An Táin Film Club (Jan-Apr) presents...
An Táin Arts Centre’s brand new Film Club for Spring 2017 is live!
There is a whole new line up for our Film Clubs from January – April 2017, from new Irish made dramas and animation to classic westerns, and modern favourites.
FILM: Eddie the Eagle | 10th Jan at 2pm | Tickets €5 with complimentary tea/coffee
Access cinema | Dexter Fletcher, UK, 2016, 106 mins, Cert: 12A
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle recounts the story of unlikely British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards, whose determination to take part in the winter Olympics sees him defying all the odds, and all common sense, to prove everyone else wrong. A true feel-good tale to melt away those winter chills. Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
FILM: The Fencer | 31st Jan at 8:30pm | Tickets €7
Access cinema | Klaus Härö, Finland, Estonia, Germany, 2015, 99 mins, Cert: PG
The Fencer is a fictional account drawn from the life of the legendary Estonian fencing master Endel Nelis, who in the 1950s founded a school for aspiring young swordsmen that still thrives today. Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and leaves him with a difficult choice. Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Mart Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp.
FILM: A Matter of Life and Death | 14th Feb at 2pm | Tickets €5 with complimentary tea/coffee
Access cinema | Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1946, 104 mins, Cert: G
This stylish classic romance sees Peter Carter, a Royal Air Force pilot, miraculously cheat death during WWII when he survives jumping out of his badly damaged Lancaster bomber without a parachute. However, when the afterlife ‘conductors’ finally catch up with him, he must argue for his rights to life and love before a celestial court of 'the Other World'. This magical fantasy is a real treat for the month of love. Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter
FILM: A Date for Mad Mary | 28th Feb at 8:30pm | Tickets €7
Access cinema | Darren Thornton, 2016, Ireland, 82 mins, Cert: 15A
‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days. Filmed on location in Drogheda, this is one of the best Irish films to be made in years. Starring: Seana Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey
FILM: We Are Moving – Memories of Miss Moriarty | 14th March at 2pm | Tickets €5 with complimentary tea/coffee
Access cinema | Claire Dix, Ireland, 2016, 65 mins, Cert: CLUB
An intimate portrait of Joan Denise Moriarty, who tirelessly fought to bring ballet to all corners of Ireland. She set up two professional companies and one amateur company and inspired generations of Irish men and women who would otherwise never have been exposed to the art of ballet. The film is a celebration of the artist, the dancer and the woman who was best known, loathed, and loved as Miss Moriarty.
FILM: Viva | 28th March at 8:30pm | Tickets €7
Access cinema | Paddy Breathnach, Ireland/Cuba, 2015, 100 minutes, Cert: 15A
Jesus, a struggling hairdresser, develops a talent for drag performance. When his estranged father returns and forbids Jesus to perform, a battle of wills follows as the two men learn to respect each other for the first time. Paddy Breathnach’s Oscar shortlisted crowd-pleaser about a young gay man’s reconciliation with his father is a compassionate tale of finding one’s true voice. Starring: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García
FILM: Calamity Jane | 11th April at 2pm | Tickets €5 with complimentary tea/coffee
Access cinema | Dir. David Butler, USA, 1953, 101 mins, Cert: G
Doris Day delights in this classic musical comedy as tomboy Calamity Jane, who finds she must change her ways when she falls for Wild Bill Hickok. The toe-tapping musical score includes the Oscar-winning Secret Love, which became a million-selling hit for Doris Day, as well as The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and The Black Hills of Dakota. You’ll be singing for the rest of the day! Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel.
FILM: Café Society | 25th April at 8:30pm | Tickets €7
Access cinema | Woody Allen, USA, 2016, 96 mins, Cert: CLUB
New York in the 1930s. As he has more and more trouble putting up with his bickering parents, his gangster brother and the family jewellery store, Bobby Dorfman feels like he needs a change of scenery! So he decides to go and try his luck in Hollywood. All of a sudden Bobby’s life takes a new turn, and a very romantic one at that. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell