ABOUT US

Commitment to Film Culture in the Blackstairs Mountains

Running since September 2007, The  Blackstairs Film Society was formed to provide art house and foreign language film to the local community in and around Borris and the Blackstairs Mountains. We are not for profit and committed to bringing a diverse and culturally significant range of films from all over the world to our local community, as can be seen by our screening list to date. We are located in Rathanna Hall and occasionally Borris House, the venue for  the  Festival of Writing and Ideas.

Committee

The Blackstairs Film Society has a dedicated voluntary committee including people with expertise in film, film scholarship and education, visual art, curatorial practise, audience development, critical writing and event management. Currently our committee members are as follows: Jules Magan, (Chair), Rachel Joynt (Secretary),  Orla Ryan (Treasurer), Cornelia McCarthy (Website), Brian Hand and Sophie Byrne.

Sponsors

The Arts Office, Carlow County Council, Access Cinema and Local Sponsors
If you would like to sponsor us please contact….

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Food Night in Borris House

Membership

Each season begins in September and runs through to the spring

 

Newsletter

Our ezine can be found here 

Blackstairs Film Society Screening List to date:

Season 12 Sept 2018-May 2019

The Divine Order (2017) Dir Petra Volpe

The Party (2017) Dir Sally Potter

Wajib (2017) Anne Marie Jacir

Season 11 Sept 2017-May 2018

The Other Side of Hope (2017) Dir Aki Kaurismäki

The Levelling (2016) Dir  Hope Dickson Leach

The Odyssey (2016) Dir Jérôme Salle

By The Time it Gets Dark (2016) Dir Anocha Suwichakornpong

The Drummer and The Keeper (2017) Dir Nick Kelly

Rosalie Blum (2015) Dir Julien Rappeneau

In Between (2018) Dir Maysaloun Hamoud

The Florida Project (2017) Dir Sean Baker

Season 10 Sept 2016-April 2017

45 Years (2015) Dir Andrew Haigh

Mustang (2015) Dir Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Marguerite (2015) Dir  Xavier Giannoli

Viva (2015) Dir  Paddy Breathnach

I, Daniel Blake (2016) Dir Ken Loach

The Olive Tree (2016) Dir Icíar Bollaín

Love and Friendship (2016) Dir Whit Stillman

Season 9 Sept 2015-May 2016

Wild Tales (2014) Dir Damián Szifron

Love is Strange (2014) Dir Ira Sachs

Tana Bana (2015) Dir Pat Murphy

Timbuktu (2014) Dir Abderrahmane Sissako

The Girl at my Door (2014) Dir July Jung

Chef (2014) Dir Jon Favreau

Taxi Tehran (2015) Dir Jafar Panahi

The Grump (2014) Dir Dome Karukoski

Season 8 Sept 2014-May 2015

Blue Jasmine (2013) Dir Woody Allen

The Rocket (2013) Dir Kim Mordaunt

The Past (2013) Dir  Asghar Farhadi

The Hundred Year Old Man (2013) Dir Felix Hergren

Lunch Box (2013) Dir Ritesh Batra

Human Capital (2013) Dir Paolo Virzìl

Kon Tikki (2012) Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Season 7 Sept 2013-May 2014

A Late Quartet (2012) Dir Yaron Zilberman

Good Vibrations (2013) Dir Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn

Beasts of the Southern Wilds (2012) Dir Benh Zeitlin

Village at the End of the World (2012) Dir Sarah Gavron, David Katznelson

Museum Hours (2012) Dir Jem Cohen AND  You Don’t Get That in a Chemist (2013) Dir Teresa O’Leary & Murt Flynn

Like Water For Chocolate  (1992) Dir Alfonso Arau

Like Father, Like Son (2014) Dir Hirokazu Koreeda

Wadjda (2012) Dir Haifaa al-Mansour

Season 6 – September 2012-May 2013

Buck (2011) Dir Cindy Meehl

Even the Rain (2011)  Icíar Bollaín

Shop Around the Corner (1940)  Ernst Lubitsch

A Royal Affair (2012) Dir Nikolaj Arcel

Big Night (1996) Dir Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci

Barbara (2012) Dir Christian Petzold

The Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) Hou Hsiao-hsien

Season 5 – September 2011 – May 2012

Nick Kelly Film Night

Of Gods and Men (2010) Dir Xavier Beauvois

Mildred Pierce (1945) Dir Michael Curtiz

Life, Above All (2010) Dir Oliver Schmitz

Springtime In A Small Town (2002) Dir Tian ZhouangZhouang

Babette’s Feast (1987)Dir Gabriel Axel

Poetry (2010) Dir Lee Chang-dong

Honey (2010) Semih Kaplanoğlu

Season 4 – September 2010 – May 2011

Seraphine (2008) Dir Martin Provost

His & Hers (2010) Dir ken Wardrop

Samson & Delilah- True Love (2009) Dir Warwick Thornton

Still Walking (2008) Dir Hirokazu Koreeda

Season 3 – September 2009 to May 2010

Lemon Tree (2008)Dir Eran Ricklis

Gomorrah (2008) Dir Matteo Garrone

The Class (2008) Dir Laurent Cantet

North Face (2008) Dir Philipp Stolzl

Rumba (2008) Dir Dominique Abe, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy

Maria Larssons- Everlasting Moments (2008) Dir Jan Troell

The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008) Dir Kim Jee Woon

Delta (2008) Dir Kornel Mundruczo

Rang de Basanti (2006) Dir Rayeysh Mehra

Season 2-September 2008 to May 2009

The Singer (2006) Dir Xavier Giannoli

The Edge of Heaven (2007)Dir Faith Akin

You the Living (2007) Dir Roy Anderson

Yella (2007) Dir Christian Petzold

Persepolis (2007) Dir Vincente Parranaud

O’Donoghue’s Opera (1965)Dir Kevin Sheldon

Caramel (2007)Dir Nadine Labaki

Honeydripper (2007)Dir John Sayles

Still Life (2006)Dir Zhang Ke Jia

Couscous (2007)Dir Abdel Kechiche

Season 1- September 2007 – May 2008

Notes on a Scandal (2006) Dir Richard Ayre

Mountain Patrol (2004) Dir Chuan Lu

Infamous (2006) Dir Douglas McGrath

Orchestra Seats (2007) Dir Danielle Thompson

The Lives of Others (2006) Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Lady Chatterley et L’Homme Des Bois (2006) Director: Pascale Ferran

Ten Canoes (2006) Dir Ralf De Heer

The Golden Door (2006) Dir: Emanuele Crialese