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 - Wed 18 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
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EXTRA SCREENING: 18 December 11.30am

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

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
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Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Wed 29 Jan 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Gene Kelly's famous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Clever, incisive, and funny, Singin' in the Rain is a masterpiece of the classical Hollywood musical.

Cert: PG  Language: English  Dur: 102 mins  Dir: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
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"If you've never seen it and don't, you're bonkers!" Rotten Tomatoes

Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d’étoiles (2019)

Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d’étoiles (2019)

Draíocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 12 Feb 2020 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 'Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d'étoiles' for Junior Cycle Secondary School Students, in French (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 12+

Lois, 16, has only one dream: becoming an astronaut. However, although she’s gifted in physics, she has a big problem: Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait she’s inescapably stuck with. When Lois is told by her science teacher that her excess weight means she will never become an astronaut, she faces a battle with her own body image that leads to hospitalisation.Then, just when everything seems lost, Lois meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers shattered, like her, by life’s tough breaks; yet ready for anything in order to leave with her for outer space…Together, they motivate each other to take a road trip and enter a science competition that could win them a zero gravity flight. A sweet, touching story about friendship and self-belief.

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France  •  2019 •  85 mins  •  Comedy
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon
Produced by Koro Films

Secondary Cycle Film Screenings 2020
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

The Farewell (2019)
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The Farewell (2019)

Wed 12 Feb 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

When a Chinese family discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, they decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather everyone together, before she passes. This 2019 American comedy-drama film is written and directed by Lulu Wang and includes some of Wang's own life experiences. It stars Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo. 

CERT: PG   Language: English   Dur: 98 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"‘ … deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.’" Rotten Tomatoes

Monsters Inc (2001)

Monsters Inc (2001)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 15 Feb 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 92 mins

In a world of monsters, best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers in the energy company they work in. However, their lives are hugely disrupted when a human girl enters the city.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

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"Clever, funny, and delightful to look at, Monsters, Inc. delivers another resounding example of how Pixar elevated the bar for modern all-ages animation." Rotten Tomatoes

Mother Tongues Festival - BOX’ and ‘Parakayapravesham’ – Film Screenings

Mother Tongues Festival - BOX’ and ‘Parakayapravesham’ – Film Screenings

Main Languages: Malayalam/English

Fri 21 Feb 2020 6PM-6.45PM Draíocht Studio // Age: All ages Cost: FREE

​Draíocht is delighted to be working with Mother Tongues Festival for the first time in 2020 to present a range of workshops and performances in different languages for children, young people, families and adults. Pre-booking advised tel 01-8852622 or Online

Draíocht is delighted to show two films by Dublin 15 based collaborative Film Maker, Jijo Sebastian Palatty, both made with community casts. BOX (16 mins) was made in Dublin 15 in 2015 and was a collaboration between Palatty and ‘Neoron’ aka the Indo Irish Atheists. ‘BOX’ looks at themes of religious extremism, racial and religious practices, feminism and social freedoms amongst minority communities and the Irish Intercultural context where communities can find themselves increasingly ‘boxed’. Box was funded through the Art’s Council’s ‘Artist in the Community’ programme managed by Create, the agency for collaborative arts practice in Ireland.
‘Parakayapravesham’ (To Take Another Human Form) (15 mins) explores immigrant angst through the lens of a dark comedy.

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Extra Ordinary (2019)
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Extra Ordinary (2019)

Wed 26 Feb 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 7th January 2020)

Rose (Maeve Higgins) is a sweet, lonely driving instructor with supernatural abilities called ‘The Talents’ that allow her to communicate with spirits. She has a love/hate relationship with her gifts and ignores the community’s requests to investigate bizarre ghostly happenings in the town. However, when attractive widower Martin (Barry Ward), haunted by his nagging ex-wife contacts her for help, she has to at least consider the job! Meanwhile, across town, aging rock star Christian (Will Forte) has a sinister plan for success. This hilarious must-see comedy is filled with twists, turns, hilarity, exorcisms and haunted wheelie bins.

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 7th January 2020)

CERT: 15A Language: English Dur: 94 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Wed 25 Mar 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 7th January 2020)

Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers, in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbour and children’s television host.

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 7th January 2020)

CERT: PG  Language: English    Dur: 108 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding." Rotten Tomatoes

"With clear-eyed rigour, Heller, Hanks and Rhys put aside cheap sentiment and earn this film's authentic heartfelt emotion." Bbc.com