Aislinn to bring successful horror film home to Dundalk

Dundalk filmmaker Aislinn Clarke will introduce her debut feature film, The Devil’s Doorway, at An Táin Arts Centre on January 29.
Clarke who hails from Fatima is a former pupil of Gaelscoil Dún Dealgan and Colaiste Rís. Her debut film has been very well received by critics around the world and she is the first Irish woman to write and direct an internationally distributed horror film.
The Devil’s Doorway premiered in competition at the Seattle International Film Festival before opening in cinemas across the US in July. The unsettling film, set in a Magdalene laundry in 1960, has been released all over the world and has appeared on several end of year ‘Best Horror Film of 2018’ lists. According to Aislinn she is looking forward to bringing the movie back to Dundalk for a screening in front of a home crowd.
“It’s really nice to be screening the film in my hometown after travelling all over the world with it. The film has been released in America, Canada, the UK, Japan, the Middle East, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand and Australia. Of course it’s now released in Ireland too (it’s on Amazon Prime, Sky Movies and iTunes and will be passed on to Film Four in the next few weeks) and I’ve been present at multiple screenings in Dublin, so it’s about time it will be shown on a big screen in Dundalk.
“I’m looking forward to it. There have been other standout screenings – the American theatrical release premiere in New York was pretty great – but a home crowd will always be special,” acknowledged Aislinn.

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