Films for your Autumn

Hello everyone. We are getting ready to return on the 3rd October with 3 films which we are very excited to be screening. It was difficult to chose as usual, balancing our own personal preferences with what we think other people would like to see. And as always trying to get a balance of films. We always love feedback to hear what people think of our selection!

If you are new to the film club here is some important information. We screen 3 films before Christmas on the first Fridays of October, November and December. We start back in February for another 3 films. Screenings all take place upstairs in Desmond Complex which is a community building behind the fire station. All screenings start at 8pm. We sometimes will show a short film before the main feature. We have tea, coffee and wine available before hand and we encourage people to take time to start their evening off in a relaxed manner before the film so suggest you arrive a few minutes early. The entry cost for each film is €7. All films are for over 18s only.

If you have any queries about coming to see a film please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can email or you can phone 087 6877970.
So here are the films you can see this season!

Dir: John Curran Australia 2013 110 mins Cert: TBC

Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker) commands the screen in John Curran’s mesmerizing character study, based on the astonishing true story of Robyn Davidson. With her faithful dog and four unruly camels in tow, Robyndeparted Central Australia on foot, determined to traverse the Outback and reach the Indian Ocean. Her only obstacles were 2,700 kms of desert and her own personal demons…Curran and Wasikowska capture Robyn’s two-year preparatoryphase in Alice
Springs, when she learned how to maintain camels and reluctantly accepted necessary funding from National Geographic. The catch? She had to allow photographer Rick Smolan (played by Girls’Adam Driver) to snap pictures at predetermined stops along the way.The arduous physical journey and the arguably more dangerous mental one are conveyed through Curran’s use of the stunning landscapes as a prominent character in the former and Waikowska’s complete dedication in the latter. This is one journey you will not forget. – Vancouver International film Festival 2014


Dir: Ritesh Batra 2013 India 104 minutes Cert: PG. Lanuage Hindi/English.
Some romances are written in the stars. Others, it would seem, can be chalked up to a misread street map. When a lunchbox painstakingly prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur)for her emotionally distant husband is mistakenly delivered to Saajan (the wonderfulIrrfan Khan, Life of Pi), the under-appreciated Mumbai housewife and lonelyaccountant strike up an intimate correspondence. Continuing to use Mumbai’s legionof lunch couriers as their go-betweens, they share increasingly involved letters detailing their inner thoughts and life stories. The tinges of disappointment and regretthat punctuate these missives reflect the enticing soulfulness of Ritesh Batra’s debut.In turn, there’s exhilaration to be had watching these characters realize that their futures are unwritten. But will they put down their pens and overcome the obstacleskeeping them from one another? – Vancouver International Film Festival 2013
THE ROCKET. FRIDAY 5th December 2014. 8pm.
Dir: Kim Morduant Laos, Australia 2013 96 mins Cert: CLUB. Language: Lao.
Good-natured Ahlo has no idea of the tragic circumstances, which surrounded hisbirth. His childhood seems to be ill-fated: when his family has to leave their village to make way for a dam, a terrible accident follows. Together with his father and
grandmother, he is sent to a camp where he incurs the wrath of the other camp-dwellers. They soon make up their mind that Ahlo is cursed and brings bad luck. His only friend is Kia, who lives with her uncle Purpleand knows all too well what it’s like
to be an outcast. The group’s search for a new home leads them through the Laotianoutback. Here, they come across a rocket festival that holds an entire village on tenterhooks. At last, Ahlo sees a chance to prove he is lucky rather than cursed and he takes part in the dangerous competition. The Rocket combines this boy’s movingstory with a fascinating insight into living conditions in a country shaped by povertyand superstition. – Berlin International Film Festival 2013.
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