Sunday December 15, 2019

Arts Interview: Northern lights

A new film about the man who brought the Undertones to the world is also a celebration of the best of Belfast, writes Eamon Sweeney.

30th March, 2013
Richard Dormer, who plays Terri Hooley in Good Vibrations. Photo: Maura Hickey

After a winter of discontent marred by the Union flag protests, riots, public disorder and the doomsday talk of a possible return to the darker days of the Troubles, Belfast is buzzing about a locally-made movie about an eccentric one-eyed musical impresario named Terri Hooley.

Despite his new-found celluloid fame, the man who released Teenage Kicks by the Undertones responded to a recent Facebook campaign to get Hooley to run for Lord Mayor with a...

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