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April 2019

CINEMA: Capernaum

Monday 29th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) Capernaum is a powerful drama, chronicling the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain (Al Rafeea). Overcome with anger when his parents sell his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, Zain escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads him to filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the frame through which Zain's story unfolds.…

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May 2019

CINEMA: Happy as Lazzaro

Monday 13th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In an isolated mountain community, overseer Marchesa has neglected to tell the villagers that sharecropping has in fact been made illegal - so they continue to work for almost nothing. Lazzaro is an innocent and kind teenager who’s always given some of the village’s most thankless tasks. In her follow up to The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher has crafted a thoughtful, surprising magical-realist fable that’s quite unlike anything else. While deeply attuned to the issues facing modern Italy, Rohrwacher never forgets…

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CINEMA: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Monday 27th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Here’s a quintessentially New York movie, where city loneliness can be soothed by a kind face at a bookstore counter. It’s the early 1990s, and Lee Israel is a writer out of fashion. Her celebrity biographies aren’t selling, she can’t get over her ex-girlfriend and she’s been thrown out of every literary party in town for drunkenness. On top of it all, her cat is sick. Dark times call for desperate measures. Spurred on by roguish drinking buddy Jack (Richard…

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June 2019

CINEMA: Everybody Knows

Monday 10th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Starring: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darin Dir: Asghar Farhadi    Spain, France, Italy    2018   Language: Spanish, English, Catalan   133mins   Cert: 15A  

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CINEMA: At Eternity’s Gate

Monday 17th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revitalises our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent…

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CINEMA: Wild Rose

Monday 24th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Killarney actor Jessie Buckley blends her considerable musical and dramatic talents to impressive effect in this boisterous comedy/drama about raw talent, sass and chasing your dream. Rose-Lynn Harlan has a big, bold voice - and an attitude to match - which has fostered, within her, dreams of emulating the country singers she idolises. But her life decisions and circumstances don’t lend themselves to a career and fame in Nashville. Living in Glasgow, just released from a lengthy stint in jail…

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September 2019

CINEMA: ROCKETMAN

Monday 9th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s…

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Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas

Tuesday 10th September, 2019 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and…

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CINEMA: GLORIA BELL

Monday 16th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties. Struggling to retain her cheerful outlook in a world where women her age are considered invisible, she finds the potential for romance when she meets newly-divorced Arnold (John Turturro) and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love. As Gloria navigates the challenges life sends her way, she maintains her…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: AMAZING GRACE – Aretha Franklin

Thursday 19th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Entering the venue unobtrusively, she smiles briefly, gathers herself for a moment and then starts to sing. Gently at first, but then ever more powerfully, her voice begins to carry the audience away into the infinity of paradise. In January 1972, Aretha Franklin made her legendary album ‘Amazing Grace’ with the Southern California Community Choir and Reverend James Cleveland in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. At the height of her fame, she made the decision to…

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CINEMA: RAFIKI

Monday 23rd September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Hotly anticipated at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Rafiki tells the story of two young women, Kena and Ziki, who find love despite mounting political and family pressures. Based on Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story, which won the 2007 Caine Prize for African fiction, director Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi) adds bold, cutting edge vision to produce one of the freshest Kenyan queer movies to date. Like its equally brilliant predecessor Stories of Our Lives, Rafiki faced a hostile response from…

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CINEMA: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY

Monday 30th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Rural Ireland during the 1960s; teenage traveller Frances (a break-out performance from Hazel Doupe) has to learn to fend for herself and her brother following her father Michael’s (Dara Devaney) imprisonment. Inspired by her father’s love of Muhammad Ali she develops a passion for boxing. When Michael is released, their peaceful life in the camp in picturesque West Cork is uprooted as he decides to take his family back on the road. Patriarchal and controlling, Michael demands that Frances adhere…

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October 2019

SPECIAL SCREENING: THE CAMINO VOYAGE

Thursday 3rd October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that in the words of the poet and crew member Danny Sheehy, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete while deepening and renewing friendships,…

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CINEMA: DIEGO MARADONA

Monday 7th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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When Diego Maradona arrived in Naples in 1984, for a world-record fee, the cities cherished football team was transformed from lowly underachievers to Italian and European Champions. Venerated as a God, Maradona was subsumed into a city riddled with corruption, where even the Devil needed bodyguards. The third film from Asif Kapadia, the Oscar-winning director of Amy, is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage. Kapadia skilfully unfurls an incredible story of sporting success, the creation of a myth…

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FAMILY CINEMA: PICK OF THE LITTER

Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes…

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CINEMA: SUNSET

Monday 14th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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1913, Budapest, the enigmatic Írisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the Hungarian capital to seek employment at her deceased parents’ department store. Treated with suspicion she is rebuffed by new owner Oszkár Brill (Vlad Ivanov). But Írisz return precipitates the unearthing of family secrets and a violent, rogue brother, who is wanted for the murder of a Hungarian count. More expansive and less claustrophobic than his Oscar winning film Son of Saul, Nemes once again keeps his camera close to…

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KRF: Movie Night: The Wind That Shakes The Barley explored by Liz Gillis

Wednesday 16th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This year Kildare Readers’ Festival embarks on a new venture - 'Movie Night' will explore famous books, events or themes through the medium of film. For 2019 KRF has teamed up with the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee to screen Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the Barley - a somewhat controversial exploration of the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Author and historian, Liz Gillis will be in attendance to discuss her book on the…

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CINEMA: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Monday 21st October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Los Angeles under a flaming sunset, rows of towering palm trees swaying in the breeze. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's latest masterpiece, is imbued with the aesthetics of the City of Angels' inimitable glamour. Set in 1969, this Hollywood pastiche is the filmmaker's ode to the city of his childhood years, and inevitably stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as Rick and Cliff, inspired by the life of Burt Reynolds. The Hollywood Hills at the height of…

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SPECIAL HALLOWE’EN SCREENING: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Thursday 31st October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Our Hallowe’en special screening has been revealed…. From the dark imaginations of Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro and acclaimed director André Øvredal, based on the iconic book series, comes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 1968 America and change is blowing in the wind...but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the…

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November 2019

CINEMA: Kursk: The Last Mission

Monday 11th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Based on the gripping true story of the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 118 men lost their lives, Kursk: The Last Mission is a tense submarine thriller from critically acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From the Madding Crowd). When a Russian naval exercise goes horribly wrong, the Kursk submarine erupts in flame killing most of the men onboard and sending the trapped survivors to the bottom of sea. Time is running out for Captain Mikhail Averin…

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CINEMA: THE SOUVENIR

Monday 18th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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1980’s London. Julie (a breakout performance from Honor Swinton Byrne) is a shy film student from a privileged background, who wants to use her work to better understand the realities of the world. When she meets the older and mysterious Anthony, Julie finds herself caught up in her first serious love affair. While her mother (Tilda Swinton) and friends are concerned about the relationship, Julie remains naively devoted to her new love, even when she unearths an unthinkable secret. Director…

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CINEMA: Birds of Passage

Monday 25th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From the directors of Embrace of the Serpent comes a tale of the Colombian marijuana trade of the 1960/70s and a resulting tribal war, which through greed and corruption caused the downfall of a respected indigenous Wayuu family. When Raphayet pursues Zaida for his bride, he cannot afford the dowry. A chance deal with some Peace Corps volunteers to supply them with marijuana, helps him secure the marriage but starts the family on a tragic path. As tradition, superstition, crime…

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December 2019

CINEMA: TRANSIT

Monday 2nd December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Like many others, German refugee Georg has fled Paris to escape the impending war. He has assumed the identity of a famous but deceased writer, and plans to use the man’s documentation to obtain a transit visa and immigrate to Mexico. But when Georg encounters the dead man’s wife Marie in Marseille, he finds himself dangerously drawn to her. The latest film from renowned German director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) is more than just an adaptation of Anna Seghers' WWII-set…

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SCHOOL SCREENING: NT Live HAMLET

Tuesday 3rd December, 2019 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Dir: Lyndsey Turner…

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CINEMA: PAIN AND GLORY (Dolor y Gloria)

Monday 9th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Veteran director Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) currently suffers many health issues, which he blames for the creative rut he finds himself in. As he tries to recover, he reflects on his life. Whilst recalling memories from the past, including those of his humble upbringing by his doting mother (Penélope Cruz), in the present he reconnects with past friends and lovers. Can this journey help him overcome his physical pain and rediscover his creativity? Banderas and Cruz, with whom Almodóvar has…

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CINEMA: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Monday 16th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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1987, Margaret Thatcher’s England. Javed, a 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, lives in the town of Luton. His father’s recent job termination and the neighborhood skinheads are a daily reminder of the difficult times he’s living in. What young Javed really wants is to be a writer—something his father doesn’t approve of or understand—and when a new friend loans him a few Bruce Springsteen cassettes, Javed is changed forever. The Boss’s working-class anthems and affirming lyrics seem to speak directly to…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Pavarotti

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, the film will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time. From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. The 1990 World…

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January 2020

CINEMA: Downton Abbey

Monday 13th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated…

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First Fortnight Cinema: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Thursday 16th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, a tragic-comedy directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson, is about a free-spirited rogue who takes over the ward of a mental hospital through a combination of ingenuity and chutzpah. Based on Ken Kesey’s celebrated novel, the film uses a metaphorical framework - the madhouse - to symbolise the individual against the system, the story gets its power from the innumerable details which reveal what life is about in a mental institution. Director…

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CINEMA: The Farewell

Monday 20th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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When Billi’s family learn that her beloved grandmother, Nai-Nai, has been given mere months to live, they hastily stage a family wedding to facilitate a gathering in China. But they refuse to tell Nai-Nai about her illness. Billi, who was born in China but has been raised in the US, struggles with this deception – she must deal with her own frustration at the family’s refusual to tell Nai-Nai the truth, as well as her sorrow at the prospect of…

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CINEMA: Judy

Monday 27th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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1968: Having fallen on hard times, and desperate to re-establish herself, Judy Garland (an astounding Renée Zellweger) is left with no other choice than to accept a residency in London to perform a five-week, sold-out series of concerts. Separated from her children, who are back in Los Angeles where her ex-husband is fighting her for custody, and heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, she battles loneliness. She reflects on her life, specifically her childhood, which was irreparably damaged by studio…

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February 2020

CINEMA: A Bump Along the Way

Monday 3rd February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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When Pamela a free-spirited, fun-loving 44-year-old single mother becomes pregnant from a one-night stand, she is shocked! But not as shocked (and horrified) as her straight-laced teenage daughter Ally, who finds her mother’s behaviour embarrassing at the best of times. As both women have to come to terms with the impending new arrival, they are forced to face some home truths about themselves and each other. Pamela is pushed to finally stand up for herself against a bullying ex, as…

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CINEMA: Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało)

Monday 10th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Daniel is 20 and serving time in a young offenders’ institute, where he has found God and wants nothing more than to become a priest. But his violent past means that's an impossibility. Released on parole he is sent to a rural sawmill but makes a detour to the local church, where he is mistaken for a young novice. When the town’s priest falls ill Daniel, or Tomasz as he calls himself, steps in. Bringing a vibrancy and charisma to…

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CINEMA: La Belle Epoque

Monday 17th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Illustrator Victor and his wife Marianne seem to have nothing in common any more. He detests the modern technologies that she can’t seem to live without. When Antoine offers Victor a re-enactment service that allows customers to live in any era of their choice, Victor chooses to go back to the rainy day in 1975, when he first met Marianne… Director: Nicolas Bedos Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Fanny Ardant, Doria Tillier 115 minutes, France, 2019, 15A

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SCREENING: Between the Folds

Friday 21st February, 2020 - 13:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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As part of FOLD/UNFOLD exhibition by Vanya Lambrecht Ward we are screening Between the Folds by Vanessa Goulds. Between the Folds is an award winning documentary which chronicles the stories of ten artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. USA / 2008 / 56mins / Cert: G

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CINEMA: Little Women

Monday 24th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Writer-director Greta Gerwig presents this new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters growing up at the end of the American Civil War. As the March sisters struggle to live their lives on their own terms, they all face challenges, both similar and different. Jo wants to be a writer; Meg longs to find love and raise a family; Amy wants to paint and to marry well; and gentle Beth wants to play piano and for nothing…

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March 2020

CINEMA: MONOS

Monday 2nd March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Exiled on a remote mountainside in South America, the Monos are a group of teenage soldiers left to guard a single hostage: Doctora. Who they are and where they come from is not known. They have their orders from the Organisation communicated by radio, and also sporadic visits from the Messenger, serving as a voice of authority and connection to the outside world. But when the accidental death of the camp’s cow causes the group’s leadership to be questioned, the…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: A Dog Called Money

Thursday 5th March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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As imaginative as the creative process it documents, this is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. A collaboration between writer and musician, Harvey, and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images. Back home, the words become poems, songs, then…

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CINEMA: Short Grass Film Festival

Saturday 7th March, 2020 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking advised

Over the last decade, Kildare County Council have funded a diverse range of films through the Short Grass Films bursary awards and film commission. The repertoire includes short film, animation, documentary, drama as well as feature length films, many of which have received national and international accolades. Kildare Short Grass Films have supported the making of films on location in Kildare and film makers from the county. The Kildare Short Grass Film Festival is jam packed with film screenings. The…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Arracht (Monster)

Saturday 7th March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This striking feature debut by Tom Sullivan, Arracht (Monster) is set in the wild shores of Ireland’s west coast as the potato blight descends in 1845. Stripped back and fierce, it’s an intense small-scale Irish-language drama which plunges the viewer into the cold desperation of those Famine times. Arracht is a visually expressive piece centred around a population eking out an existence in sparse shelter on forbidding ground, yet whose horizons couldn’t be wider as they take their rudimentary fishing…

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CINEMA: 1917

Monday 9th March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.…

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April 2020

CINEMA @HOME: When All Is Ruin Once Again

Monday 27th April, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8 (with discount code - Alex)

We are missing our Monday night cinema programme - and we know many of you are very regular attenders of all the screenings, so we would like to offer an alternative Monday night cinema at home option for access to some of the best new, independent Irish and international cinema. First off, we can all watch the award-winning Irish film When All Is Ruin Once Again online together on Monday 27th April, at 8pm, followed by a recorded Q&A with Director…

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May 2020

Cinema @HOME: System Crasher

Monday 11th May, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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£10 (€11.40 approx)

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Profoundly affected by childhood trauma, Benni is by turns bright, funny and charming, but can flip at any moment into terrifying violent outbursts. Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a…

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Cinema @HOME: STYX

Monday 18th May, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
£4.49 (€5.10 approx.)

ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a…

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Cinema @HOME: Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am

Monday 25th May, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

The film offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own…

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