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September 2018

CINEMA: Dublin Oldschool

Monday 24th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Wannabe DJ Jason (Emmet Kirwan) is preparing for a long weekend of parties and raves in Dublin. As he fuels himself with drink and drugs, Jason is shocked to bump into his estranged, homeless brother Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson) – a smart but troubled heroin addict who has just returned to the city. As he struggles to reconnect with Daniel, Jason is forced to come to terms with the consequences of his own lifestyle. Adapted from Emmet Kirwan’s own play,…

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October 2018

CINEMA: Cold War

Monday 1st October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Poland 1949: talented musician Wiktor is part of a group visiting remote villages to select young people for a show of authentic traditional Polish song and dance. During the auditions Wiktor meets the beautiful and mysterious Zula, and soon the two have started a passionate love affair. Over the next 15 years their romance faces many obstacles, yet they are always drawn back together. Based on the relationship of his own parents, this new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director…

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CINEMA: Leave No Trace

Monday 8th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

A self-contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a war veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bond is apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and social services intervene. Offering help, imposing compliance and conformity, they are…

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CINEMA: The Young Karl Marx

Monday 15th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Raoul Peck, follow up to his critically acclaimed documentary ‘I am not your Negro’, with a biopic of Karl Marx (August Diehl) that focuses on his relationship with English industrialist Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske). In 1843, the 26 year old Marx is living in exile with his wife Jenny (Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps) in Paris, where he meet Engels. Quickly befriending one another, they set about writing revolutionary texts, seek out contact with utopian workers movements and clash with the…

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CINEMA: Columbus

Monday 22nd October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Korean-American Jin travels to Columbus, Indiana after his estranged father falls into a coma. While there, he meets Casey - a 19-year-old who has found herself reluctantly stuck in her hometown. Together they begin to explore Columbus, which is full of buildings from world-renowned modern architects. As a friendship forms and the conversations grow ever more intense, both Jin and Casey begin to confront their own frustrations with life... There are hints of Lost in Translation and the Before… trilogy in Columbus, but this is…

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November 2018

CINEMA: The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)

Monday 5th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

France, 1915. Hortense and her daughter Solange take over the running of the family farm while the men go off to war. With the harvest approaching, Hortense hires Francine, a young woman who proves herself as an invaluable help. But when Hortense’s son George returns on leave, romance develops between him and Francine, upsetting the natural balance in the process… Cannes Grand Prize winner Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) adapts Ernest Pérochon’s 1924 novel into this intimate drama exploring…

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CINEMA: Lucky

Monday 19th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Lucky (Stanton) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent aethist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga, diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration... This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac) allows Harry Dean Stanton to…

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CINEMA: Wajib

Monday 26th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Architect Shadi returns from Italy to his native Nazereth for his sister’s upcoming marriage. He has reluctantly agreed to honour his “wajib” or duty, to accompany his father in hand-delivering invitations for the wedding. Forced to spend time together after many years apart, past tensions and differences between father and son come to the surface. But as their journey continues, both men also start to get to know and understand each other better.... In Wajib, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir uses…

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December 2018

CINEMA: Black 47

Monday 3rd December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Ireland 1847. After fighting in the Afghanistan war for the British, Irishman Martin Feeney becomes a deserter. But on his return home to the West of Ireland, he finds a land gripped by the famine, with his relatives dead, either through starvation or at the hands of the English. In desparation, he sets out to avenge his family. The British send Hannah, an ex-British soldier who previously fought alongside Martin, to stop him carrying out his bloody vendetta. In Black…

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Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Monday 10th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 (Early Bird)/€9

When six year old Frida's mother dies from AIDS related pneumonia, she moves from her life in Barcelona to her Uncles Catalonian farm. This new family and her landscape are alien to Frida; she’s afraid of the chickens, she doesn’t know the difference between a lettuce and a cabbage and she has a new, adoring, annoying little sister. While her family’s warmth and love are abundant, their attempts to protect her only increase Frida's bewilderment and isolation. This autobiographical first…

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CINEMA: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Monday 17th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

1840s London. Despite a string of successful novels, Charles Dickens (Dan Stephens) has been struggling to come up with another bestseller. Tormented by writer’s block and at odds with his publishers, he grasps at an idea for a surefire hit, a Christmas story he hopes will capture the imagination of his fans and solve his current financial problems. But with only six weeks to write and publish the book before the holiday, he will have to work feverishly to meet…

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