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April 2018

Film Club Loveless 4th April

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

Dir:Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia, France 2018 127mins Cert: CLUB Language: Russian Starring: Maryaha Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLegoO4NdD8 The latest from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) profiles a family torn apart by a vicious divorce, in which the parents are more interested in starting their lives over with new partners than tending to their 12-year-old son. Among the snowy high-rises of modern Moscow lives stocky salesman Boris and Zhenya, a youthful salon owner. Having migrated to shiny new partners, the couple's…

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Film club The Drummer & the Keeper 18th April 8pm

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

The Drummer and the Keeper Dir:Nick Kelly Ireland2017 92 mins Cert: PG Language: English Starring: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Kelly and Peter Coonan Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TZEr1gRLlc You find true friendship in the craziest of places! Gabriel is a chaotic young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated bandmates. When forced to bond with Christopher, an institutionalised 17-year-oldwith Asperger’s Syndrome, it results in a very unlikely friendship! -Galway Film Fleadh 2017 “An uplifting comedic story of…

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May 2018

Film Club ”My Life as a Courgette” 2nd May

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
€7

My Life as a Courgette Ma Vie de Courgette Dir: Claude Barras Switzerland, France 2017 70 minsCert: 12A  Language:french Starring: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccourd Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d9N5Y_sN8Q Here is a little miracle of gentleness, tenderness and intense, traditional Frenchness. It was an Oscar nominee for best animated feature earlier this year, losing out, probably unjustly, to Zootopia. The screenwriter Céline Sciamma has adapted the 2002 novel Autobiography of a Courgette by Gilles Paris for this beguiling stop-motion animation; director…

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Film Club – ”Marjorie Prime” 16th May

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

Written & Directed by Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Escapes, Hamlet) Starring Jon Hamm (Baby Diver, The Town),Lois Smith (East of Eden, Five Easy Pieces),Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River)and Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, The Fly) 100 mins approx Cert = 12A In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith – East Of Eden) – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm – Mad Men) that looks exactly like…

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Bealtaine Festival Film – ”Guess who’s Coming to Dinner” FREE Entry 23rd May

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
FREE

Dir: Stanley Kramer USA 1967 108mins Cert: CLUB Language: English Starring: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prfHBR7l_KI A daughter arrives home to announce to her parents that she is about to wed a brilliant research physician, who is black. This creates considerable social turmoil for the upper-middle-class family. The young man tells the parents that unless they give their unreserved consent he will not marry their daughter. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer and written…

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Film Club ”I Got Life” 30th May

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

I Got LIfe Aurore Dir:Blandine Lenoir France 201789 mins Cert: CLUB Language: French Starring: Agnes Jaoui, Thubault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeVuAHahhg Aurore, separated from her husband, has just lost her job and been told that she is going to be a grandmother. She is slowly being pushed to the outskirts of society, but when she accidentally runs into the great love of her youth, she puts her foot down and refuses to be relegated to the scrap yard.…

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June 2018

Film Club ”Menashe” 13th June

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
€7

Dir: Joshua Weinstein USA 2017 82mins Cert: CLUB Language: Yiddish, English Starring: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Hershy Fishman Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwGdJAq7qSI Menashe is a deeply felt and absorbing Yiddish-language drama about New York Hasidic Jews. Director Joshua Weinstein expertly seals you in a self-enclosed world whose drama, but for a few plot points concerning an elderly mobile phone, could as well be happening 50 or 100 years ago. Menashe (played by non-professional Menashe Lustig) is an overweight, shambling widower who works…

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Film Club ”Glory” 27th June

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov CAST: Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Ana Bratoeva FILM INFO: 101minutes, Bulgaria, Greece, 2016, TBC When railroad worker Tsanko stumbles across a pile of cash, he immediately notifies the police. PR Executive Julia spies An opportunity to use Tsanko to spin a feel-good story and detract from a scandal engulfing her Ministry of Transport department. Co-directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov confirm the promise shown in their award-winning debut, The Lesson,with this satirical drama. - Festivals:…

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July 2018

Film Club 11th July “Primaire”

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
€7

Primaire Director:  Helene Angel         Cast: Sarah Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi  FILM INFO: 105mins, France, 2017, CLUB, French  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdOWT3M6u2w   Synopsis Florence (Sara Forestier) is a primary school teacher who also happens to live in an apartment in the school building with her young son. One day, she finds herself caring for a troubled pupil named Sacha, and begins trying to track down his absent parents. However, Florence’s own life begins to fall apart as she struggles with a…

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Film Club “The Third Murder” 25th July at 8pm

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
€7
The Third Murder

Third Murder, The (Sandome no Satsujin)  Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda CAST: Masaharu Fukuyama, Koji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose FILM INFO: 125 minutes, Japan, 2017, 15A When a factory owner turns up dead, employee and ex-convict Misumi confesses to the killing. Misumi’s legal team - led by accomplished lawyer Shigemori - turns their focus to helping their client avoid the death penalty. However, not everything about the case adds up, and the situation gets more complicated as Misumi’s own story gradually starts to…

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