Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

Fri 21 Sep 2018 // FREE

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FREE SCREENING: Shorts for Wee Ones   4.30PM / Dur 45 mins / Age 3+
This collection of short films from around the world will delight anyone over the age of three. There are tales of tigers not eating their vegetables, a bear learning to sing and a very adventurous fish …

FREE SCREENING: Shorts for Middle Ones   6PM / Dur 55 mins / Age 8+
With stories of polar bears and shrinking ice caps, mad-cap gold heists and the weird and wonderful worlds of two very different chameleons, these short films offer a broad and brilliant world view - funny, sad, thrilling and emotional.

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE – Book Tickets HERE
7PM-8PM   Ages 14-18 Yrs   Draíocht Studio
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.

HALLELUJAH! A CLOWN CHORUS – Book Tickets HERE
7PM-7.30PM  Draíocht Gallery
Members of the original Clown Choir created by Veronica Coburn as part of a Draíocht residency, just cannot stop singing. They invite you to enjoy a few numbers with them, to sing along, dance if you like, and, of course, smile.

FREE SCREENING: The Piano (1993)  8PM / 25th Anniversary Screening / Dur 121 mins / Cert 16+
‘The Piano’ is set in New Zealand’s wilderness as Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter), a mute woman, and her daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) arrive from Scotland to start a new life with frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill) having been sold to him by her father. Written, directed and produced by Jane Campion and Winner of 3 Academy Awards, 3 BAFTA Awards and Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 1993.

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Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

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

Fri 21 Sep 2018 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. These short films from a whole host of countries, including Sweden, France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland…
For audiences aged three and older, we’re delighted to present a variety of short tales about going on adventures, making friends, trying out new things and learning new skills. We watch a hungry tiger find a tasty meal (and eat his carrots) and learn how a big, old bear finds his singing voice. A little boy has to save an adventurous fish during a water shortage, and someone desperate to go to sleep learns that there is music all around (whether he likes it or not!).
All these short films are in English or are dialogue-free (except for one with one word of German – and it’s very easy to understand!). These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy. 

List of Films:
Tiger, 2016, dir. Kariem Saleh, Germany (4') - no dialogue
Den lilla flykten (A Small Escape), 2016, dir. David Sandell, Sweden (2'40") - no dialogue
Ruhe. ZumDonnerwetterocheinmal (Silence! For Pete's Sake!), 2015, dir. Kai Pannen, Germany (7'30") - German with English subtitles (only one word…)
Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe (The Little Bird And The Caterpillar), 2017, dir. Lena von Dohren, Switzerland (4'20") - no dialogue
La cage (In A Cage), 2016, dir. Loic Bruyere, France, (6') - no dialogue
The Mole And The Earthworm, 2015, dir. Johannes Schiehsl, Germany  (3'20") - no dialogue
Water Path For A Fish, 2016, dir. Mercedes Marro, Spain (8'19") - no dialogue
Belchonok I sanki (The Sled), 2016, dir. Olesya Shchukina, Russia (4'20") - no dialogue
Kiwi & Strit: Football, 2016, dir. Esben Toft Jacobsen, Denmark (5') - no dialogue

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Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

Shorts for Middle Ones

Shorts for Middle Ones

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

Fri 21 Sep 2018 6PM Main Auditorium // FREE

This collection of short films is a patchwork of experiences – funny, sad, thrilling, emotional and, in one particular case, a tad stomach-churning (in a very tasteful way, of course!). Polar bears cross their disappearing ice floes, a stylish cat and an impoverished artist learn to create beautiful artworks together, a perfect gold heist goes horribly awry and the Mona Lisa finds herself in entirely new surroundings. And then there are a couple of very unusual chameleons: one trying to impress a potential mate, and the other? Well, let’s just say it’s a documentary that David Attenborough clearly had no involvement in ... Most of these films are dialogue-free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, one story is in French with English subtitles and another has a French spoken in the background (subtitles not required). Suited to audiences aged eight and older, please be aware that they do include some cartoon violence, images of a decomposing rat and some very messy eating!

List of Short Films:
Spring Jam, 2016, dir. Ned Wenlock, New Zealand (5'35") - no dialogue
Sabaku, 2016, dir. Marlies van der Wel, The Netherlands (2'18") - no dialogue
Nanuuq, 2016, dir. Jim Lachasse, France (3'26") - no dialogue
The Cat And Its Artist, 2015, dir. Maike Koller, Germany (5'30") – no dialogue
Moroshka, 2016, dir. Polina Minchenok, Russia (7'46") - no dialogue
Darrel, 2016, dirs.  Marc Briones and Alan Carabantes ,Spain (3'20") - no dialogue
Pautinka (Spider Web), 2016, dir. Natalia Chernysheva, Russia (4') - no dialogue
Amour Fou, 2015, dir. Florian Werzinski, Germany (4'15") – no dialogue
Un plan d'enfer, 2016, dirs. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, France/Belgium (5'50") - in French with English subtitles
Wrapped, 2015, dirs. Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittman, Germany (4') - no dialogue
Alike, 2015, dirs.  Rafa Cano Méndez and Daniel Martínez Lara, Spain (8') - no dialogue
Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon, 2016, dir. Tomer Eshed, Germany (3'32") - in English

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Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

The Piano (1993) - 25th Anniversary Screening

The Piano (1993) - 25th Anniversary Screening

Culture Night Free Screening / 8PM

Fri 21 Sep 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // FREE

Starring Holly Hunter (‘The Big Stick’ and ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?’), Harvey Keitel (‘Mean Streets’) and Sam Neill (‘Dead Calm’, ‘Sirens’, and ‘Jurassic Park’) as well as Anna Paquin (‘X-Men’ and ‘True Blood’), ‘The Piano’ is set in New Zealand’s wilderness as Ada McGrath (Hunter), a mute woman, and her daughter Flora (Paquin) arrive from Scotland to start a new life with frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill) having been sold to him by her father.
Ada, a talented pianist, and Flora take an immediate dislike to Alistair when he refuses to carry Ada’s beloved piano and sells it to his overseer, George Baines (Harvey Keitel). Both Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin received Oscars for their roles in this masterpiece, written, directed and produced by Jane Campion.

Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Screenplay.
Winner of 3 BAFTA Awards including Best Actress.
Cannes Palme D’Or Winner 1993.
Dur 121 mins. Cert 16+

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Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

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Last Breath - A filmic artwork by Marie Brett

Last Breath - A filmic artwork by Marie Brett

Thu 18 Oct 2018 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

Last Breath is a short film exploring ideas of an ultimate great unknown: the experience of death and dying. Inspired by Epic poetry, Irish folklore and time spent with palliative care staff, the artwork draws viewers into a multi-layered narrative, where time slows and metaphysical landscapes unfold.

Artist Marie Brett produced the work following a residency at UCD’s College of Social Science and Law and a participatory project with staff at St Francis Hospice Dublin. The work was supported by IMMA and UCD Parity Studios and received an Arts Council AIC award, coordinated by Create the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland.

Following the film, audience members will be invited to join in discussion about the work with special guests Dr. Regina McQuillan, Medical Director at St Francis Hospice Dublin and Helen O'Donoghue, Senior Curator at IMMA, together with Consultant Penny Monaghan and Artist Marie Brett.
An Irish film premier, this event is free and all are welcome.

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Making the Grade (2017)
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Making the Grade (2017)

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Wed 24 Oct 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

From documentary maker Ken Wardrop (His & Hers, Mom & Me), comes ‘Making The Grade’, which invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade. The filmmakers travelled the length and breadth of the country to film with teachers and their students as they prepared for their piano grade exams. The film features characters from as far afield as Kylemore Abbey in the West, to Derry City in the North and down to Crosshaven, Cork in the South.

CERT: G  Language: English   Dur: 86 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Cold War (2018)
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Cold War (2018)

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

From the Director of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film ‘Ida’ (2015), Pawel Pawlikowski, comes Cold War, a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris – the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Winner – Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2018.

CERT: CLUB  Language: Polish, French (English Subtitles) Dur: 84 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"Visually stunning, passionate, wistful, and thoughtful in equal measure." New York Magazine

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid (2018)
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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 21 Nov 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 07 September 2018)

For years, Thomas Reid, a Co. Kildare farmer, has been locked in a gruelling battle with his neighbour, U.S. microchip manufacturer, Intel, who want to expand into Reid’s land. A lyrical and unconventional approach brings an added layer of interest to this ’David and Goliath’ tale of an eccentric Irish farmer who takes on the might of an American computing corporation in a battle through the courts. Feargal Ward’s handsome documentary explores the clash between tradition and progress; between the rights of the individual and the perceived good of society.

CERT: CLUB  Language: English   Dur: 76 mins
In association with Access Cinema

MORE ... Interview with Director Feargal Ward

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 07 September 2018)

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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 5 Dec 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Its 1843 London and author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in ‘A Christmas Carol’, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day) don’t miss this classic yuletide tale full of holiday magic.

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 104 mins
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Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Mon 17 Dec 2018 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 103 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause (1994)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Tue 18 Dec 2018 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Divorced dad Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has custody of his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally causes the death of a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa's place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he's dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn't a dream after all and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 97 mins
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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

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Wed 19 Dec 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

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: 15A  Language: English   Dur: 129 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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The Wife (2017)
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The Wife (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

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

In The Wife, Glenn Close gives voice to generations of brilliant, capable women who - because of backward gender roles - were relegated to supporting players in their own lives. The drama, an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name, stars the six-time Oscar nominee as Joan Castleman, the stoic, silent spouse of a world-renowned author Joe (Jonathan Pryce). 
Joan is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humour, their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

CERT: TBC  Language: English  Dur: 100 mins
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"Close wordlessly articulates “the tragedy” of generations of overlooked women." Vanity Fair