Link to Spiralling, short film about violence within a relationship

Last night we screened Tyrannosaur as part of the 16 Days of Action campaign, an event funded by West Limerick Resources and supported by Adapt House Limerick. It was a very thought provoking film and inspired some animated conversation facilitated by staff from Adapt House. For those of you who couldn’t make it but would be interested in finding out more about domestic violence the following is a link to a short film called Spiralling,
The film depicts how violence can creep into a relationship.  And if anyone would like to know more about the support services available you can contact Adapt House Limerick 061 412354.
Published in: on November 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Screening for 16 Days of Action campaign on 29th Nov 2012

Newcastle West Film Club are proud to support West Limerick Resources and Adapt House by facilitating a screening as part of the 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence campaign. The event will take place on Thursday 29th Nov at 8pm in Desmond Complex. There will be no admission charge and is open to all over 18. There will be a short film ‘Spiralling’ shown first which shows how violence can develop in relationships. Then the main film Tyrannosaur will follow.  This film has been highly acclaimed and has won many awards including three at the Sundance Film Festival. Here is a short description of the film and a trailer. For more information on the event you can contact the film club on 087 6877970 or email

Joseph, an unemployed widower, plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, undergoes a life change after killing his dog in a fit of rage. Desperate to change his ways and get out of his unpleasant past and surroundings, he earns a chance of redemption when by chance he becomes close to local charity shop worker Hannah, a respectable wholesome and kindly Christian woman who takes pity on him, and they become close friends. However Hannah has a dark secret of her own which threatens to plunge Joseph back into his former life.

Directed by Paddy Considine, 2011. UK.

Published in: on November 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Film Club Information

It may be timely to refresh on some information about the Film Club. Newcastle West Film Club is run by volunteers. The first Season started in Sept 2008 and since then we have done an Autumn and Spring Season. We are now on Season 9! In between we also show films as part of Bealtaine festival for older people, and for specialised events such as Integration Week and Limerick Language Alive Week.

The goal is to offer an alternative social outlet in the community. Somewhere different to go. It offers the chance to meet new people as well as socialise with friends. We also value offering films that would not usually be available in the mainstream cinemas and you might not get to see otherwise. And of course there is something lovely about watching a great film on a big screen(well bigger than the tv!), and in the company of a small community of people.

We have tried out different nights of the week and different frequency of screening. What we have settled on for now is a routine of screening three films before Christmas and three after, on the First Fridays of Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr. The film itself starts at 8pm however we have tea/coffee/wine available available before hand so people like to arrive a bit earlier and relax over a cuppa or a glass of wine. Some people arrange to meet their friends there, others come by themselves and enjoy chatting to new people. It’s the sort of space where everyone is prepared to have a chat and it usually isn’t about film!

As for the films. Well we usually try and balance a selection over the three films within the season and over the season just gone. We will try and include one English language film and the other films are usually foreign language with subtitles. Most people find they get into watching the subtitles very quickly. It can be challenging trying to get the right balance in our schedule-and we are always open to feedback about this!

After the films we find some people like to stay around for another cuppa and a chat, while others head home. It’s very relaxed that way.

Of course then there are the practicalities. We screen in Desmond Complex, which is behind the Fire Station. We meet upstairs in the lobby. Entry is 7 euros. This amount includes a 1 euro daily membership, which basically makes you a member of the club for that day. ( requirement as a club). There is no commitment required to attend again, it is pay as you go.

If you would like any further information you can email or you can phone 087 6877970. And you can find us on facebook, just look for Newcastle West Film Club.

Thank you!

Published in: on November 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Many Thanks

We would like to extend our thanks to all who supported our street collection yesterday. It was our first venture into the world of street collecting ,and while we all froze a little bit it was a very positive experience. As well as recieving some welcome cash contributions, it was also a chance to let people know about the Film Club.  We think we offer an enjoyable night out, we just want the community to know about it!! The financial boost from the collection will help greatly with keeping the club viable and vibrant. So thank you again to all who contributed. And a special thank you to all how volunteered with the collection, and a mention to Newcastle West Rovers who gave a very practical support in the form of collection tables!

Published in: on November 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm  Leave a Comment