Film Club Membership Autumn '19

  • 3rd Sep
  • 20:00
  • 8 Films for €40
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 3rd September

Droichead Arts Centre in association with Access Cinema are delighted to bring you our Autumn/Winter Film Club Season for 2019. Our biggest Film Club season yet features some of our best home-grown Irish talent, along with inspiring, moving, riveting and breathtaking films from all across the globe.

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Float Like A Butterfly | Tue 3 Sep | 8pm
Dir: Carmel Winters | 101 mins | Ireland | 2018 | 15A

1960s rural Ireland, Frances is a young Traveller who idolises Muhammad Ali. Her life is turned upside down when her father, Michael, recently released from prison, decides to take his family on the road again. Amidst this upheaval, Frances must fight against patriarchal traditional values whilst also protecting her family. 

Carmel Winters attacks important social issues with a mainstream energy that stirs the blood in her award-winning follow-up to the mysterious Snap” - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

We The Animals | Tue 10 Sep | 8pm
Dir: Jeremiah Zagar | 94 mins | USA | 2018 | CLUB

Based on Justin Torres’s semi-autobiographical novel, this debut feature follows Jonah, the youngest of three brothers as he awakens to a world beyond that of his volatile family. As the boys grow up, unshielded from their parents' intense and often violent love, the family struggle financially and Jonah begins to break away from his brothers and to find himself.

"A beautifully made film with surreal flourishes" - Tara Brady, The Irish Times

Capernaum | Tue 17 Sep | 8pm
Dir: Nadine Labaki | 120 mins | Lebanon/USA | 2018 | 15A

This powerful drama from Nadine Labaki (Caramel) chronicles the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain (Al Rafeea). Overcome with anger, when his 11-year old sister is married off, Zain escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads to him filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. Capernaum stunningly portrays Zain’s anger, determination and courage. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Winner Prix de la Citoyenneté

Birds of Passage | Tue 24 Sep | 8pm
Dir: Christina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | 125 mins | Colombia/Denmark/Mexico/Germany | 2018 | 15A

When Raphayet pursues Zaida for his bride, he cannot afford the dowry. A chance deal to supply marijuana to Peace Corp volunteers helps him secure the marriage but results in a tribal war leading to the downfall of a respected indiginous Wayuu family. Visually stunning, based on actual events, this is a meandering, breathtaking family drama.

It’s powerfully affecting fare; elegiac, evocative and profoundly cinematic.” - Mark Kermode, The Observer

Dirty God | Tue 8 October | 8pm
Dir: Sacha Polak | 104 mins | Netherlands/UK/Belgium/Ireland | 2019 | Club | Language: English

A portrait of a woman with incredible resilience. Jade is no passive victim; she makes her own choices - good or bad - and deals with the consequences. Polak’s first English-language feature is controlled and subtle, without the director surrendering any of her typical intensity. 
An astonishingly vibrant and engaging performance by feature first-timer Vicky Knight drives this urgent, passionate drama from Dutch film-maker Sacha Polak” - Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Woman at War | Tue 29 Oct | 8pm
Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson | 101 mins | Iceland/France/Ukraine | 2018 | 12A

Halla is a music teacher who leads a quiet, routine life. She is also a covert environmentalist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands by committing acts of industrial sabotage. When she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application, she must choose between her activism and her dream of becoming a mother…

Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

Permission (Araghe Sard) | Tue 12 Nov | 8pm
Dir: Soheil Beiraghi | 85 mins | Iran | 2018 | Club

Afrooz is the star player of Iran’s national indoor soccer team and is excited as they head to the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. But at the airport, Afrooz is turned away because her estranged husband Yaser has refused permission for her to leave the country. Soheil Beiraghi’s gripping second feature is loosely based on a real incident.

"Emotionally rewarding second feature by writer-director Soheil Beiraghi will enlighten and entertain audiences everywhere.” - Richard Kuipers, Variety

Transit | Tue 19 Nov | 8pm
Dir: Christian Petzold | 102 mins | Germany/France | 2018 | 12A

Like many others, German refugee Georg has fled Paris to escape the impending war. He has assumed the identity of a famous but deceased writer, and plans to use the man’s documentation to obtain a transit visa and immigrate to Mexico. But when Georg encounters the dead man’s wife Marie in Marseille, he finds himself dangerously drawn to her. 

Winner - Best Film, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019

A Season in France | Tue 26 Nov | 8pm
Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | 101 mins | France | 2017 | Club

Abbas, his two children and his brother, having fled war-torn Central Africa, now live in Paris. When their request for political asylum is turned down, both men, still traumatised by loss, start to run out of options. But there is hope in the form of generous, warm-hearted florist Carole. A stark, gentle film about people looking for a home. 

"Has a sharp edge and an overtly political point ... there is a marvellous ease and a charm to it.’’ - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Papi Chulo | Tue 10 Dec | 8pm
Dir: John Butler | 99 mins | Ireland | 2019 | 15A

Sean, a successful weatherman, has an on-air meltdown and is forced to take time off to rest. Struggling to fill his days, he embarks on some disastrous DIY in an attempt to put things behind him. This ultimately requires him to hire Ernesto, a middle-aged Latino migrant, to paint the deck of his house and an unlikely friendship develops. 

Papi Chulo sneaks up on you and seals the deal: It’s not going where you might expect, or even want, it to go, but you will believe it when it gets there.’’ - Joe Leydon, Variety

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