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Spring 2018 Culture Cinema Programme

Culture Cinema night in association with Access Cinema, Dublin, takes place on the last Thursday of every month re-commencing on the 22nd February. All screenings start at 8pm.
ACCESS CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland giving local people an opportunity to see minority interest films. Listings are subject to change.
Admission for each screening is €5. BOX OFFICE 066 9478956.
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The Drummer and the Keeper – Thursday 22nd February 2018
Director Nick Kelly / Ireland 2017  92  mins / Cert: PGLanguage: English

Starring: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Kelly and Peter Coonan


You find true friendship in the craziest of places! Gabriel is a chaotic young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated bandmates. When forced to bond with Christopher, an institutionalised 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, it results in a very unlikely friendship! -Galway Film Fleadh 2017

“An uplifting comedic story of an unlikely friendship between Gabriel, a rock ‘n’ roll party animal with bipolar disorder and an institutionalised goalkeeper who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome.”  —


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Rosalie Blum – Thursday 29th March 2018
Director Julien Rappeneau / France 2016 95 minutes / CLUB

CAST: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau

A random encounter has unexpected and life-changing consequences for three characters in Rosalie Blum, a quirky, heart-warming tale based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. This enchanting directorial debut from French screenwriter Julien Rappeneau (Bon Voyage, 36 Quai des Orfèvres) is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy.

Festivals – Alliance Française French Film Festival Australia 2016  / Gijón International Film Festival 2016

Awards – Winner, Audience Award, Gijón International Film Festival 2016

Quotes – “Whimsical, tender and original, Rosalie Blum is a fabulous debut.” – The New Zealand Herald

 Presented in partnership with the Embassy of France and Institut Français.






 61st BFI London Film Festival - Official Competition, First Feature Competition and Documentary Competition

Loveless – Thursday 26th April 2018
Director Andrey Zvyagintsev / Russia, France 2018 127mins  /  Cert: CLUB / Language Russian

Starring: Maryaha Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova


The latest from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) profiles a family torn apart by a vicious divorce, in which the parents are more interested in starting their lives over with new partners than tending to their 12-year-old son.

Among the snowy high-rises of modern Moscow lives stocky salesman Boris and Zhenya, a youthful salon owner. Having migrated to shiny new partners, the couple’s relationship is coming to a bitter end and the fate of their 12-year-old son Alyosha is the last thing on their minds. When Alyosha goes missing without a trace, his parents can barely grieve in unison.

– Toronto International Film Festival

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In Between – Thursday 31st May 2018
Director Maysaloun Hamoud / Israel France 2016 103 minutes / CLUB
CAST: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Sana Jammalieh
Layla, Salma, and Nour – three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship – share an apartment in the vibrant center of Tel Aviv. Despite being “independent”, each of them struggles with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society.Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being “in between” cultures and traditions.Festivals – Toronto International Film Festival 2016 / San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016Awards
Winner – Best Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017 / Winner – Best Supporting Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017 / Winner – Youth Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2016Quotes:★★★★ “A brave film befitting its brave depiction of women.” – The Irish Times
★★★★ “It’s great fun, with a powerful sense of narrative.” – The Times
“… an elegant, sensitive yet still assured and potent debut effort.” – Screen International __________________________________________________________________________ 61st BFI London Film Festival - Official Competition, First Feature Competition and Documentary Competition
I am not a Witch – Thursday 28th June 2018
Director Rungano Nyoni / 93 minutes / UK, France, Zambia, 2017 / 12A

CAST: Margaret Mulubwa, Henry Phiri, Nancy Mulilo, John Tembo

After a minor incident in her village, 9-year-old orphan Shula is exiled to a witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a white goat. This impressive debut from Zambian-born female writer-director Rungano Nyoni satirises the clash between modernity and superstition in a small African community.Festivals:Cannes Film Festival 2017 / Sydney Film Festival 2017 / Toronto International
Film Festival 2017
Cannes Film Festival 2017Sydney Film Festival 2017Toronto International Film Festival 2017BFI London Film Festival 2017Stockholm International Film Festival 2017


Awards Best Debut Prize, Stockholm International Film Festival 2017



★★★★ “I Am Not a Witch, the knockout debut feature from Rungano Nyoni is something else again, an extravagant flight of fancy that functions equally well as an anthropological curiosity, engrossing drama, feminist allegory, tart political satire and dire warning against xenophobia.” – The Irish Times

★★★★ “Rungano Nyoni’s debut feature, the story of a girl in Zambia accused of witchcraft, is comic, tragic – and captivatingly beautiful.” The Guardian

 “A winningly original and stylistically fresh debut feature … it blends deadpan humor with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices.” – The Hollywood Reporter




Afternoon At The Movies

Afternoon At The Movies in association with Access Cinema, Dublin, takes place on the first  Wednesday of every month re-commencing on the 7th March. All screenings start at 2pm.
ACCESS CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland giving local people an opportunity to see minority interest films. Listings are subject to change.
Admission for each screening is €5. BOX OFFICE 066 9478956.

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Song of Granite Wednesday 7th March 2018
Dir:   Pat Collins / Ireland, Canada 2017 104 mins /   Cert: CLUB / Language English, Irish

Starring: Macdara Ó Fatharta, Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháín, Colm Seoighe


This visually meticulous and mesmerising film revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The stylised black-and-white picture, obscuring the border between documentary and fiction, is a cinematic ballad that invites viewers to join the enigmatic, talented and idiosyncratic artist on his dramatic life journey; along the way we also get a sense of the difficult yet humble life of the people of Ireland over the course of last century.

The film takes us to the district of Connemara, and to the village of Carna, Joe Heaney’s birthplace, considered the cradle of local folklore, and then the camera accompanies him on his travels round the world. The power and magic of the songs provide the central motif threading its way through the film. The director stages the music scenes so skilfully and suggestively that we feel we are actually present in the room, swept up in the atmosphere along with the rest of the audience.

Was it the songs that helped the inhabitants of this magnificent but desolate Irish landscape to survive and commune with God? And what part of his heart and soul must the artist sacrifice in order to satisfy his inner compulsions?

– Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017



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Loving Vincent Wednesday 11th April 2018
Dir:   Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman /   2017  UK, Poland  95mins / CLUB / English

Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk


Armand (Douglas Booth) finds himself tasked with delivering one of Vincent van Gogh’s final letters. Along the way, he meets those who knew the artist during his final days. He becomes fascinated by the stories of a complex man and his mysterious death… This visually stunning film was shot in live action before artists handpainted every frame in the style of van Gogh.



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In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Director Maurice Fitzpatrick / 90 minutes /  Ireland 2017 / PG

FEATURING: Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, John Major, Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, and narrated by Liam Neeson

Narrated by Liam Neeson, and featuring an impressive range of interviews with dignitaries including former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major, Maurice Fitzpatrick’s new feature documentary charts the extraordinary work that Nobel Prize-winner John Hume carried out to harness US support for securing peace in Northern Ireland.


Galway Film Fleadh 2017

Cork Film Festival 2017


Time to recall pivotal role played by a patriot, and that rare breed – the virtuous politician … The format allows for a fascinating collection of intertwined stories. – The Irish Times

”… compelling …” – The Irish Examiner


Musical score by Bill Whelan (Riverdance)



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The Party Wednesday 6th June 2018
Dir: Sally Potter / UK  2017   71  mins / Cert: CLUB / Language English

Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer. Cillian Murphy, Kirsten Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall


Janet has just been appointed minister in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. The guests arrive at their home in London but the party takes an unexpected turn for the worse when Bill suddenly makes two explosive revelations that shock Janet and everyone present to the core. Love, friendships, political convictions and a whole way of life are now called into question. Underneath their cultivated liberal left-wing surface people are seething. Their dispute leads to the big guns being brought out – even in a literal sense.

For her eighth theatrical feature British director and screenwriter Sally Potter, who last took part in the Berlinale Competition with Rage in 2009, has invited a stellar cast to join her party. Beginning as a subtly witty comedy replete with sharp-tongued dialogue, the film later veers off into tragedy. When life can no longer be controlled by reason, people will fight tooth and nail to protect their seemingly stable existence. -Berlin International Film Festival 2017

All listings/titles subject to change/licence.

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