Carnegie Cinema Club at Blackrock library

05 February 2018 / News
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The Carnegie Cinema club, is a special film club hosted in the stunning reading room of Blackrock library.  A film club like no other, every screening opens with an introduction, and is followed by an open discussion with the audience –a unique experience, which expands our appreciation of each film and is skilfully led by experienced film club facilitator and film buff extrordinaire Anne Legarreta.
The film club screens exclusive arthouse and indie films, as well as classics of cinema, outstanding Irish movies, solid dramas, inventive animation, eye-opening documentaries, intelligent comedies, and cult film favourites. If that wasn’t enough, guest directors make appearances, and we even have some Irish premieres, including our next film screening on Thursday Feb 8: Conceiving Ada
If you rather not talk at the discussion that’s fine, you can always listen! All are welcome, however please do check the rating for films for suitability for children.
Film screenings: 6pm *SHARP, doors open 5.45pm
Discussion: 7.30-8pm
Free of charge.
Thursday, 8 February: Conceiving Ada
Dir. Lynn Hershman-Leeson, 1999, USA. Not Rated, but suitable for 12
A modern scientist finds a way of communicating across time with the Victorian pioneer Ada Lovelace, inventor of the computer.
*Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb 11.
Thursday, 8 March: Wendy and Lucy,
Dir. Kelly Reichardt, 2009, Ireland, Rating: 15A
A dog and her penniless owner travel across the USA hoping to get a job. An off-beat portrait of two pals, and a portrait of economic recession.
Thursday 12 April 2018: Blackboards    
Dir. Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000, Iran, Italy, Japan, Rating PG. Language Kurdish, with English subtitles
Travelling teachers in Kurdistan carry their blackboards on their backs – will they find any students? A stunning visual poem, and a metaphor. Cannes Jury Prize award.
Thursday 10 May: The Gleaners and I  (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse)
Dir. Agnes Warda, 2000, France. Rating G
Film director Agnes Warda investigates how big supermarkets throw away misshapen vegetables, while she considers how her own body is getting out of shape as she grows older. 
Awards: Best Film, Chicago International Film Festival
*Bealtaine Programme for May in dlr Libraries
Thursday 14 June: John Butler Retrospective. Short films  by acclaimed Blackrock filmmaker John Butler.
-The Ballad of Kid Kanturk (2009) -Immaturity for Charity  [selected sketches] (2012) -Your Bad Self  [selected sketches] (2010)  -Spacemen Three (2008). Rating 16 
“The Ballad of Kid Kanturk” (Dir. J Butler, 2009)    10’ 50’’
Script Kevin Barry.Winner Best Short (Thriller/Horror/Noir), Film Festival Salento Finibus Terrae 2009 
Winner Best Director (Short Film), San Francisco Irish Film Festival 2009 
cast: Mark Doherty, Garrett Keogh, Mikel Murfi, Eileen Walsh. 
An operatic comedy-western about an Irish cannibal rockabilly singer, told through a voiceover poem. Hang on to your seats! 
Immaturity for Charity [selected sketches] (Dir. John Butler, 2012)   c. 20’ 
Originally created as a fundraising project for Saint Francis Hospice Raheny 
Writers: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Moloney. 
Main cast: Kathy Belton, Karen Egan, Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson.
*KINDLY SPONSORED BY Producer: Juliette Bonass  
A series of irresistible sketches on the absurdist potential of the everyday.  
Your Bad Self [selected sketches] (RTE/Dir. John Butler, 2010)    c. 25’ 
Writers: John Butler, Domhnall Gleeson, and others. 
Main cast:  Karen Egan, Domhnall Gleeson, Amy Huberman, Peter McDonald… 
*KINDLY SPONSORED BY the production company: Treassure Entertainment 
A series of fearless sketches turning serious matters into pure surrealism. 
“Spacemen Three” (Dir, Hugh O’Connor, 2008)   12’  
Script: John Butler and Hugh O’Conor. 
Cast: Pat Shortt, Peter McDonald, Michael McElhatton. 
An inexperienced Irish astronaut addicted to videogames joins the most important NASA mission in history. What could possibly go wrong? 

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