THE Takeover Film Festival returns this year for the fourth time with a series of events running from the 7 – 9 February at both the Queen’s Film Theatre and the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Organized by the QFT’s youth panel, the theme of this year’s festival is a celebration of youth culture, diversity and music. The programme includes three film premieres, workshops and a Gothic Film Section.
Included within this year’s line-up is a screening of Irish director Neil Jordon’s acclaimed 1994 gothic horror, Interview with a Vampire at the QFT on Friday 7 February at 9.20pm.
Based on a short story by novelist by Ann Rice and featuring a stellar cast including Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Tom Cruise and a memorable performance by a then 12-year-old Kirsten Dunst, the film tells the story of vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac’s (Pitt) interview with Daniel Malloy (Slater).
The depressed vampire recounts his story to the San Franciscan reporter, beginning with his transformation into a vampire by Lestat (Cruise) in 1791 and the two’s subsequent often turbulent time together.
Tickets for this screening can be purchased directly from the festival’s website, along with more detailed information on this year’s programme.