A Man Called Ove (2016)
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A Man Called Ove (2016)

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Wed 25 Oct 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc // Dur: 116 mins

Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, he spends his days enforcing rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife's grave. Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox while moving in. Yet from this inauspicious beginning, an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heart-warming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

Cert: 15A  Language: English Subtitles  Dur: 116 mins  Dir: Hannes Holm
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Sat 28 Oct 2017 12PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children // Dur: 97 mins

Enchanting, sweepingly romantic, and featuring plenty of wonderful musical numbers, Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's most elegant animated offerings. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff - a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others-and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast's exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.

Cert: U  Language: English  Dur: 97 mins  Dir: Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
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My Cousin Rachel (2017)
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My Cousin Rachel (2017)

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Wed 8 Nov 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc // Dur: 106 mins

A dark romance, ‘My Cousin Rachel’ tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Excellent cinematography and Rachel Weisz's entrancing performance keep ‘My Cousin Rachel’ alluring throughout.

Cert: 12A  Language: English  Dur: 106 mins  Dir: Roger Michell
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The Midwife
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The Midwife

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Wed 22 Nov 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc // Dur: 117 mins

Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife; and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that bring them together in this sharp character study by award winning director Martin Provost.

Cert: 15A  Language: English Subtitles  Dur: 117 mins  Dir: Martin Provost
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"Throbbing with truthful understanding of women, and sorrow, regret, salvation and vegetable gardening." Daily Mail UK

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

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Sat 25 Nov 2017 12PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children // Dur: 101 mins

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Cert: PG  Language: English  Dur: 101 mins  Dir: Travis Knight
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"Genuinely casts a spell on viewers." Rolling Stone

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Senior Cycle Film Screening in Association with Access Cinema

Wed 6 Dec 2017 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

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The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

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Cert: PG13 / Language: English / Drama, Romance / Dur: 2 hrs 23 mins / USA
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann
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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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Wed 6 Dec 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children // Dur: 96 mins

Macy’s department store needs to find a replacement Santa in the run up to Christmas. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) - with his white beard and twinkling eyes - seem to be the perfect substitute; but when Kris claims that he is the real Santa Claus, he is soon dismissed. Can he prove that he is not insane and is indeed the real Father Christmas?
Starring Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood.

Cert: G  Language: English  Dur: 96 mins  Dir: George Seaton
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Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas (2011)

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Mon 18 Dec 2017 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ // Dur: 97 mins

So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Santa's clumsy but loveable son Arthur, on an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

Cert: PG  Language: English  Dur: 97 mins
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"Utterly charming … thanks to its wonderfully detailed animation, abundance of gags and brilliantly drawn characters." Film 4

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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Tue 19 Dec 2017 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ // Dur: 86 mins

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle - weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of Christmases past, present and future showing him the error of his self-serving ways.

Cert: U  Language: English  Dur: 86 mins  Dir: Brian Henson
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"Good Fun." Time Out Film Guide

My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette

My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 24 Jan 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette' for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in French (with English subtitles).

'My Life as a Courgette' is an Academy Award-nominated stop-motion animation from Director Claude Barras and Writer Céline Sciamma, (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY). After his alcoholic mother’s sudden death, 9 year old Icare, nicknamed Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. The combination of respectful characterisation and distinctive style is hugely affecting, yielding a tender film for young audiences, of youthful angst with a complete difference.

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Dur 70 mins •  Cert: 12A • Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students
Switzerland/France • 2016 • French with English Subtitles • Animation/Comedy Drama • Director: Claude Barras

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"" ★★★★★ Irish Times

"" ★★★★ Guardian

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The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro

The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 21 Feb 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro'  for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in Spanish (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 15+

A group of Guatemalan teenagers attempt to make their way to the U.S.A., dreaming of the better life that the country promises, but they are ill equipped, both physically and emotionally, for the challenges they face getting there. Sara attempts to pass as a boy, thinking that will make her less vulnerable; Juan positions himself as the group’s guide and cheerleader, but he proves himself as naïve as the others; Samuel struggles from the start of the adventure, while Chauk, an indigenous Indian, speaks no Spanish.
Diego Quemada-Díez has previously worked with Ken Loach, and there’s evidence of that in the film’s raw realism and its committed social concerns. It’s a brilliant and effecting debut, which has won numerous prizes on the festival circuit, including an award for its young ensemble cast at Cannes 2013.

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Dur 108 mins • Age 15+ • Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students
Guatemala/Spain/ Mexico  • 2013 • Drama  • Spanish with English Subtitles • Director: Diego Quemada-Díez

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"Absorbing and suspenseful " ★★★★ The Guardian

"A beautiful film, full of human warmth, compassion and truth. The struggle of the innocent is caught with precision. Terrific!" Ken Loach

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