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April 2018

CINEMA: Happy End

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

Anne has taken over the family construction business as her aging father Georges struggles with dementia. The extended family, including Anne’s alcoholic son, her doctor brother and his troubled teenage daughter, come and go to their Calais home… The latest from two-time Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke is a dark satire on a dysfunctional family and a hypocritical bourgeois society. ★★★★ “Michael Haneke’s latest carries a defiantly conventional setup followed by the director at his most unconventional and teasing best.”…

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CINEMA: The Divine Order

Monday 16th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village in Switzerland with her husband and their sons. The rural area is untouched by the major social upheavals the revolutionary movement of 1968 has brought about elsewhere. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot. Despite obstacles and…

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CINEMA: Making the Grade

Monday 23rd April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/9
Making the Grade

Making the Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and…

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CINEMA: Phantom Thread

Monday 30th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as…

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May 2018

CINEMA: Michael Inside

Monday 14th May, 2018 - 20:00
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Having announced himself as a storyteller of rare sensitivity with his previous film I Used to Live Here, Frank Berry brings something of a documentarian’s rigour to the tale of Michael, a luckless 18-year-old who is misfortunate to be sent to prison. Vulnerable and alone, Michael is taken under the wing of a score-settling older prisoner (a quietly unhinged performance by Moe Dunford). With nary a hint of a soapbox and with deep humanity, Berry portrays a penal system that…

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CINEMA: The Square

Monday 28th May, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Christian is the successful but self-centred curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of his new prestigious exhibition The Square, Christian is mugged and his mobile phone stolen, an action which propels him to hunt for the perpetrator. This personal search, as well as the pressures of handling a controversial PR campaign for the opening of the exhibition, plunges both the curator and his museum into crisis. Swedish director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) took home…

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June 2018

CINEMA: Marlina, The Murderer in Four Acts

Monday 11th June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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It’s not every day that one happens upon a feminist Indonesian Spaghetti Western, especially one that brazenly blares out the mariachi horns from the get-go. Even against a backdrop of rape-revenge, motherhood dominates fourth film from Mouly Surya. Marlina has lost a son, her chatty chum Novi (Dea Panendra) is nearly 10 months pregnant, and even one of the evil thugs takes time to sing the praises of his late mummy’s culinary skills. Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one…

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CINEMA: Lean On Pete

Monday 18th June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh comes a deeply moving story told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an ageing quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The…

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CINEMA: Let The Sunshine In

Monday 25th June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis teams up with writer Christine Angot to tell, in fragments, the romantic journey of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a sensitive, middle-aged, unhappily divorced artist and mother, as she moves from one lover to the next in search of definitive love. Exquisitely lit by Denis’ long-standing cinematographer Agnès Godard, and with a constellation of star actors (Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Beauvois, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Bruno Podalydès), Isabelle’s quest for love unfolds with a delightful…

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September 2018

CINEMA: C’est La Vie!

Monday 10th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Max is a veteran wedding planner who is thinking about selling on his business. For now, however, there’s something more pressing to worry about: organising a lavish wedding in a 17th century chateau. It’s no small task: there’s dozens of people to manage, unreliable electricity, a last-minute musician change, and an increasingly demanding groom. Soon, things start going very wrong indeed. Can Max and his team sort everything out without the guests noticing? The latest film from Untouchable directors Olivier…

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CINEMA: In The Fade.

Monday 17th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In a rare German-language performance, Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, Disorder) plays In the Fade’s Katja, a woman struggling with the deaths of her husband Nuri and son Rocco in a terrorist bomb attack. Katja’s search for justice, and with it the hope for relief from the over-whelming grief she is experiencing, brings her on a journey that tips her over the edge and ultimately leaves her looking for revenge. The new film from acclaimed German director Fatih Akin (Head-On, The…

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CULTURE NIGHT SCREENING: Cobain – Montage of Heck

Friday 21st September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate music documentaries, this fully authorised portrait of famed music icon Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck tracks the artist from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Washington through to the height of his fame with Nirvana and explores his final unhappy unravelling with depth and understanding. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen who had unprecedented access to Cobain’s personal archive, Montage of Heck expertly blends Cobain's personal writings, art, music, and movies with…

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CINEMA: Dublin Oldschool

Monday 24th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lucky (Stanton) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent atheist’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 shine…

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CINEMA: Wajib

Monday 26th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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
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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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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
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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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January 2019

CINEMA: Bohemian Rhapsody

Monday 14th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen,…

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CINEMA: Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday 19th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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++NEW SCREENING ADDED++ Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the…

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CINEMA: A Star is Born

Monday 21st January, 2019 - 20:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper…

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CINEMA: A Star is Born

Saturday 26th January, 2019 - 20:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper…

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CINEMA: Under the Clock

Monday 28th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Clery’s clock has been a firm fixture on Dublin’s O’Connell Street since the 1920s and this iconic landmark became so popular that people began to use the phrase; “I’ll meet you under the clock”.  In this charming Irish documentary (by the team who brought you Older than Ireland), a cast of colourful characters recount these meetings  - the romance of a first date, the joy of meeting loved ones, or the nostalgic reunion of old friends. For young and old…

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February 2019

CINEMA: Just to be sure

Monday 4th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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When Erwin (Francois Damiens), a bomb disposal expert in his mid-forties, accidentally discovers that his father is not his biological father his world is turned upside down. As well as tracing his dad he has to juggle his daughters unplanned pregnancy and his aspiring relationship with the sparky local veterinarian Anna (Cecile De France), whom, it turns out may or may not be his sister! With strong performances from all the cast this is a joyful tale with some moments…

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CINEMA: Rosie

Monday 11th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From the pen of Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva), Rosie is the story of a family without a home. Rosie (Sarah Greene) a mother of four, alongside her partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), do everything in their power to protect their children and maintain their dignity as the Irish housing crisis threatens their families safety and unity. With grace and tenderness, Rosie balances the care of her four children alongside the increasingly futile and frustrating search for…

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CINEMA: Mug (Twarz)

Monday 18th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Jacek is a free-spirited young Polish man with a passion for heavy metal, his girlfriend Dagmara and his dog. When he and Dagmara take to the dancefloor, everyone runs for cover. Janek enjoys his existance as a cool misfit in an otherwise stuffy environment, and keeps his muscles toned working on a building site close to the Polish-German border where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed. But his life is thrown badly off course by a terrible…

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CINEMA: First Man

Monday 25th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Academy Award® winning team of director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling (La La Land) reunites for this biopic of Neil Armstrong, from his entry into NASA's astronaut program in 1961 to his epoch-making walk on the moon eight years later. Based on the book by James R. Hansen, First Man is a visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s (Gosling) perspective of the training and frequent setbacks. Armstrong’s extraordinary perseverance is often at odds with his family life…

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March 2019

CINEMA: The Merger

Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Merger is an Australian comedy based on comedian Damian Callinan's critically acclaimed solo show of the same name. Bodgy Creek is a struggling town. The drought won’t let up, jobs are scarce after the mill was shut down, and the Aussie Rules footy team looks like it will have to merge with another club or fold. Former football star turned ‘Town Killer’ Troy Carrington (Callinan), is coaxed into rescuing the team after striking up an unlikely friendship with young…

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CINEMA: The Guilty

Monday 4th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Demoted to deskwork and awaiting a disciplinary hearing, Agent Asger is working the night shift in an emergency call room. When he receives a call from a woman who has been abducted his resolve and arrogance are tested, and it becomes a race against time to locate her. Taking place in real time and in a single location nothing is quite as it seems in this claustrophobic thriller. Using sound as the primary storytelling tool and featuring a powerful central…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: The Silver Branch

Friday 8th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Silver Branch is a philosophical exploration of the life of farmer/poet Patrick McCormack, descendant of generations of farmers who have lived off the wild landscape of the Burren. We are immersed in the exquisite texture of the natural world, bringing us a rare glimpse of a disappearing way of life with all its richness and roguery, and leading to a deep connection with the Earth and our ancestral wild spirit. Patrick and his rural community are drawn into a…

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CINEMA: Shoplifters

Monday 11th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film Shoplifters is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) head the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When Osamu and his son Shota (Kairi Jyo) take in what appear to be an abandoned little girl, Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), the seams of this brittle and unconventional family…

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CINEMA: The Favourite

Monday 25th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) outrageous period comedy stars an enviable assemble cast of Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. A frail and capricious Queen Anne (Colman) governs an 18th Century England at war with France. At her side is Lady Sarah (Weisz), her carer, confidant, lover and de facto ruler of England. As the politics of war consume Lady Sarah, a new servant to the Queen, Abigail (Stone), cunningly usurps the beleaguered Lady…

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April 2019

CINEMA: Green Book

Monday 1st April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Green Book is the uplifting true story of a friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line, directed by Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary). When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali in an Oscar-winning performance), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide…

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CINEMA: A Private War

Monday 8th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Having directed acclaimed documentaries about some of the world’s most dangerous places — Cartel Land (2015) and City of Ghosts (2017) — Matthew Heineman makes an apt feature debut with the story of Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war correspondent who died in 2012 covering the atrocities of the Syrian war. Rosamund Pike immerses herself in the role of the outspoken journalist with the trademark eyepatch whose unconventional approach to reporting on the human cost of war, aided by her…

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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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