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Club Scannáin - Film Clubs


Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.

T: 094 9023733




Tuesday 1st February @ 8.00pm

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

France  2009  132mins  French & Russian with English subtitles

In 1920, fashion designer Coco Chanel befriended composer Igor Stravinsky, offering the penniless musician and his family refuge in her country mansion. Director Jan Kounen takes the rumoured affair that may have ensued between avant garde composer and fashion revolutionary, and delivers a beautifully judged story about the mutual attraction between two iconoclastic giants, finely balanced as it is by the loyalty and love Stravinsky feels for his wife and family.

Adm: €5


Tuesday 15th February @ 8.00pm

A Room and A Half (Poltory komnaty ili sentimentalnoe puteshestvie na rodinu)

Russia  2009  130 mins  Russian with English subtitles

A unique journey to the early life of Nobel Prize-winning Russian poet Joseph Brodsky and the country of his youth, an ironical fairy tale in which the poet crosses not only geographical barriers but barriers of time as well. The film, directed by Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, blends fiction, animation and historical footage to create a compelling evocation of St. Petersburg in the 1950s and 60s as, consumed by nostalgia, an aging, exiled Brodsky reminisces about the country that shaped him as a writer and a Russian.

Adm: €5


Tuesday 1st March @ 8.00pm

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)

Argentina  2009  129mins  Spanish with English subtitles

Retired Buenos Aires prosecutor Benjamín Espósito sets out to write a novel based on a case that has haunted him for over 20 years: the rape and murder of a beautiful young woman in 1974. Reconnecting Benjamín with Irene Menéndez, his senior prosecutor of the time, the film coolly places itself between present and flashback 1970s Argentina, an ugly, paranoid era of military junta and the ‘disappeared’, of corruption and violence both political and opportunistic. Juan José Campanella's assured and tightly paced feature, full of smart dialogue and powerful, moving performances, was Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars.

Adm: €5





T: 097 81079


Cineclub na nÓg

Cineclub na nÓg is back again for 2011! The bilingual, junior film club in Áras Inis Gluaire allows children (age 5 to 12) to enjoy a film in our state-of-the-art cinema and, afterwards, discuss the movie with facilitators, draw pictures and have fun! This fully supervised club is a great way to encourage children to express themselves as Gaeilge and as Bearla outside of school, in an entertaining and informal environment. The next Cineclub na nÓg gathering will take place on Saturday, February 5 at 1.00 p.m. Children must be picked up at 3.30 p.m. sharp. Admission is €10 per child. Family discount of 15% applies. It is important to please register your child with us before Tuesday, February 1. Email or call 097 81079.




Westport Cineplex


Wednesday 2nd of February at 8.45 pm

My Afternoons with Margueritte - La tête en friche

Dir: Jean Becker France  2010  82 mins Cert: TBC   

Fifty-something Germain lives a quiet life. At the local bar with his girlfriend Annette, in the park where he counts the pigeons, or in the vegetable garden where he grows produce to take to market. Germain is a simple man. His father left his mother when she became pregnant and she still blames her son for ruining her chance at love. At school German was the butt of all the teacher's jokes and never learned to read properly. One day, in the park, he meets Margueritte, an old lady whose work as a scientist took her all over the world. She has a passion for literature, which she soon shares with Germain. Before long, a true bond of affection unites them, and Germain realizes that he has the right to take control of his destiny... - Montreal Film Festival

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

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