52 Films Directed By Women 4: In 52 Days!
One of the characters in Good Vibrations is listed on the end credits as 'Roaring Dickhead Executive'.
That says a lot about the humour and spirit in this excellent little film, a fictionalised biography of the founder of the world famous Good Vibrations record store in Troubles-torn Belfast, Terri Hooley.
In the last couple of days I finished watching Derry Girls (which was quite wonderful, needless to say) and despite being set in a different time period from Lisa McGee's sitcom, there is one shared similarity. They both focus on people trying to live normal, everyday lives behind the conflict and convoluted politics.
Hooley founded his shop in an attempt…