We are thrilled to be back after a two-year hiatus. Our goal as always is to provide local
communities with access to world-class cinema and we have an amazing line-up of films for you this year.
We have some stellar Irish films to kick off this year’s
programme. On St Patrick’s weekend, we have the Oscar long-listed Irish-Language film Arracht. The film tells the story of Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman living in
Connemara, who visits his landlord to plead for
clemency for his starving community.
The film is directed by Tom Sullivan and is a must-see.
We also have a very special screening of Pat Collins’ The Dance. The film
follows the staging of a new international dance and theatre work (MÁM) by the acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan from the first day of
rehearsal to the opening night performance. The screening will take place in the Backstage Theatre and will be followed by a Q&A with the director and Michael Keegan-Dolan. This is a special homecoming screening for Michael, one of Longford’s finest artists and we are thrilled to be able to screen it for local audiences.
We look forward to welcoming you back on March 18th when we can once again sit down together and enjoy the wonders of cinema.
Ronan O’ Toole
Head of Programming
World cinema for local audiences.
Arracht | March 18th | Ballymahon Library - 8PM | €5 (pay at the door)
Director: Tomás Ó Súilleabháin | 90 mins | Ireland | 2019 | 12A
Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman living in Connemara, visits his Landlord to plead for clemency for his starving community.
After a violent altercation forces him on the run, he fleas, living in an island cave in isolation.
Starving, grieving, on the verge of giving up, he meets a sick young girl and a life-saving friendship develops.
The Dance followed by Q&A | March 24th | The Backstage Theatre - 8PM €10 tickets available onlineDirector: Pat Collins 86 mins | Ireland | 2021 | 12A The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Pat Collins and Michael Keegan-Dolan.
THE DANCE follows the staging of a new
international dance and theatre work (MÁM) by the
acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan from the first day of rehearsal to the opening night performance.
THE DANCE is a fiercely true and beautiful
account of a magical process of work, brought to life by the inimitable Pat Collins (Song of Granite, Silence).
Shiva Baby | April 1st | Ballymahon Library - 8PM | €5 (pay at the door)Director: Emma Seligman
78 mins | USA | 2020 | 15
Shiva Baby is a darkly playful comedy of unease about a young bisexual woman grappling with tradition and
independence over the course of one climactic daylong
shiva, a Jewish gathering of friends and family during a time of mourning.
The acclaimed feature debut from writer director Emma
Seligman is bold, modern filmmaking at its most daring,
hilarious and unforgettable.
Another Round | April 8th | Ballymahon Library - 8PM | €5 (pay at the door)Director: Thomas Vinterberg
116 mins | Den | 2020 | 12A | Eng Subs
Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and his three teacher friends all seem to have hit a middle-age rut in their lives.
When one of the group tells the others about an obscure
philosophy proposing that humans aren’t born with enough alcohol in their blood and so cannot reach their full
potential, the men decide to test the theory for themselves …
Petite Maman | April 22nd | Ballymahon Library - 8PM | €5 (pay at the door)Director: Céline Sciamma 73 mins | Fra | 2021 | PG | | Eng Subs
Petite Maman is a beguiling tale about the power of
memory and imagination. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly returns to her mother’s childhood home.
While exploring the nearby woods, Nelly befriends a girl of her own age, with whom she finds she has a remarkable amount in common. Delicately, Sciamma conjures a deeply affecting story about loss and acceptance.
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