Film Clubs

Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St., Ballina, Co. Mayo. T: 096 73593. E: ballinaartscentre@eircom.net. W: www.ballinaartscentre.com

Ballina Film Club present… Andrei Tarkovsky

Cinephiles can look forward to a fantastic feast of film this month as Ballina Arts Centre present their innovative Ballina Film Club presents… series with a month-long programme focusing on the work of the great Russian auteur, Andrei Tarkovksy.

The programme will include screenings of a number of important films from one of Russian cinema's most important figures, including:

Solaris: Tuesday 6th January, 8pm

The Sacrifice: Tuesday 13th January, 8pm

Stalker: Tuesday 20th January, 8pm

The Mirror: Tuesday 27th January, 8pm.

All screenings in Ballina Arts Centre. Adm: €7.

Ballina Film presents… Tarkovksy  is presented by Ballina Arts Centre in association with access>CINEMA.

 LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE, CASTLEBAR

Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.  T: 094 9023733 E: linenhall@anu.ie

 Linenhall Film Club kicks off an exciting Spring Season of films on Tuesday 27th January, bringing fresh new offerings from as far afield as China, South America and North Africa, as well as from our European neighbours. So why not tantalise your visual palate with some exciting cinematographic flavours from around the world, and make a regular date with us every second Tuesday for something fresh and different in our tasty film menu?

 And the first dish on that menu is (appropriately enough) the North African film “Couscous”.

Director Abdel Kechiche’s film is an expansive ensemble comedy-drama centring on a North African dockside community. In his sixties, Slimane is tired of a life of toil in a shipyard, and wants to realise his long-cherished dream, opening a floating restaurant specialising in fish-and-couscous dishes. But the ship is still to be renovated, and local dignitaries to be persuaded that the venture has a future. And then there are Beiji's friends and family - including the new woman in his life, his ex-wife and a host of neighbours - who have their own parts to play in the success or failure of his dream.

 “A remarkable and thought-provoking work.” - Wally Hammond, Time Out

“Funny, tragic and totally unforgettable.” - Time Out New York

 Linenhall Film Club is a member of access>CINEMA, promoting the development of regional cultural cinema in Ireland. access>CINEMA is a member of the International Federation of Film Societies.