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Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo

T: 096 73593



The Quiet Man

Friday 29th May, 2pm

Galway in the 1920s. After a long and profitable career as a boxer, Irish-born American Sean Thornton returns to his home village to settle down and forget an accident in which he killed an opponent in the ring. Sean buys back the Thornton cottage, incurring the wrath of neighbouring squire Red Will Danaher whose sister Mary Kate he’s fallen in love with. With the drunk Michaeleen Flynn as a marriage broker, and with Red Will reluctant to allow the courtship to go ahead, Sean Thornton has to battle against all manner of Irish blarney to get the hand of the girl he loves.

One of the most popular romances ever made, featuring one of the most classical fight scenes in cinema history.

Admission Free.




Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo

T: 094 9023733



The Hundred-Foot Journey - FREE FILM MATINEE

USA  2014  117 minutes

Tuesday 5th May @ 2.30pm
Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments - until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant. Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) from Richard C. Morais’ novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is charming, funny and uplifting cultural feast. Certificate: PG



France/Belgium 2013 139mins Language: French with English subtitles

A biopic of one of France’s most notorious post-war literary figures, Violette Leduc, who scandalised society with her proto-feminist novels including Ravages and Thérèse and Isabelle. Director Martin Provost chronicles critical points of her life in six ‘chapters’, including her seminal encounter with the works of Simone de Beauvoir that inspired her first novel L'Asphyxie (1942), and initiated the subsequent lifelong friendship between the two. An acute yet sympathetic study underpinned by an outstanding central performance by Emmanuelle Devos as Violette.

Adm. €5


Human Capital (Il capitale umano)

Italy 2014 110mins Language: Danish with English subtitles

Tuesday 19th May @ 8.00pm

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Rovellis, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Meanwhile, Dino Rovelli’s's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. - Tribeca Film Festival

Adm. €5




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