Showing: Tuesday 7th October, 7.30pm
Dir: Ross Whitaker 2014 Ireland Running time & Cert TBC Lang: English
Ten years after losing his sight at 22, Mark Pollock became the first blind person to race to the South Pole. But three weeks before his wedding, an accident left Mark paralysed from the waist down. This film – six years in the making – tells the story of Mark’s rehabilitation and his search for groundbreaking cures in the worlds of robotics and science.
Sunday 19th October, 7.30pm
Dir: James Erskine 2013 UK 96 mins Cert: Club Lang: English/French/Italian
Screened as part of the Imagine Festival. After Lance Armstrong, the Italian climber Marco Pantani was the highest-profile casualty of cycling’s EPO crisis: in life, as in the mountains, his graft to the top preceded a precipitous descent, concluding with his death on Valentine’s Day 2004, alone in a hotel room liberally clouded with cocaine. James Erskine’s documentary offers race footage that grips, thrills and horrifies, shrewd analysis, and revealing interviews with Pantani’s loved ones.
Showing: Sunday 2nd November, 7.30pm
Dir: Ian Power 2014 Ireland Lang: English
A film version of the play of the same name about Ireland’s ill-fated bank guarantee.
As this film is currently in post-production, a trailer is not yet available. You can read details about the film on IMDB.
Showing: Sunday 23rd November, 7.30pm
Dir: Stephen Brown 2013 Ireland 87 minutes Cert: 12A
Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha McElhone, Rufus Sewell. Lang: English
Grieving after the death of his wife, Max Morden (Ciarán Hinds) returns to the seaside resort where he spent summers as a child and revisits the ghosts of his past.
Showing: Sunday 7th December, 7.30pm
Dir: Ralph Fiennes 2013 UK 111 mins Cert: 12A
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander Lang: English
Ralph Fiennes’ impeccably directed second feature centres on the secret affair between Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and the young actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones) which commenced at the height of his career, when she was just 18, and lasted until his death.
Showing: Sunday 14th December, 7.30pm
Dir: Kim Morduant 2013 Laos, Australia 96 mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam. Lang: Lao
Good-natured Ahlo has no idea of the tragic circumstances which surrounded his birthor why people think he is cursed and brings bad luck. In the Laotian outback, they come across a rocket festival. At last, Ahlo sees a chance to prove he is lucky rather than cursed and he takes part in the dangerous competition.