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CINEMA: Armageddon Time

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

New York City, 1980. Paul is a middle-class Jewish-American boy who dreams of being an artist, much to the disapproval of his strict parents Esther and Irving. As a new school year starts, Paul befriends Johnny - the only Black student in his class. Their friendship solidifies as they repeatedly find themselves getting into trouble

€7 – €9

CINEMA: The Beasts

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

French couple Antoine and Olga have fulfilled their lifelong dream of moving to the Galician countryside to set up their own small farm. Their refusal to sell their land to developers has created tensions with their neighbours, local brothers Xan and Loren, who want the development money for a chance at a new life in

€7 – €9

CINEMA: Till

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Till tells the heart-breaking true story of the historic lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till —for whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi in 1955 —through the eyes of his mother Mamie Till-Mobley. Till-Mobley becomes a revolutionary by insisting that the world witness the horror of her brutally maimed son’s body in an open casket

€7 – €9

CINEMA: EO

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

EO is a grey donkey, living in a travelling circus where he performs alongside his beloved owner Sandra. But when circumstances outside of his control separate him from his mistress and the only life he has ever known, EO begins an adventurous journey through the modern European countryside. Along the way he has many encounters

€7 – €9

SPECIAL SCREENING: Blue Jean

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

England, 1988. New education laws from Thatcher’s government threaten to further stigmatise homosexuality. Jean, recently divorced, is now in a happy relationship with her girlfriend Viv. Jean works as a PE teacher in a secondary school, but there she keeps her sexuality a secret. However, everything changes for her after she’s spotted by a student

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CINEMA: The Fabelmans

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

New Jersey, 1952. Sammy Fabelman is the young son of Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Burt (Paul Dano). A trip to a Cecil B DeMille movie is a transformative experience for Sammy, and his parents encourage him to start making 8mm home movies. As the years pass, Sammy’s filmmaking ambitions continue to grow… but he also

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Run of the Mill Presents Connections

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

An evening with Run of the Mill I listen I see The past it's in me There's a lot of connections Award winning inclusive arts organisation Run of the Mill presents an evening of screenings to celebrate our recent work platforming artists with intellectual disabilities in Kildare and beyond. Incorporating the world premiere screening of Connections, a new poetry

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Asteroid City

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

America, 1955. A grieving photographer and his four children find themselves stranded in the remote Asteroid City after their car breaks down. They’re soon joined by dozens of people who’ve arrived for the final of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention. However, a dramatic development during a rare astronomical phenomenon leaves the visitors stuck together in

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406 Days: The Debenhams Picket Line

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Incredible story of the Debenhams Ireland Picket Line. On April 9th, 2020, nearly 1,000 Irish Debenhams workers, most of them women, received a generic email telling them they were being made redundant. So began the longest-ever Irish industrial dispute in Ireland. The workers remained on the picket lines, through the Covid-19 pandemic, for 406

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La Syndicaliste

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

La Syndicaliste tells the extraordinary real-life story of Irish woman Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), a senior trade union representative-turned-whistle-blower in a French nuclear power company. Maureen’s efforts to expose top-secret deals met with fierce resistance from powerful people. Her life was turned upside down when she was violently assaulted in her own home - made

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Chevalier

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

18th century France - Bologne, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, becoming part of Marie-Antoinette's royal inner circle. However, Bologne falls out of favour with the Dauphine and her court when he tries to become head

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Beau is Afraid

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Beau Wasserman lives in a constant state of paranoia and anxiety. He plans to visit his mother, but disappoints her when he misses his flight. When his mother is then killed in a freak accident, Beau scrambles to make the funeral. However, he keeps encountering strange and treacherous obstacles - beginning with a chaotic home

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Small, Slow but Steady

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

An award-winning sports drama. Keiko surprises everyone when she overcomes adversity to win her first two boxing fights. But when an unexpected incident threatens the closure of her gym, she is pushed further than she thought possible. A powerful adaption of Keiko Ogasawara's memoir Makenaide! Directed by Shô Miyake | 99 mins | Cert TBC

€7 – €9

Sunlight

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Former heroin addict Leon (Barry Ward) loves his best friend Iver (Liam Carney), his former sponsor, the man who saved him.  Now Iver is terminally ill and Leon is his devoted carer. But Iver has decided to end his life on his terms, peacefully, with the assistance of nurse Maria, who specialises in assisted dying.

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Afire

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Writer Leon and photographer Felix travel to a holiday home on the Baltic coast for the summer - Leon needs to finish his second book, while Felix works on his portfolio. Their plans are upended when they arrive to find Nadja, an unexpected houseguest, already settled in. Initially irritated by the fun-loving Nadja and her

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Carmen

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

When her mother is killed, Carmen flees Mexico, making a dangerous and illegal border crossing into the US. There she is almost murdered by a lawless volunteer border guard. His patrol partner, Aidan, saves her but shoots his partner dead. Thrown together by this violent act, Carmen and Aidan make their way north toward LA

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The Innocent

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Aquarium worker Abel is furious when he learns his mother Sylvie is marrying a recently paroled inmate named Michel. Abel is determined to protect his mother, and is deeply suspicious about his new stepfather. He ropes in his friend Clemence to help spy on the newly-released Michel. They discover Michel is indeed still involved in

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War Pony

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Gina Gammell and Riley Keough's debut follows the interlocking stories of two Lakota boys growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Bill (Jojo Bapteise Whiting), at twenty-three, just wants to make something of himself and is determined to hustle his way to a better life through odd jobs and get-rich-quick schemes. Twelve-year-old Matho (LaDainian Crazy

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The Eight Mountains

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Over one summer in a remote village in the Italian Alps, 12-year-old city boy Pietro meets and befriends Bruno, the only remaining local child. The strong bond that the pair forms becomes a close friendship that will last over the future decades, with Pietro and Bruno returning to the mountains every summer to reconnect, no

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Master Gardener

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton) is the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens. He is as much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate, as he is to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs Haverhill (Sigourney Weaver). However, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence when Mrs Haverhill demands that he take on

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So This Is Christmas

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

So This Is Christmas is the latest documentary from award-winning Irish filmmaker Ken Wardrop (His & Hers). This thoughtful, emotional film looks at the lead-up to Christmas from the perspective of five different individuals & families from the Midlands - from a single mother trying to make ends meet, to an older woman facing the

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Ballywalter

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Eileen - a sardonic, university drop-out - is back home in Belfast after a failed move to London. She scrapes by working as an unlicensed taxi driver (and a caustic barista). When Shane, who lives in self-exile after his marriage collapsed, calls a taxi, Eileen answers and a surprising connection is made. The pair form

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Napoleon

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with

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The Peasants

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Peasants tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colourful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself

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Saltburn

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Struggling to fit in at Oxford University, scholarship student and scouser Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming, aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten. Written & directed by Academy Award Winner Emerald Fennell, Saltburn is full of

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Anatomy of A Fall

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sandra, a successful German writer, has been living in the French Alps with her husband Samuel and son Daniel. When Samuel’s dead body is found below one of their chalet’s windows, a police investigation raises many questions. One year later, Sandra is on trial for murder. As the trial proceeds, Sandra and her husband's complex

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Dance First

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Dance First is a sweeping account of the life of 20th century icon Samuel Beckett, played by Gabriel Byrne. Parisian bon vivant, World War II resistance fighter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, philandering husband and recluse, Samuel Beckett lived a life of many parts. Here we see his life through his mistakes and fraught relationships with James

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DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Shorts

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The short film format has always been a crucial part of the festival, acting as both a showcase for future talent and as an art form in its own right. Dublin International Film Festival is proud to present a curated programme of Irish and international short films as part of the DIFF Tour 2024. The

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DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Toni en Famille

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Toni is raising her five children alone. A full-time job. She also sings at bars and had a hit single 20 years ago. Today, as her two eldest prepare to go to college, Toni wonders: what will she do when all of her offspring have left home? Directed by Nathan Ambrosioni | 96 mins |

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DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Mami Wata

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity, Mami Wata, reigns via village leader Mama Efe, it uniquely brings to the screen a story of mythology, fantasy, and folklore. When the harmony of the

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Ferrari

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino, a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son

€7 – €9

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: An Cailín Ciúin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Nine-year-old Cáit (Catherine Clinch) is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with an Aunt and Uncle she has never met before. Through the tender care of her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) Cáit finally feels loved and safe. Despite himself, her uncle Sean (Andrew Bennett) forges a bond and for the first time,

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Poor Things

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Poor Things is a 2023 black comedy fantasy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Tony McNamara. Starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael, it is based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray. The plot focuses on Bella Baxter (Stone), a young

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Fallen Leaves

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Two lost souls meet by chance and gradually effect each other’s salvation in Aki Kaurismäki’s typically melancholic, yet wryly humorous and ultimately life-affirming new film. One night the trajectories of Holappa, a morose construction worker who wastes his days drinking in dingy bars, and supermarket worker Ansa, who has just been fired for pocketing some

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The Boy and the Heron

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Japan, 1943. Following the death of his mother, 12-year- old Mahito moves to the countryside to live with his father and new step-mother in a sprawling estate. There, Mahito draws the attention of a mysterious and mischievous grey heron. The bird lures Mahito to a magical alternate realm with the promise that Mahito’s mother is

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Next Goal Wins

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Directed by Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) and based on a true story, Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamously known for their brutal 31-0 loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn

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The Taste of Things (La Passion de Dodin Bouffant)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

1880s France. For over 20 years skilled cook Eugénie (Binoche) has worked for gourmet chef Dodin (Magimel), with the two living under the same roof. As they reach middle-age, they can no longer deny that their professional relationship and shared passion for cooking has become something more. But Eugénie wants to keep her independence, and

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American Fiction

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Monk is a respected novelist and English literature professor. However when his latest book fails to attract publishers because it is not “Black enough”, the frustrated writer pens a new novel under a pseudonym, whose story includes every Black stereotype he can think of! But the plan backfires when the book is immediately snapped up

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The Zone of Interest

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In the grounds of Auschwitz, commandant Rudolf Höss and his family live in luxury. As unspeakable atrocities unfold in the concentration camp, the family members go about their lives - wilfully ignoring the ever-present sounds of terrible things happening just over their garden wall. The Zone of Interest - director Jonathan Glazer’s first film since

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SPECIAL SCREENING: The Need To GROW

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution. The Need to GROW delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localised food production working with nature, but our opportunity as

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Priscilla

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

When teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley at a party on a German army base in 1959, the two form a deep connection. Allies in loneliness, they become best friends. As their long courtship grows into a turbulent marriage, Priscilla - portrayed with extraordinary poise and strength by Cailee Spaeny - experiences isolation

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Banel & Adama

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Banel and Adama are two young, passionate lovers living in a remote village in northern Senegal and, for them, nothing else in the world exists. When they decide they want to live away from their families and Adama declines his birth right position of village leader, chaos ensues as drought strikes their community – a

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PRIDE SCREENING: All of Us Strangers

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Screenwriter Adam lives alone in a near-empty tower block. His secluded life is interrupted by an unexpected reunion with his parents - both of whom died decades earlier. Back at the tower block, he meets a neighbour Harry, and they begin a passionate romantic relationship. Adam’s past, present and imagined lives intertwine as his grip

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That They May Face the Rising Sun

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ireland, the 1970s. Joe and Kate Ruttledge return from London to live in a small rural community. They quickly become close friends with many of the older men and women living in the area. Over the course of a year, Joe and Kate grapple with major life decisions, while also witnessing their neighbours’ moments of

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Perfect Days

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Middle-aged Hirayama (a fantastic Kôji Yakusho) leads a modest existence, balancing his work as a Tokyo public toilet caretaker with his love of music, reading and photography. But when a young woman appears on his doorstep, it leads to revelations about Hirayama’s past and the simple life he cherishes is disrupted. Wim Wenders' Japan-set latest

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