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April 2017
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CINEMA: Loving

Monday 24th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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"Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – making their love story an inspiration to couples everywhere.

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May 2017
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CINEMA: Manchester By The Sea

Monday 8th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. In Manchester by the Sea, Lonergan has…

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Special Screening: Life Animated

Wednesday 10th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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At three years old, the lively child that was Owen Suskind disappeared into autism and silence ceasing to speak or engage, unable to express his thoughts and feelings. Almost four years passed when out of nowhere Owen began to communicate through the language of Disney films. For Owen the films gave him a tool with which to break the confines of his disability, to engage and to grow. Life Animated follows Owen’s journey to adulthood and independence and tells the story of…

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CINEMA: The Salesman

Monday 15th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple's life. A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspense from Oscar winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). His singular talent can be found in the…

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CINEMA: Jackie

Monday 22nd May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so…

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CINEMA: Graduation

Monday 29th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Internationally acclaimed director Cristian Mungiu (Palme d’Or winner for 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) returns with a powerful and universal study about the imprecision of parenthood, the relativity of truth and the ambiguity of compromise, revealed by a father-daughter relationship. Romeo Aldea, a respected doctor living with his family in a small town in Transylvania, is doing all he can to ensure that his talented daughter gets to attend university in Britain. Romeo is prepared to make the compromises…

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June 2017
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CINEMA: Certain Women

Monday 12th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Three strong-willed women (Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams) strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. It’s all-round stellar work from an impeccable…

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CINEMA: Silence

Monday 26th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Set in 17th-century Japan, Silence is the story of two young Portuguese priests who dare to enter the island empire during the time when the Tokugawa shogunate was attempting to eradicate the Christian religion. As the two priests search for their former teacher, an older missionary rumored to have committed apostasy rather than suffer the tortures of the shogun’s chief inquisitor, their beliefs are subjected to fiendish tests both physical and psychological. This adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel is one…

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