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November 2017

CINEMA: A Man Called Ove

Monday 20th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is a retiree struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife - a struggle that he angrily takes out on his neighbours by strictly enforcing the estate rules. Ove’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down when a young family move in next door. Despite his initial resistance, Ove slowly forms a bond with his new neighbours and discovers a whole new side of life... Based on a novel and nominated for Best Foreign Language…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Loving Vincent

Friday 24th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8

  Over 62,000 oil paintings and a cast including Chris O'Dowd and Saoirse Ronan bring the story of Vincent Van Gogh's life and death to the screen in the world's first feature-length painted animation. It sounds mad: inspired by a letter Vincent Van Gogh penned in the week before he died, in which he noted that "we cannot speak other than by our paintings", Oscar-winning filmmaker Hugh Welchman (Peter and the Wolf) and Polish painter Dorota Kobiela decided to make…

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CINEMA: Inversion

Monday 27th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Behnam Behzadi’s film is a sombre, subdued family drama set in Tehran about the insidious patriarchal forces that conspire, almost without entirely knowing it and certainly without admitting it, against independent-minded women. It is a misogynist oppression as all-pervasive as the smog that settles everywhere on the city. Toxic air puts an elderly woman in hospital with doctor’s orders to leave the city for cleaner climes. Someone must move north with her, and her family soon decide that her unmarried,…

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December 2017

CINEMA: Frantz

Monday 4th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Frantz finds writer-director François Ozon thoughtfully probing the aftermath of World War I through the memories and relationships of loved ones left behind. Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation": Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who…

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CINEMA: After The Storm

Monday 11th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

 Ryota  wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to…

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CINEMA: The Midwife

Monday 18th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Director Martin Provost (Violette, Seraphine) unites two of Frances favourite actors in his tender comedy drama about female friendship and rediscovery. Catherines Deneuve and Frot play very different women whose shaky reconnection after a number of decades allows them both to learn valuable life lessons from one another. Claire (Frot) is the conscientious Midwife of the title, a single mother whose reservations and self-restraint have left her living an isolated life. Until the day her deceased father’s ex-girlfriend makes contact.…

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