Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 4.30PM / Ages 3-7 Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 45 mins

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An adventurous tree emerges from the forest sporting a very fetching pair of wellies, a cartoon cat and dog erase their differences and some pitch-perfect piggies who go the whole hog!

List of Short Movies:

Perfect Houseguest, 2015, dirs. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, USA (1'35")
​Hey Deer!, 2015, dir. Örs Bárczy, Hungary (6')
Cats & Dogs, 2015, dirs. Gerd Gockell, Jesús Pérez, Switzerland/Germany (6'09")
Sugar Rush, 2015, dir. Reno Armanet, France (4'04")
One, Two, Tree, 2015, dir. Yulia Aronova, France/Switzerland (7')
Crocodile, 2015, dir. Julia Ocker, Germany (3'48")
(un)Sunny, 2014, dir. Victor Nores, Spain (7'05")
Achoo!, 2015, dir. Yuki Hirakawa, Japan (3')
Looks, 2014, dir. Susann Hoffmann, Germany (3'14")
Perfect Piggies, 2015, dir. Sandra Boynton, USA (3'24")

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Shorts for Middle Ones

Shorts for Middle Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 6PM / Ages 8+ Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 6PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 55 mins

An exquisite selection of short film stories for ages 8+. 
There is the story of a little boy whose lifelong dream of living in the sea with his fishy friends is rewarded through persistence, technical experimentation and the art of beachcombing. An Australian-Japanese family learn to cope with their differences through ingenious edible artworks. We have a cautionary tale for anyone who has moments of uncertainty, usually beginning with “Have I got my keys? Did I turn the cooker off? Did I put the cat out?”. Plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea…
Most of these films are dialogue free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, in one film subtitles are used to assist those of us whose Japanese language skills are minimal. Or non-existent.

List of Short Movies:
Paniek!, 2015, dirs. Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink, The Netherlands (5'53")
The Short Story Of A Fox And A Mouse, 2015, dirs. Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jordan, Marie Pillier, Kevin Roger, France  (6'18")
Pipopingviini (The Red Herring), 2015, dir. Leevi Lemmetty, Finland/Ireland (6'30")
Riceballs, 2015, dir. Shingo Usami, Australia (10')
Messages dans l'air (Air Mail), 2015, dir. Isabelle Favez, Switzerland/France (6'08")
Once Upon A Blue Moon, 2015, dir. Steve Boot, UK (3'29")
Jonas And The Sea, 2015, dir. Marlies van der We, The Netherlands (12'02")
Dji. Death Sails, 2014, dir. Dmitri Voloshin, Moldova (5'18")

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The Farthest (2017)

The Farthest (2017)

Culture Night Free Screening / 8PM / PG

Fri 22 Sep 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 121 mins

Is it humankind's greatest achievement? 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our solar system and entering the void of deep space. It is the first manmade object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity and all our creations. It could be the only thing to mark our existence. Perhaps someday an alien will find it and wonder.
In this powerful, poetic and cinematic feature documentary, The Farthest celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Launched from a fractious planet, these pioneers sail on serenely in the darkness - an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the untapped limits of the human imagination.

Cert: PG (contains some news archive disaster footage)
Language: English  Dur: 121 mins  Writer & Director: Emer Reynolds
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"Emer Reynolds’ new film is simply stunning. More than merely a story about the Voyager Space Mission, it’s about the team, the ambition and the dream. " Gráinne Humphreys, ADIFF 2017

"Dazzling." The New York Times

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

22 September 2017 - Free Events

Fri 22 Sep 2017 // Free Admission

FRI 22 SEP  1PM-10PM  All Events are Free but Ticketed
Pre-booking tel 01-8852622 or Register On The Day/Night


MEET THE ARTIST – MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN
1PM-2PM  Lunchtime Studio Talk (bring your sandwiches!)
As part of our Artist in Resident Michael’s practice, he records audio conversations between groups of people who are connected through clubs, associations or community activities. Come along and hear how his work is going in Mulhuddart.

FREE SCREENING: Shorts for Wee Ones  
4.30PM / Dur 45 mins
These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse, a thrilling high-speed chase on tricycles, a reindeer battling endless avalanches and some pitch-perfect piggies go the whole hog.

FREE SCREENING: Shorts for Middle Ones  
6PM / Dur 55 mins
An exquisite selection of short film stories for ages 8+.
We meet a little boy whose lifelong dream is to live in the sea with his fishy friends. There’s a cautionary tale for anyone who has moments of uncertainty, usually beginning with “Have I got my keys? Did I turn the cooker off? Plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea …

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE
7PM-8PM   Ages 14-18 Yrs
D15 Youth Theatre members welcome you into their world … bring a friend, introduce them to Draíocht and dip your toe into the waters of a fun Youth Theatre Workshop.

FREE SCREENING: The Farthest  
8PM / Dur 121 mins
In this powerful, poetic and cinematic feature documentary, The Farthest celebrates the spaceship Voyager and others like it, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them  farther than anyone could ever have hoped.


New Cinema Equipment
Draíocht is delighted to launch its newly installed Cinema Equipment with our first screenings on Culture Night. Funded by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, through their Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018.

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Their Finest (2017)
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Their Finest (2017)

Wed 27 Sep 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use ‘a woman's touch’, the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. This delightful and spirited comedy drama, which explores the changing roles of women during the war, features fantastic supporting turns from Jeremy Irons, Richard E. Grant and a particularly entertaining Bill Nighy, which add to the charm of this crowd-pleaser.

Cert: 12A  Language: English  Dur: 117 mins  Dir: Lone Scherfig
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"You'd need a heart of stone and a funny bone of porridge not to enjoy this sweet-natured film." The Guardian

"One of the smartest, funniest.. most surprising movies in years." The Wall Street Journal

Meetings With Ivor
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Meetings With Ivor

Film Screening and Meditation Session

Sat 30 Sep 2017 Meditation at 2PM / Film Screening 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc // Dur: 81 mins

Meetings with Ivor is a documentary on the life and work of ground-breaking psychiatrist Ivor Browne. Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. His pioneering and often controversial work on behalf of the many who cannot speak for themselves is well-known.
Alan Gilsenan’s acclaimed new film, produced by Tomás Hardiman, captures the essence of this extraordinary man. In a quirky and challenging cinematic portrait we meet Browne, now in his late-eighties, who is still full of energy, good humour and compassion, and who remains a deeply-informed, startlingly innovative thinker. His unique attributes continue to find vital expression and offer real hope in an increasingly bewildering world. The film contains contributions from a host of familiar faces including Tommy Tiernan, Tom Murphy, Mary Coughlan and Professor Brendan Kelly. Sebastian Barry and Nell McCafferty also feature among contributors. The piper, Ronan Browne, son of Ivor, composed the haunting musical score.

PRE-SCREENING MEDITATION SESSION:
Ivor Browne will facilitate a Free 45 minute Meditation Session at 2pm before the screening. 
It is free for anyone who buys a ticket for the film screening (on a first come first served basis, subject to capacity).

POST-SCREENING Q&A:
Stay with us after the film for a Free Q&A Session with Ivor Browne.

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The Graduate (1967)
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The Graduate (1967)

Wed 11 Oct 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc // Dur: 105 mins

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by family, friends and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family, Ben carries on the affair, even as he falls for her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). However, Ben and Elaine's attempts at romance are threatened by the spiteful rage of Mrs. Robinson, who proceeds to hastily arrange Elaine's marriage to someone else, leading up to one of the most memorable endings in cinema history.

Cert: 15  Language: English  Dur: 105 mins  Dir: Mike Nicholas
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"Hoffman's performance as Benjamin combines humour, boredom and panic in equal measure." Independent UK

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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)

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)

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