Carrick Film Society
Carrick Film Society and Carrick Cineplex are delighted to present a new season Art-house, World & Indie Film for the new Spring 2019 Season
Join us every Thursday for screenings starting at 8.30pm from Thursday 31st January 2019.
No membership is required – all are welcome to attend.
Why not arrive early and enjoy a glass of wine, gourmet coffee or Maud’s Ice Cream in the comfortable surrounds of Cafe Paradiso before showtime.
31ST JANUARY ’19
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Director: Boots Riley – USA • 16 • 112mins
Boots Riley’s widely acclaimed directorial debut tells the story of a young African American telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) who finds professional success when he adapts a “white voice” in this madcap comedy set in an alternate dystopian world. As he falls under the spell of his CEO’s (Armie Hammer) drug-fuelled world, he must choose between his friends who protest corporate oppression or a material lifestyle with a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
7TH FEBRUARY ‘19
Director: Agnès Varda & JR – France • PG • 93 mins
Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary Feature, we follow 90 year old French film director Agnes Varda who goes on the road with 35 year old street artist ‘JR’ to create remarkable, moving portraits of the people they meet, traveling across the French countryside in a photobooth truck. The results are utterly spectacular, and often unbearably moving.
14TH FEBRUARY ‘19
Director: Warwick Thornton – Australia • 15A • 113 mins
Winner of Venice International Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize award, an Australian western drama set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s. Justice itself is put on trial when an Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and is a wanted criminal, on the run across the deadly outback. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.
21ST FEBRUARY ‘19
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda – Japan • 15A • 121
Deeply moving drama awarded the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival from visionary director Hirokazu Koreeda (Like Father, Like Son; After the Storm). A Japanese family of shoplifting crooks agree to take in a little girl they find in the freezing cold. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…
28TH FEBRUARY ‘19
Director: Jacqui and David Morris – UK • 12A • 110 mins
From BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui & David Morris, this documentary chronicles the extraordinary life of Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev, the greatest male dancer of the 20th century. Dance and invented characters are employed to illustrate the life, passion, and tragedy of the artist.
7TH MARCH ‘19
Director: Xavier Beauvois – France • 15A •135 mins
Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois’s beautiful drama about a family of women that must maintain their farm in the French countryside while the men are fighting in the First World War. As they triumph in their farming endeavours and gain their own independence, tension and betrayal arises when the men return from war. This critically adored film depicts the realities of the women left on the home front, seldom seen in wartime films.
14TH MARCH ’19
Director: Matteo Garrone – Italy • 15A • 103
Cannes Film Festival winning drama set in an Italian seaside village, where a gentle dog groomer, Marcello, finds himself involved in a dangerous friendship with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello submits to an unexpected act of vengeance.
21ST MARCH ‘19
C’EST LA VIE
Director: Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano • 16 • 115 mins
Charming French comedy about a disgruntled waiter working at a luxurious wedding in a French castle. While he just wants to do his job and get through the night, he deals with a cast of offbeat characters as the wedding gets out of control.
28TH MARCH ‘19
Director: Annemarie Jacir – Palestine • 16 • 97 mins
Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher living in Nazareth. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father to hand-deliver the wedding invitations to each guest, which is the local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.
4TH APRIL ’19
THE WILD PEAR TREE
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Turkey • 16 • 188 mins
Beautifully made and magnificently acted drama from the Palme-winning Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with a deteriorating relationship with his father.
Tickets available to purchase on the door and to pre-book via www.carrickcineplex.ie