Thursday 15th February | 10:30am
(Patty Jenkins, 2017) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Diana was raised on a hidden island, home to the Amazonian warrior women created by Zeus to protect mankind. When a WW1 fighter pilot crash-lands and tells of the horror engulfing the world, she’s determined to fix things single-handedly if necessary. Caught up in a sinister Nazi scheme involving a new, more deadly nerve gas, Diana must learn to first understand the world she was born to protect.
151m, cert: 12A
The Time Bandits
Saturday 17th February | 10:30am
(Terry Gilliam, 1981) Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese
When six dwarfs stumble out his wardrobe carrying a stolen treasure map, young Kevin’s adventures begin! Pursued throughout time by an evil foe named Evil who’s after the map, they jump through portals and encounter a host of legendary and historical figures. A classic fantasy adventure filled with memorable moments and unforgettable characters.
116m, cert: PG
Monday 19th February | 7:30pm
(Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson, 2013)
John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood
The life and career of writer-director John Milius, a true Hollywood legend responsible for creating some of the most iconic American cinema of the last fifty years. From his uncredited work on DIRTY HARRY, through THE WIND AND THE LION, APOCALYPSE NOW, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, RED DAWN, and CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, this enthralling documentary tells the extraordinary story of a true Hollywood wildman.
103 min, cert: 15
Monday 26th February | 7:30pm
(Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen
At the height of the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a top secret mission to “terminate, with extreme prejudice” the command of Colonel Kurtz, a brilliant soldier who has set himself up as a god in Cambodia. As Willard travels up-river on a navy patrol boat he and the crew have a series of increasingly surreal encounters on their inexorable journey to murder. One of the great classics of American cinema, this hallucinatory masterpiece is a thrilling experience on the big screen.
147 min, cert: 15
Shadow of a Doubt
Monday 5th March | 7:30pm
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey
Alfred Hitchcock named this his personal favourite among his own films. In the opening moments, Charlie narrowly escapes an unwelcome call from the cops for reasons that remain mysterious, and sure enough his sister’s family in small-town California receive a telegram announcing he’ll be paying them a surprise visit. His devoted teenage niece, also named Charlie, is delighted to have him back in her life, but soon begins to suspect that all is not what it seems with her beloved uncle…
108 min, cert: PG
The Messenger + Q&A
Monday 12th March | 7:30pm
(Su Rynard, 2017)
An essential film for anyone who cares about the environment and nature, and full of insights and revelations. The Messenger is a visually stunning journey into the beauty and importance of the imperilled songbird and what it will mean to all of us, on both a global and personal level, if we lose them. ‘Humans once believed that birds could carry messages, their presence was meaningful. They have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again birds have something to tell us.‘ www.songbirdsos.com
The film will be followed by sharing some reactions to the film and issues it raises.
89 min, cert: PG
Edinburgh Festival of Ireland presents: FRANK
Monday 19th March | 7:30pm
(Lenny Abrahamson, 2014)
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Domhnall Gleeson delivers a star-making turn as Jon, an aspiring musician who stumbles upon a man named Frank’s own galaxy of weird, and is soon drawn into his orbit as he joins Frank’s band. Frank wears a huge papier-mâché head at all times, by the way. And he’s got some crazy-sounding ideas. Absurd, tragic, funny, but most importantly deeply human and heartfelt, it’s a story of loyalty and folly, resentment and subterfuge, often in the same breath. Frank, showing as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Ireland, was personally chosen to be shown at the Grassmarket Community Project by the world-renowned author Mark Cousins.
95 min, cert: 15
The Constant Gardener
Monday 26th March | 7:30pm
(Fernando Meirelles, 2005) Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston
When his activist wife is murdered in what appears to be a crime of passion, a British diplomat in Kenya embarks on a quest to reveal the truth behind her death and uncovers a farreaching conspiracy. Based on the classic novel by John Le Carré and featuring great performances from leads Ralph Feinnes and Rachel Weisz, this absorbing and complex mystery is well worth solving.
129 min, cert: 15