Under The Clock (2018)
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Under The Clock (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

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

From Snackbox Films, creators of ‘Older Than Ireland’, comes ‘Under The Clock’, an exploration of the social history of Ireland, told through the prism of ordinary people whose relationships began at one of Ireland's most famous meeting places, Clerys Clock. Be it the romance of a first date, a nostalgic reunion of old friends or the curious excitement of a visiting tourist, ‘Under The Clock’ shares stories of love and loss, hope and disappointment that all began under this cherished historic landmark.

Includes a free post-screening Q&A with the Director Colm Nicell in conversation with Anto Howard.

CERT: 12A  Language: English  Dur: 76 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

The Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez (2017)

The Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez (2017)

Draíocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 6 Mar 2019 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 Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez' for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in Spanish (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 15+

It is 1934 in Madrid, and champion chess-player Diego falls for a French journalist and starts a family. When the political landscape around them grows more threatening under Franco, the three make for Paris, only to find themselves in the midst of Nazi occupation years later. When Diego becomes falsely imprisoned, he must use chess to earn the trust of his cruel captor.
The Chess Player tells a humanistic story of an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary circumstances and offers students a Spanish perspective on this turbulent era of European history.

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Spain • 2017  •  English Subtitles  •  Drama • 91mins
Director: Luis Oliveros

Secondary Cycle Film Screenings Spring 2019
If you are interested in arranging a screening of a film for your school’s students, please do get in touch to discuss the possibility of this. Screening will be possible in accordance with the availability of the film and the auditorium and with a minimum number of 100 pupils. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie.

MUG (Twarz) (2018)
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MUG (Twarz) (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 6 Mar 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. He works at the construction site for what is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. When a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country.

MUG is a blackly comic, biting and emotional drama from award-winning director Małgorzata Szumowska (Body, Elles, In the Name Of) which won the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prix at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival and features stunning performances from Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik and Małgorzata Gorol.

CERT: CLUB  Language: Polish (Subtitled)  Dur: 91 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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Rosie (2018)
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Rosie (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 20 Mar 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

From the pen of Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva), Rosie is the story of a family without a home. Rosie (Sarah Greene) a mother of four, alongside her partner John Paul, do everything in their power to protect their children and maintain their dignity as the Irish housing crisis threatens their family’s safety and unity. With grace and tenderness, Rosie balances the care of her four children alongside the increasingly futile and frustrating search for a new home.

CERT: PG  Language: English  Dur: 86 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018)
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The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 3 Apr 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Bobby Coote left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn't great. He fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture. But he’s never lost sight of a lifelong dream to fly. His neighbour Sean has also caught the bug. Setting aside their own field of dreams they have cut out a runway and even built a hangar in a small rural border community. And now Bobby has used all his savings to buy a plane! He’ll get no encouragement from his brother Ernie. Ernie thinks the whole thing is mad but Bobby says he’ll make this happen … even if it’s the last thing he does.

CERT: TBC  Language: English   Dur: 82 mins
Director:  Frank Shouldice
In Association with Access Cinema

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