Apollo 11 (2019)
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Apollo 11 (2019)

The cinematic event 50 years in the making!

Wed 11 Sep 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of never-before seen footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission - the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

CERT: G  Language: English  Dur: 93 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"One of the most outstanding space films ever made." The Guardian

"Find this film now...on the biggest possible screen. Sit back and marvel." ★★★★★ The Times

"Astonishing... takes your breath away." Indie Wire

Shorts for Wee Ones – Magical Tales for Ages 3+

Shorts for Wee Ones – Magical Tales for Ages 3+

Culture Night Free Screening

Fri 20 Sep 2019 4PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 45 mins

This collection of short films from around the world will delight anyone over the age of three. 

There’s a penguin whose attempts to serve drinks at a birthday party lead to utter chaos, a mystery fish who will only swim at the surface of the sea, and a little girl who insists on moving in to live with the animals at the zoo. A large green bird has some difficulties with a big bell and a very frisky egg, and we learn what happens when some dots start thinking (and eating) outside the box. Plus – screen giant Samuel L. Jackson gives us his finest, funkiest, flashiest Tyrannosaurus Rex in a truly jaw-dropping, mind-boggling and foot-tapping four minutes.

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Shorts for Middle Ones – Exquisite Stories for Ages 8+

Shorts for Middle Ones – Exquisite Stories for Ages 8+

Culture Night Free Screening

Fri 20 Sep 2019 5.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 55 mins

We watch relationships develop through the power of sport (gymnastics and basketball), the paper-based genesis of a new canine superhero and visit a chic Parisian restaurant with a truly unique menu for its most discerning clientele. We watch a fresh way of interpreting art in a gallery, and see how an old, forgotten Rubik’s Cube finds a whole new audience. Plus there are some madcap antics in two very different films about what happens when a pair of budgerigars suddenly discover their freedom… A mix of  both live action and animation, these films offer some very distinctive world views. 

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Gloria Bell (2018)

Gloria Bell (2018)

Free Movie Screening for Culture Night

Fri 20 Sep 2019 8.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties. She finds romance with newly-divorced Arnold (John Turturro), and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love.

CERT: 15A  Language: English  Dur: 102 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Culture Night at Draíocht 2019

Culture Night at Draíocht 2019

Fri 20 Sep 2019 // FREE

FRI 20 SEP  4PM-10PM  All Events are Free but Ticketed
Pre-booking advised tel 01-8852622 or Register On The Day/Night

FREE SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN
4PM / Shorts for Wee Ones – BOOK HERE
Dur 45 mins / Ages 3+ / CERT: G
5.30PM / Shorts for Middle Ones – BOOK HERE
Dur 55 mins / Ages 8+ / CERT: G
Enjoy tales of a mystery fish who will only swim at the surface of the sea, a large green bird having some difficulties with a big bell and a very frisky egg, plus the coolest, funkiest Tyrannosaurus Rex of all time. See how an old, forgotten Rubik’s Cube finds a whole new audience and visit a chic Parisian restaurant with a truly unique menu.

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE
7PM-8PM   Ages 14-18 Yrs   Draíocht Workshop Room – BOOK HERE
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.

GALLERY TOUR & TALK
7PM-8PM  Draíocht Galleries – BOOK HERE
Join us for a curator’s tour of Estuary exploring key themes and artworks in this major exhibition. The curators Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic will guide you through the collection. 

OUR PLACE OUR STORIES
6PM  Draíocht Foyer & Studio
7.30PM-8.30PM Draíocht Studio – BOOK HERE
Experience live performances and video stories from our 6 artist partners and their groups. Mulhuddart Men’s Shed (Shaun Dunne), Mulhuddart Boxing Academy (Junk Ensemble), Daughters of Charity, Blakestown (Jody O’Neill), Foroige (Colm Keegan), Olaedo - Nigerian’s Women’s Group and Maureens’ Group (FeiliSpeaks), Hartstown Community College and Pobal Scoil Setanta (Dylan Coburn Gray).

FREE MOVIE SCREENING: Gloria Bell (2018)
8.30PM / Dur 102 mins / Cert 15A – BOOK HERE
Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties. She finds romance with newly-divorced Arnold (John Turturro), and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love.

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Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory (2016)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 28 Sep 2019 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 97 mins

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on at low level, small audience size and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

CERT: G  Language: English  Dur: 97 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Red Joan (2018)
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Red Joan (2018)

Wed 9 Oct 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy award winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she's shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history ...

Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.

CERT: 15A  Language: English   Dur: 110 mins
In association with Access Cinema
Dir: Trevor Nunn. Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes

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Romeo & Juliet (1996)

Romeo & Juliet (1996)

Thu 10 Oct 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. At a party thrown by the Capulets, their teenage children, Romeo Montague (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet Capulet (Clare Danes), meet and quickly fall in love. They race towards a secret marriage, and when it seems that there may be some hope to bring the two warring sides together, events take a tragic turn.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite. 

This season Draíocht collaborates with Access Cinema to bring 'Romeo & Juliet' for Secondary School Students. Recommended age: 12+
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CERT: 12  Language: English   Dur: 120 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Float Like A Butterfly (2018)
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Float Like A Butterfly (2018)

Wed 23 Oct 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

From the producers of ‘Once’ and ‘Sing Street’, comes ‘Float Like a Butterfly’, a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot and inspired vaguely by Katie Taylor, the film concerns a young 15 year old Traveller girl who, as a huge fan of Mohammad Ali, trains herself into a state of boxing excellence. Frances (Hazel Doupe) is determined to make her ex-convict father Michael (Dara Devaney) proud, but she soon comes to realize he's got other plans for her. Patriarchal and controlling, her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. Michael demands that Frances adhere to tradition and leave her love of boxing behind. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

Director Carmel Winters has crafted a warm celebratory film giving voice to an independent, fun and determined young woman. Float Like a Butterfly is a crowd-pleasing delight.
Winner, Audience Award, Best Film, Cork International Film Festival 2018.

CERT: 15A  Language: English   Dur: 101 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"This is a grim but lyrical film, a stern rebuke to those who like to talk about the good old days." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Irish Independent

"Carmel Winters attacks important social issues with a mainstream energy that stirs the blood in her award-winning follow-up to the mysterious Snap." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Irish Times

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Sonia Friedman Productions - National Theatre Live Screening

Thu 24 Oct 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in this National Theatre Live presentation, first staged in 2015. Lyndsey Turner directs with visual flair and gothic sensibility while Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a masterful interpretation of a Hamlet profoundly torn.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. This production renders Shakespeare’s protagonist identifiable to a new generation.

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme for Senior Cycle Secondary School Students. Recommended age: 15+
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CERT: 12A  Language: English   Dur: 170 mins
This screening is presented in association with IFI Education.

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"Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing, five star Hamlet." Daily Telegraph

"One of the most visually & atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever." Time Out

Photograph (2019)
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Photograph (2019)

Wed 20 Nov 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

A struggling Mumbai street photographer pressured to marry by his grandmother convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée during a family visit. Despite vast cultural differences, the pair develop a surprising connection that challenges their worldviews in a wistful and funny romance from Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox). Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

CERT: 15A  Language: Indian (English Subtitles)  Dur: 110 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"A quiet charmer." The Hollywood Reporter

"… feels like a throwback to the old-fashioned big screen romances of yore." Screen International

"A lush ... romantic drama." The Film Stage

Love Actually (2003)
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Love Actually (2003)

Wed 4 Dec 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible and heart-warming, an all-star cast (Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney and Emma Thompson, to name a few!) will take you on a breathtaking tour of love's delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again.

Director: Richard Curtis
CERT: 15PG  Language: English   Dur: 129 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Elf (2003)

Elf (2003)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Mon 16 Dec 2019 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human baby raised in the North Pole to be an Elf. After wreaking havoc in the elf community due to his size, Buddy heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But everyone has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, and it’s up to Buddy and his simple elf ways to win over his family, realise his destiny and ultimately, save Christmas!

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

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Tue 17 Dec 2019 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

In this sequel to the highly successful Home Alone, child-star Macaulay Culkin returns, in the role that made him famous, as Kevin McCallister, a precocious Chicago boy who mistakenly boards a plane to New York while the rest of his large family wings to Florida. In Manhattan, he takes up residency at the Plaza Hotel, but his posh holiday is disrupted when he discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are on the loose. Can he foil their plan to rob an elderly man's toy store just before Christmas?

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 120 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Wed 18 Dec 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

This moving and beautifully told film is a true masterpiece of cinema. George Bailey (James Stuart) is in turmoil, having been framed by his arch rival. He’s torn between his own desires and aspirations, but struggling to always do the right thing. This inner conflict proves too much for Bailey, who sees suicide as the only option. In classic Hollywood style, Heaven sends a guardian angel to remind him how worthwhile his life has been and to treasure the good times.

CERT: G  Language: English   Dur: 129 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it." ★★★★★ Empire

"Funny, compelling and moving." ★★★★★ Time Out