Arthur Christmas (2011)
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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.

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Cert: PG  Language: English  Dur: 97 mins
In association with Access Cinema

Cast includes: James McAvoy / Hugh Laurie / Bill Nighy / Jim Broadbent / Imelda Staunton / Ashley Jensen / Marc Wootton / Laura Linney / Eva Longoria / Ramona Marquez / Michael Palin.

"Utterly charming … thanks to its wonderfully detailed animation, abundance of gags and brilliantly drawn characters." Film 4

"" 92% Rotten Tomatoes Rating

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

Cinema at Draiocht

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.


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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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Loving Vincent (2017)
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Loving Vincent (2017)

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Wed 24 Jan 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, several years in the making, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. In doing so, he becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as he digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent's troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

Told through multiple perspectives (with a talented cast including Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd), Loving Vincent lives up to its name and offers an affectionate tribute to one of history’s greatest artists.

Cert: 13 / Language: English / Dur: 94 mins
Dir: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
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The Florida Project (2017)
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The Florida Project (2017)

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Wed 7 Feb 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

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. The Florida Project is a deeply sympathetic portrait of one small, neglected community. Few films about childhood have ever felt this authentic.

Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 115 mins
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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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Hotel Salvation (2018)
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Hotel Salvation (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 21 Feb 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey with him. An ominous dream convinces 77 year old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. Daya and Rajiv check into Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi, a guesthouse devoted to people in their last days. But as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, while Daya starts to bloom in the hotel and gets a new lease of life.

Cert: 18 / Language: Hindi (subtitled) / Dur: 99 mins
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

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Wed 14 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In an extraordinary true-life story, Annette Bening portrays American movie star Gloria Grahame, who meets and falls in love with a much younger British actor, Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) while performing in theatre in Liverpool. It is there that she is told that her breast cancer, which she successfully fought several years earlier, has returned. But rather than seeking further treatment, Grahame decides to make Liverpool her home, determined to spend her last days in the city with her lover. Based on the successful memoir by Peter Turner, this promises to be both a culture clash comedy and a heart-breaking romance.

Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 105 mins
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Evil Under the Sun (1982)
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Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 28 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 06 January 2018)

Based on Agatha Christie's 1941 novel of the same name and directed by Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, The Mirror Crack’d), Evil Under the Sun’s relocation of the story’s original Devon setting to the Mediterranean makes for a sunny backdrop to this delightful and entertaining who-dunnit. Peter Ustinov, in his second outing as detective Hercule Poirot, shares the fun with a celebrated cast, including Maggie Smith, James Mason, Sylvia Miles and a terrific Diana Rigg as the narcissistic victim.

Early Bird: €5 (book before 06 January 2018)

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 118 mins
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