast and see how the coastal experience continues to shape how we live, work and dream.

A facilitated visit with Portstewart and coastal material. Red Sails is a week-long event combining a diverse range of entertainment centered on the Promenade of the picturesque coastal town of Portstewart. Features live music, culture, dance, competitions and ends with a spectacular firework show all organised by Portstewart Community Association. Screening from gazebos with plasma screens and with facilitators on hand to contextualise the material.

Saturday 29 July,
The Crescent,

10:00 to 16:00

Young Frankenstein

Horror comedy classic in the creepy surrounds of the derelict Downhill Demesne.

Like most of his other films, Young Frankenstein is director Mel Brooks’s loving homage of a classic story. In this satire of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Gene Wilder stars as the mad scientist who reanimates a dead man into a monster. A Brooks regular, Wilder is comedic gold, and the rest of the cast is perfect as well: Marty Feldman is hunchbacked assistant Igor, Madeline Khan plays Elizabeth, Cloris Leachman is Frau Blucher, and Peter Boyle plays the monster.

Before the main feature…

The Fall of The House of Usher

(1928 ) 13 mins.
In a decaying castle surrounded by a dank, mirrored lake live the morbidly nervous Roderick Usher and his sickly twin sister, Madeline. Their tale is told and dimly comprehended by the unnamed narrator, a boyhood friend whom Roderick has summoned.

Coast To Coast
: Specially curated content from the Digital Film Archive, showing how coast and sea continue to shape how we live, work and dream.

Saturday 23 Sep,
Downhill Demesne