Bealtaine Film 2012-Sat 26th May 2pm

Its May again, which means it’s all about Bealtaine, the Irish national arts festival celebrating creativity in older age.

For the 4th year we are delighted to be taking part in the film tour element of the festival. This year’s film is the lovely film My House in Umbria starring Maggie Smith. We have changed our routine a little and this year the screening will happen on Sat 26th May, at 2pm, in Desmond Complex.  There will be no admission charge as this is presentedby Access Cinema and IFI in association with Seven Seas.

If you have any queries about this event you can contact Mary at 087 6877970.

In the meantime check out the trailer


My House in Umbria

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Would you like to take part in a documentary about cinema related experiences?

Here’s the information!
RTÉ and Planet Korda Pictures are making a documentary about going to the cinema in Ireland called ‘See You at the Pictures!’.

We are looking for people who are happy to be interviewed about their cinema related experiences.

Tell us about your favourite film, favourite actor or most memorable cinema experience.

Did you dress up for the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’? Do you remember when films in Ireland were censored? Do you remember going to a cinema that no longer exists?

We’re keen to hear from people of every age, from all over Ireland. Whether your story is big or small, funny or sad, informative or simply odd, we’d love to hear about it.

If you don’t have any specific personal memories but can give us factual information about a cinema we’d like to talk to you too. If you know how much a cinema used to charge, what films were shown, what the pre-film entertainment was like, what snacks were sold, we’d like to find these things out too, so get in touch.

We will follow up every letter and email so start writing those memories down.

Stories and information can be submitted to us via our website,, or you can email us at

If you’d like to send us a letter our address is: Stories, Planet Korda Pictures, The IFI, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

You can also follow our progress on Facebook, and Twitter, @SeeYouatthePics

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John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

For those of you interested in film making this inaugural symposium may be of interest !
The inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium takes place 7 – 10 June with a four day focus on film and filmmaking, inspired and informed by the timeless work of legendaryIrish-American director John Ford.
Widely regarded as one of cinema’s most influential directors – John Ford made over 140 films and documentaries during his illustrious career and still holds the record for the most Best Director Oscar® wins ever.

Ford, whose parents were born in the west of Ireland, Ford kept strong connections with Ireland, where he made a number of films, the most important of which wasThe Quiet Man, considered his most personal film. 60 years on from that iconic Irish film, the inauguralJohn Ford Ireland Film Symposium will feature a diverse programme of events designed to entertain, inform and educate Symposium delegates and movie fans gathering in Dublin for this unique film event.

• Opening Night at the National Concert Hall – The Iron Horse with Orchestra

• Public Interview and a Masterclass with Peter Bogdanovich

• The 60th Anniversary screening of The Quiet Man

• Four days of film screenings including an Outdoor Screening of The Searcher

• Music for the Screen with Kyle Eastwood

• The Abbey Players and Ford at the Abbey Theatre

• Masterclass with Oscar winning editor Joel Cox (Unforgiven, Mystic River)

• Ford Industry Hub with leading filmmakers and writers: • Sheridan • Boorman • Kirk • O’Sullivan • Bateman • Fraser • McCabe

• The Dublin premiere of Irish documentary John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man

• The Ford Lecture – Presented by Joseph McBride

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