Tuesday 14 August 2018

Culture vulture - What not to miss this week

 

Roisin Murphy. Photo: Getty Images
Roisin Murphy. Photo: Getty Images
Ed Power

Ed Power

The film - Kaiser

The incredible story of a superstar Brazilian soccer player who never actually kicked a ball. Carlos Henrique Raposo - aka Kaiser - grew up in one of Rio de Janeiro's most impoverished slums dreaming of becoming a professional athlete. The fact he lacked the necessary skills was not an impediment, as he saw it, and he became fast friends with some of the stars of the era.

Saturday, 3.30pm, IFI Dublin

The festival - All Together Now

A newcomer to the festival circuit, All Together New boasts a dramatic backdrop in Curraghmore House and Gardens in Waterford, with an exciting line-up including Roisin Murphy, Underworld, Mura Masa, Villagers, plus spoken word from Will Self and a farmer's market.

Friday - Sunday, Curraghmore House

The play - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's trippiest work opens Kilkenny Arts Festival. The Rough Magic production promises "a parallel reality... the laws of physics warp, the mind plays tricks, and civilisation crumbles". Sounds like Brexit only with less of the jaw-dropping fantasy.

From Thursday, Castle Yard, Kilkenny

The podcast - Heaven's Gate

An extraordinary tale of the titular UFO cult in California, whose members believed aliens were coming to earth in the wake of Halley's Comet. As with all true crime podcasts - and UFO cults - things end horribly.

The TV show - The Game

This celebration of hurling is one of the best things RTE has produced in years. Episode two explores the modern era, as money enters the sport and hurlers become among Ireland's most recognisable athletes.

Monday, 9.30pm, RTE One

Episode two explores the modern era, as money enters the sport and hurlers become among Ireland's most recognisable athletes.
Episode two explores the modern era, as money enters the sport and hurlers become among Ireland's most recognisable athletes.

The box set - Better Caul Saul

Jimmy McGill is back for a fourth season of the heartbreaking Breaking Bad prequel. With McGill's brother Chuck dead, the future Saul Goodman is sucked deeper into a whirlpool of chicanery. Meanwhile, hard man Mike's dealings with the local drugs mob grows more complex too.

From Tuesday, Netflix

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