Film Club Spring 2022

  • 8th Feb
  • 20:00
  • 5 for €25
  • Droichead Arts Centre

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Tuesday 8th February

Droichead are delighted to launch our film club programme for spring 2022 with five fantastic Irish films. Working again with Access Cinema, this season features breath taking cinematography, outstanding performances, stories of identity, community and reconciliation.

An its great value too, see all five films for only €25. We will also once again partner with DKIT and support emerging film makers by showcasing student films in advance of each feature.

Tue 08 Feb – Arracht | Directed by Tomás Ó Súilleabháin | 8pm

Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman living in Connemara, visits his Landlord to plead for clemency for his starving community. After a violent altercation forces him on the run, he fleas, living in an island cave in isolation. Starving, grieving, on the verge of giving up, he meets a sick young girl and a life-saving friendship develops.

‘’★★★★ Featuring beautifully balanced compositions by the cinematographer Kate McCullough – putting shape on chaos…A powerful Irish film claims its place in a great tradition‘’ - Donald Clark, The Irish Times

Tue 08 Mar – Wildfire | Directed by Cathy Brady | 8pm

Having disappeared from her border town in Northern Ireland, Kelly (Nika McGuigan) suddenly shows up on the doorstep of her sister, Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone). Kelly’s reappearance upends Lauren’s stable life, bringing to the fore, a deep-seated trauma related to the mysterious death of their mother. Cathy Brady’s debut is an emotionally stirring exploration of reconciliation and familial bonds.

★★★★ “Savagely powerful, directed with an unshowy but acute eye, this is a terrific feature debut from the writer and director Cathy Brady..” – Wendy Ide, Observer

Tue 15 Mar – Redemption of a Rogue | Directed by Philip Doherty | 8pm

Prodigal son Jimmy Cullen returns home to make peace with his dying father. Within moments of Jimmy’s arrival, the old man breathes his last and the heavens open. All that remains is to organise the funeral, except his father’s will stipulates he cannot be buried on a wet day, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop raining …

★★★★ “Black humour interspersed with mad visions flesh out the dark themes. … Here is a film clawed up from the damp soil and smeared imaginatively across the screen.” - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

Tue 05 Apr – Rose Plays Julie | Directed by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy | 8pm

Veterinarian student Rose has been searching for her birth mother. She longs to know the facts of her true identity. When she discovers that her mother is a well-known actress, she reaches out - despite her mother having stated she wants no contact. They meet, and an awful secret is revealed, one that pushes Rose onto a dark path.

★★★★ This uncanny and transgressive film about a young woman who tracks down her birth parents is Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlors best work yet. It is a really powerful film and Brady’s final dialogue scene exerts a lethal grip.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Tue 12 Apr – Deadly Cuts | Directed by Rachel Carey | 8PM

A black comedy set in a working-class Dublin hair salon where the stylists become accidental vigilantes and community heroes as they take on the gang members and gentrifiers threatening their community.

Winner-Discovery Award, Rachel Carey; Dublin International Film Festival 2021

In line with government guidelines, we are slowly easing restrictions and increasing our capacity in a safe and considered way. For spring 2022, we will continue to operate at a capacity of 50%.To do this we will still operate in pods of 1's, 2's, 3's & 4's, keeping at least two seats around your pod free. Seating for the moment will be unallocated, and we will notify you of your seats in advance. In order to keep everyone safe we will require you to wear a mask at all times and we will also require proof of vaccine/recovery and ID. Please read our Covid guidelines before you arrive. Thank you for your cooperation with us at this time, and welcome back.