4 November 2017
The Light Between Oceans
133mins Certificate 12A
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
Director: Derek Clanfrance
UK/New Zealand/USA 2016
A war weary man takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an island for the solitude. He meets a beautiful young woman and they eventually marry. One day they see a small dingy with an infant and man inside floating in the ocean. They rush to rescue them only to find the man is dead. They struggle over the decision to report it and whether to keep the baby. It’s only years later that they discover that the child still has a mother looking for her.
18 November 2017
146mins Certificate 18
Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Clara, an imperious 65-year-old music critic is the remaining resident in Aquarius, a seaside apartment block. Corrupt developers have acquired all the other apartments but Clara will not be intimidated into selling them hers, pledging to leave only upon her death. The resulting tension disturbs Clara but gives her an edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and future. Portuguese language with English subtitles.e
13 January 2018
111mins Certificate 15
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
Director: Barry Jenkins
Beautifully shot coming-of-age drama and winner of three oscars in 2017, including that for best motion picture. Moonlight chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of Chiron, a young African-American, gay man, growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.
17 February 2018
The Young Offenders
83 mins Certificate 15
Starring: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose
Director: Peter Foote
Inspired by the story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure (440 million euros) in 2007, and an absolute hoot. A drug trafficking boat capsizes off the west coast of Cork and a bale of cocaine worth 7 million euros is missing. Inner city boys Conor and Jack set off on stolen bikes, hoping to make their fortunes. They are hotly pursued by Sergeant Healy to whom Conor’s long term bike stealing career has become an obsession.
10 March 2018
Daughters Of The Dust
112 mins Certificate PG
Starring: Cora Lee Day, Adisa Anderson, Alva Rogers
Director: Julie Dash
UK/USA January 1991 Re-released 2016 (restored)
The first feature film directed by an Afro/American woman to be given theatrical distribution in the USA. In 1902, the Peazant family, descendants of African slaves living on an island off the South Carolina coast, face a threat to their unique culture, language and way of life. Some of the younger generation have found new lives on the mainland and return to encourage others to join them. The past, present and future of the family are seen through the eyes of an unborn child.
31 March 2018
Things To Come
102 mins Certificate 12A
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Elizabeth Huppert stars in this French-language art-house art house film as a chic philosophy professor. She soldiers through her mother’s death, gets fired from her job and deals with a husband who is cheating on her. French, German and English languages, with English subtitles.
14 April 2018
The Eagle Huntress
87mins Certificate U
With Aisholpan and Rys Nurgaiv [as themselves] Narrated by Daisy Ridley
Director: Otto Bell
This spellbinding documentary follows the engaging Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Kazakh language with English subtitles and narration.
28 April 2018
127 mins Certificate PG
Starring: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner & Kirsten Dunst
Director: Theodore Melfi
The incredible true story of three brilliant African-American female mathematicians at NASA who play a vital role in launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit, turning around the space race and galvanising the world. Oscar nominated and, “a thunderously feel good experience”.
19 May 2018
117 mins Certificate 12A
Starring: Gemma Arterton. Sam Clafin, Bill Nighy
Director: Lone Scherfig
During the Blitz a secretary is recruited to a Ministry of Information team to write scripts for the production of propaganda films. Facing sexism, jealous relatives and political interference the team struggle to deliver the film. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.
Films screened at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm. Licensed bar available after (and occasionally before) the screening.
Please note, this programme is provisional and subject to change without notice.