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February 2020

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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€6 Early Bird/€9

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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€6 Early Bird/€9

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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September 2021

CINEMA: Another Round

Monday 20th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and his three teacher friends all seem to have hit a middle-age rut in their lives. When one of the group tells the others about an obscure philosophy proposing that humans aren’t born with enough alcohol in their blood and so cannot reach their full potential, the men decide to test the theory for themselves. As each of the gang initially observes positive benefits from maintaining the required blood-alcohol level of 0.05%, it is not long before…

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CINEMA: NOMADLAND

Monday 27th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In Chloé Zhao’s multiple award-winning feature, Frances McDormand plays Fern, a displaced woman in her 60’s, who, having lost her husband and her home, sets off on the road to explore life as a modern-day nomad. A mixture of fiction and documentary filmmaking, Nomadland features a cast of real life nomads: people living on the road, travelling for seasonal work, unencumbered by many of life’s obligations. There is freedom and comradery in their community, mirroring the same openness as their…

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October 2021

CINEMA: Redemption of a Rogue

Monday 4th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

After seven years in exile, prodigal son Jimmy Cullen (Aaron Monaghan) returns home to Cavan to make peace with his dying father. Within moments of Jimmy’s arrival, the old man breathes his last and the heavens open. All that remains is to organise the funeral, except his father’s will stipulates he cannot be buried on a wet day, otherwise Jimmy and his brother will be disinherited. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop raining anytime soon … Winner…

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CINEMA: Annette

Monday 11th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Henry and Ann are famous, and madly in love. The tabloids and gossip columns are frenzied: he is a shock-jock, stand-up comedian, while she is a beloved operatic soprano. They marry and welcome a baby daughter; Annette. But all is not well … Henry struggles, resenting his wife and the monotony of family life. As the darker side of his personality builds, tragedy is inevitable. When Annette reveals she has inherited her mother’s vocal talents, Henry begins to exploit his…

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CINEMA: Limbo

Monday 18th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Omar (Amir El-Masry) is a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Omar shares his accommodation with Farhad, a Freddie Mercury fan who fled Afghanistan; Nigerian Wasef, who dreams of footballing glory; and Abedi, a reluctant realist. Isolated from his family and any sense of belonging in a strange land, a broken arm leaves Omar feeling further adrift and unable to play…

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November 2021

CINEMA: I’m Your Man

Monday 1st November, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Alma is a scientist at Berlin’s famous Pergamon Museum. In an attempt to secure funding for her latest research, she reluctantly agrees to evaluate a new line of humanoid cyborgs. But Alma has taken on more than she bargained for – the process requires her to live for three weeks with Tom, a robot programmed to be her ideal life partner! Actress-turned-director Maria Schrader has crafted a playful comedy, which cleverly explores themes of love, relationships, humanity and identity. Featuring…

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CINEMA: Gagarine

Monday 8th November, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The everyday wonders of the world around us dazzle in this thrilling feature debut, about a young Parisian whose dreams are far from Earthbound. Yuri lives in Cité Gagarine, a vast housing project in Ivry-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris. It was opened in the 1960s by the famous Russian cosmonaut, after whom both the building and its young resident are named. Now in a state of disrepair, the building is to be torn down, but this once-thriving hotbed of…

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CINEMA: Wildfire

Monday 22nd November, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Having disappeared from her border town in Northern Ireland a year prior, Kelly (Nika McGuigan) suddenly shows up on the doorstep of her sister, Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone). Kelly’s reappearance upends Lauren’s stable life, slowly bringing to the fore, a deep-seated trauma related to the mysterious death of their mother. Despite their differences, the sisters rekindle their bond, which reignites Kelly’s desire for the truth. They soon find themselves on a collision course with everyone around them, triggering a confrontation with…

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December 2021

CINEMA: Riders of Justice

Monday 6th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns home to care for his daughter when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. However, when a survivor of the wreck surfaces and claims foul play, Markus suspects his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission to find those responsible. Director: Anders Thomas Jensen Starring: Mads Mikkelsen; Anders Thomas Jensen; Andrea Heick Gadeberg Denmark, Sweden, Finland   2020              116 mins Please note, in line with new Government guidelines, you will be required to show your EU COVID…

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CINEMA: Rose Plays Julie

Monday 13th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Veterinarian student Rose has been searching for her birth mother. She longs to know the facts of her true identity. When she discovers that her mother is a well-known actress, she reaches out - despite her mother having stated she wants no contact. They meet, and an awful secret is revealed, one that pushes Rose onto a dark path. Armed with the truth and an unshakable desire for revenge, Rose sets out to track down her biological father, Peter. Reinventing…

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CINEMA: Perfumes (Les Parfums)

Monday 20th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

++Apologies, for technical reasons this screening cannot take place++ Guillaume is a divorced, private chauffeur, desperately trying to make ends meet so that he can afford a larger apartment, in the hopes of winning joint custody of his daughter. He is assigned a demanding new client, Anne, a once-famous professional “nose” in the world of perfume design. When Guillaume proves himself to be no pushover in the face of Anne’s normal diva-like behaviour, she begins to soften towards him and…

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February 2022

Special Screening: The Island of Saints (based on The Red Book of Ossory)

Friday 4th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (Early Bird) /€10 (on door)

++Update 4/2 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, this screening is not able to take place tonight - all ticket holders have been contacted. Apologies for any inconvenience++ The Island of Saints is based on an important 14th century medieval manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory, which was compiled in Kilkenny and is housed there in St Canice's Cathedral. Pre-eminent among the manuscript’s texts are sixty remarkable Latin poems by Richard de Ledrede, Bishop of Ossory. Caitríona O’Leary, music director of…

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CINEMA: Dream Horse

Monday 7th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

The film tells the true story of Jan Vokes (played by Academy Award® nominee Toni Colette), a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a race horse. She persuades her neighbours and friends to contribute financially to the scheme. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in a race for the national championship. Director: Euros Lyn Starring: Toni Collette, Damien Lewis, Joanna Page, Peter Davison UK   2020 .  113mins   Cert: PG…

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CINEMA: Two of Us

Monday 14th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

When Nina met Madeleine on holiday in Rome, they became instantly inseparable. Decades later, they are still sharing their lives and the landing between their two neighbouring apartments. Despite this, Madeleine has never told anyone about their relationship. So after more than twenty years of loving in secret, Madeleine promises Nina she will finally tell her family the truth. Though certain of her decision and love for Nina, Madeleine finds the prospect of “coming out” daunting. It takes an unexpected, life-altering event and…

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CINEMA: Spencer

Monday 21st February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Christmas. 1991. Sandringham Estate. The Royal Family gathers for their annual three-day celebrations. Diana, Princess of Wales (a mesmerising Kirsten Stewart) arrives late, having circumvented her driver and security detail.  Her marriage to Prince Charles now hanging by a thread due to his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles which has now become public. Cold-shouldered by the family, quietly admired by the staff, Diana struggles and stumbles through her final Christmas of expectation, tradition and hypocrisy. Billed as a ‘fable from…

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CINEMA: Martin Eden

Monday 28th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Based on Jack London’s 1909 novel, Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden chronicles the life of an uneducated sailor (Luca Marinelli) who falls for wealthy Italian beauty Elena Orsini, and is subsequently inspired to become a writer. Yearning to transform himself to prove his worth to Elena, Martin immerses himself in literature and politics. Irrevocably emerging as a fierce critic of the ruling class, Martin comes into conflict with Elena’s family. Relocated to early 20th century Naples, Marcello’s film cleverly blurs past and present to create…

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March 2022

SCREENING: The Lonsdale Project

Saturday 5th March, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Super Paua and Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to present the world premiere of The Lonsdale Project, a film for ages 11+. It’s the first annual lecture on the work of Kathleen Lonsdale, a Kildare-born crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, mother of three, and activist for penal reform, having served time in Holloway Prison. Professor O’Mahony and Professor Breathnach are both excited to share her achievements. But they have some very different ideas on how to do that… One a more traditional…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Hive

Monday 7th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Sundance triple award winner HIVE is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a…

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CINEMA: King Richard

Monday 14th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Based on the true story that will inspire the world. “King Richard’’ follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons.…

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CINEMA: C’mon C’mon

Monday 21st March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a good-natured radio journalist, estranged from his sister and suffering from emotional arrested development. Working on a project that keeps him on the road, he travels across the U.S. interviewing children about their hopes and fears for the future. Due to an extreme personal crisis his sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to look after her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman). Johnny and his young nephew are thrown together, forging a a delicate but transformative relationship,…

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CINEMA: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Tuesday 29th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

(please note new screening date - Tuesday 29 March) The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love…

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April 2022

CINEMA: The French Dispatch

Monday 4th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Set in a fictional French city called Ennui-sur-Blasé, the writers and staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American Magazine, gather to discuss potential articles for the next edition. Four different stories compete for publication: a travelogue of the seediest sections of the city itself from The Cycling Reporter; an article about a criminally insane painter, his guard and muse, and his ravenous dealers; “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a chronicle of love and death at the height of student…

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Special Screening for UKRAINE: Olga

Wednesday 6th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Olga (Anastasia Budiashkina) is a talented 15-year-old gymnast with a bright future that might take her all the way to the Olympics. Given the chance to train in Switzerland, she leaves Kiev just as the Ukraine experiences unprecedented political turmoil. Ruthlessly focused on her training, Olga is left a distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, challenges a brutal regime. Elie Grappe's impressive debut is a subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash…

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CINEMA: Doineann

Monday 11th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Tomás, a busy Irish-language TV producer, is a private man, who likes to keep things quiet and ordered. He takes his wife Siobhan and their beloved baby son Oisín to their secluded holiday home, on a north coast island, as frequently as he can. They don't go out, they don't interact with the locals – he just wants to enjoy the peace. And he does, until he receives an urgent call from work – he's needed back on the mainland.…

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CINEMA: House of Gucci

Monday 25th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control. Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto USA, Canada 2021 157 mins Cert: 15A

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May 2022

CINEMA: Petite Maman

Monday 9th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of A Lady on Fire) latest is a delicate, wonderfully beguiling tale about the power of memory and imagination. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mum, used to play. After her mother suddenly leaves, Nelly befriends a girl (Gabrielle Sanz) of her own age in the woods, with whom she finds she has a…

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CINEMA: One of These Days

Monday 16th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

In a small Texan town, a local car dealer holds the “Hands on a Hardbody” competition every year. In this contest, participants selected by lucky draw stand around a brand new pickup truck donated by the organiser, place one hand on the car, and are not allowed to take it away. Whoever holds on the longest gets to keep the car. Short breaks are few and far between, and the competitors not permitted to sleep. Meanwhile, a fair kicks off…

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CINEMA: Great Freedom (Grosse Freiheit)

Monday 30th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (earlybird) /€9 (on the door)

The exquisite latest film from writer-director Sebastian Meise, Great Freedom paints a stirring portrait of gay resistance and resilience in post-war Germany. Sensual yet arresting, Austria’s official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards turns a humanist eye towards a heartrending past. Unfolding across three decades, this drama traces the repeated imprisonment of one man under Paragraph 175 — a law criminalizing homosexual activity. After being “liberated” by Allied forces in 1945, Hans is transferred directly from a concentration camp to prison to…

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June 2022

CINEMA: Belfast

Monday 13th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

From lauded director Kenneth Branagh, and starring an acclaimed ensemble cast, Belfast is a personal and joyful story about the power of memory, set in late 1960s Northern Ireland. At the centre of the film is Buddy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or…

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CINEMA: Master Cheng

Monday 20th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (earlybird)/€9 (on the door)

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with a man he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect, and Cheng is…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Dating Amber

Tuesday 21st June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (earlybird)/€9 (on the door)

Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being. Set in Ireland (some familiar Kildare locations!) during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to…

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CINEMA: The Duke

Monday 27th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (earlybird )/€9 (on the door)

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly - he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Oisín & The Essay

Wednesday 29th June, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free, booking advised

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to host The Essay and Oisín from writer-director Alba Fernandez and produced by Danilo Zambrano.  The Essay is a short about a hard-pressed mechanic who reluctantly listens to her brother's essay about the aftermath of a tragedy. Starring Tom Egan, Sarah Jane Seymour. Oisín tells the story of a single mother longing for connection who must choose between her autistic son and the girl next door. It stars Claire J. Loy, Sarah Jane Seymour and Rian Sheridan. Oisín is a Kildare…

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July 2022

SPECIAL SCREENING: An Cailín Ciúin ( The Quiet Girl )

Thursday 7th July, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

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, Cáit experiences the warmth of a loving home. The once quiet Cáit blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be…

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