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You talking to me? Take in the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival this Feb.

You talking to me? Take in the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival this Feb.

Yes I am! If you’re on the way to Dublin this February, you have to take a trip to the movies. Ok, we admit it – we’re a bit giddy at Celtic Group Hostels as this is one of our most favourite events of the year. With the Oscars just around the corner and a new Irish actor taking Hollywood by storm (Michael Fassbender, this time…), the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is a must for even the casual movie buff. As events in Dublin in February go, this is top of the list.

Many groups have already been in touch to organise accommodation for this brilliant event and take in the sights of Dublin while they’re at it. It’s running from 16 – 26 February and showcases 120 films from all over the world. Dublin is full of quality cinemas and screenings are on in Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema and maybe even a few more. All of these venues are within easy walking distance of our hostels in Dublin. You’ll be right in the thick of the action near Temple bar so make sure and book your hostel now.

Most of the movies being shown are Irish premieres. Over the years, the event has established itself as an engaging forum where the public can connect with the film industry and get stuck into panel discussions, q & a sessions and more.

This year’s special guest is an unknown actor who has been quietly making movies for a few years….. Ok, Ok, it’s Al Pacino who has given us everything from ‘Scarface’ to ‘Carlito’s way’ and a hundred other spectacular leading performances in between. A movie giant indeed and it shows the profile the festival now has that it can draw one of the most gifted acting superstars in this era.

He’s here to discuss and promote Wilde Salome, his 2011 docu-drama which explores the play Salome, written by Oscar Wilde. It has become a personal journey for him and we look forward to hearing more from him in Dublin later this month.

Booking tickets is easy. Either go to www.jdiff.com; call the ticket office on 01 687 7974or call by in person to Filmbase in Temple Bar.   Check out the full festival programme here

What next? Call us and book into one our hostels in Dublin, see what else is going on in the city and stop eating popcorn right now! By the time you’ll leave Dublin, you’ll have had your fill.

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