Documentary Season Spring 2020

  • 14th Jan 2020
  • 20:00
  • 3 for €18
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
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Tuesday 14th January

New for 2020. 

Real lives, inspirationa, sad, funny and moving. Experience it all with our new season of acclaimed international documentaries. Ticket Bundle: 3 Documentaries for €18. 

Did you know you can also buy a combo ticket for our documentary and film season, any 5 documentaries/films for only €30. 

 

THE PONDS 
DIR: PATRICK MCLENNAN & SAMUEL SMITH | UK    
2019 |74 MINS | CERT CLUB
TUE 14 JAN | 8PM | €8 

A year spent with the swimmers at London's unique swimming ponds. In a world of constant flux and chaos, it's almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of metropolitan London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland, wildlife plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable, and our cameras filmed them over 12 months as they swam, laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised and simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.
Full of uncomplicated happiness” The Guardian

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdRsNDUTwcA

AGAINST THE TIDE
DIR: STEFAN STUCKERT | UK
2019 | 87 MINS | CERT CLUB
TUE 21 JAN | 8PM | €8

A woman’s ambition, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world,  testing both her athletic limits and her personal relationships. Driven by her desire to set an example for her autistic son and by her life-long battle with a debilitating illness, Beth aims to become the first person in history to swim all seven channels in one year. With each swim Beth gets stronger and more determined but as her dramatic journey nears its end, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart-rending conflict with a mother’s dreams for her son in an unpredictable and emotional climax. A feature documentary by the BAFTA-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Stefan Stuckert.

Tense and engrossing” TIME OUT

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/340774091

GAZA
DIR: GARRY KEANE & ANDREW MCCONNELL | IRE
2019 | 92 MINS | CERT CLUB
TUE 28 JAN | 8PM | €8

A portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict and going beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters. GAZA depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it and as we journey through the physically broken and battered landscape, we let our cast of characters speak for themselves. Through them we gain a nuanced understanding of what life is really like for its citizens and by extension, grow and foster a rare familiarity and affinity with this truly unique place, as we build towards a tender portrait of a beleaguered humanity. Gaza is wholly cinematic in intent and delivery, with its breathtaking cinematography, orchestral score and masterful editing.

Winner of Best Documentary at the Dublin International Film Festival and Official Nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSoG8CpTi_s