‘The Drummer and the Keeper’, Sat 27th Jan 2018 in Rathanna Hall- 8pm doors open
The Drummer and the Keeper
Special Guest at our Sat 27th Jan screening is Director Nick Kelly
Dir: Nick Kelly, Ireland, 2017, 92 mins, Cert: 15A
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.”
Rosalie Blum, Sat 24th February 2018, in Rathanna Hall-8pm doors open
Director: Julien Rappeneau
CAST: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau
95 minutes, France, 2016, CLUB
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.
Winner, Audience Award, Gijón International Film Festival 2016
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of France and Institut Français.
‘In Between’, Fri 23rd March 2018, in Rathanna Hall – 8pm doors open
In Between (Bar Bahar)
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
CAST: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Sana Jammalieh
103 minutes, Israel, France, 2016, CLUB
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.
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Winner – Best Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017
Winner – Best Supporting Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017
Winner – Youth Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2016
★★★★ “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
‘The Florida Project, Sat 28th April 2018 in Rathanna Hall – 8pm doors open
Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto
115 mins, USA, 2017, 15A, English
Six-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) lives with her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) in a Florida motel. Along with her friends, Moonie spends the summer exploring the urban wilderness and getting into every sort of mischief. Halley, meanwhile, desperately tries to make ends meet. Kind but stern manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe) tries to keep his patience as rent goes unpaid and the hyperactive kids run wild.
In his follow-up to the acclaimed Tangerine, director Sean Baker cements his reputation as one of the great chroniclers of forgotten America. The Florida Project is a deeply sympathetic portrait of one small, neglected community. It’s the wildly energetic kids who really allow this remarkable film to soar, however – few films about childhood have ever felt this authentic.