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February 2018

Film Club 21st Feb ”Rosalie Blum”

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
€7

  Director: Julien Rappeneau CAST: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau FILM INFO: 95minutes, France, 2016, CLUB A random encounter has unexpected and life-changing consequences for three characters in Rosalie Blum, a quirky, heart-warming tale based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. This enchanting directorial debut from French screenwriter Julien Rappeneau (Bon Voyage, 36 Quai des Orfèvres) is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy. - Festivals:  Alliance Française French Film Festival Australia 2016 Gijón…

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March 2018

Film Club 7th March ”The Florida Project”

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

Film Club - The Florida Project 7th March 8pm Director: Sean Baker Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto FILM INFO: 115 mins, USA, 2017, 15A, English Six-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) lives with her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) in a Florida motel. Along with her friends, Moonie spends the summer exploring the urban wilderness and getting into every sort of mischief. Halley, meanwhile, desperately tries to make ends meet. Kind but stern manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe) tries to…

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Film Club – Goldstone 21st March

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

Film Club 21st Mrch 8pm - Goldstone Director: Ivan Sen CAST: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Pei Pei Cheng, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Jacki Weaver FILM INFO: 110minutes, Australia, 2016, CLUB tense western that sees Indigenous Australian detective Jay Swan investigating the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker in the Outback town of Goldstone. Exploring Australia’s history whilst dealing with key contemporary issues, Goldstone is intelligent and thought- provoking cinema. Rugged, Indigenous Australian detective Jay Swan is arrested for drunk-driving by…

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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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