Curzon Home Cinema showing Hill Street and Barbaric Genius as Part of Irish Film Collection

Posted November 14, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News

From November 14th, the Curzon Home Cinema on demand service will be offering a selection of independent Irish films to watch at home or on your tablet or smart phone as part of their Irish Film Collection in partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. Highlights of the season include the nostalgic skateboard documentary HILL STREET, and BARBARIC GENIUS, a moving portrait of troubled genius John Healy.

HILL STREET revolves around  the legendary skate shop opened by Clive Rowen on the titular street in 1978. It documents the store’s seismic impact on the nascent skating scene in the city and the country as a whole, tracing the subsequent development of the scene as it struggles with cobbled together facilities, hostile locals, and legal crackdowns.
BARBARIC GENIUS tells the story of London-Irish ex-wino John Healy and his journey from alcoholism and homelessness to chess master and the world of literary fame and fortune, and untangles the story of his sudden disappearance and the mysteries that grew up around it
The other films being shown in the season are the powerful Eugene O’Brien adaptation Eden, surf doc Waveriders, the Colm Meaney-starring Parked, and psychlogical drama Snap.

Wherever you are in the UK or Ireland, Curzon Home Cinema gives you the opportunity to watch the latest cinema releases and a curated selection of contemporary and classic films from the comfort of your own home.

Curated by the expert Curzon Cinemas team, you’ll find only the very best in independent cinema from Hollywood mavericks to the latest foreign-language releases – all brought to you where possible on the same day as their cinema release.

The Irish Collection is available from November 14th. Find out more at