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August 2015

IFI Family Festival 2015 on Tour: Short Tales

Saturday 22nd August, 2015 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Is a zebra still a zebra if they don’t have stripes? What happens when a magical circus comes to town? What makes a herd of multi-coloured goats want to dance? Could you catch light in a jar? Find answers to these questions and more as you travel the world with our selection of short films from around the globe. Programme Duration: 1 hour approx. Ages 7+ Subtitles will be read by an experienced reader.

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IFI Family Festival 2015 on Tour: Fiddlesticks/Quatsch und die Nasenbärbande

Saturday 22nd August, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Ages 5+ Bollersdorf is an average town. But for the children, being average is no fun and when their grandparents are packed off to retirement homes for not being average enough, the children plot to get them out, with the help of their pet coati. A hilarious caper of madcap inventions follows, making sure that Bollersdorf will never be average again. Subtitles will be read by an experienced reader. Germany ● 2014 ● English subtitles ● Comedy/Family ● Director: Veit…

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IFI Family Festival 2015 on Tour: The Legend of Longwood

Sunday 23rd August, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Ages 10+ Mickey Miller is a 12-year-old New Yorker whose move to Longwood, a windswept town in Ireland, coincides with the return of the legendary, evil Black Knight. Mickey and her new friend Sean – along with Silver, a wild stallion - set out to redeem the Knight. But first she must save a precious herd of white horses and thwart the plans of a greedy woman – a mighty handful even for the bravest girl! Netherlands/Ireland/Germany ● 2014 99…

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September 2015

Family Cinema: Big Hero 6

Saturday 12th September, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes…

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October 2015

Family Cinema: Song of the Sea

Saturday 31st October, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This enchanting new film from the makers of Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells is inspired by the legend of the "selkies" — magical beings who live as seals in water and humans on land — is a magical adventure steeped in the wondrous worlds of Irish myth. Young Ben and his little sister Saoirse live with their widower father in a lighthouse by the sea. When the silent Saoirse — who at six years old has yet to…

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November 2015

Family Cinema: A Letter to Momo

Saturday 21st November, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh, Ghost in the Shell, Akira) comes a touching, fantastical tale of a young girl's grief and the three mischievous spirits sent to look after her. After the death of her father, Momo and her mother move from Tokyo to the remote island of Shio. Here, Momo is haunted by the discovery of an unfinished letter her father was writing to her - and plagued by the presence of three heaven-sent goblins whose bumbling efforts…

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December 2015

Family Cinema: Pinocchio

Saturday 19th December, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with start-of-the-art digital restoration. The richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music (''When You Wish Upon A Star'') and heartwarming adventure-filled story come to life like never before. Join Geppetto's beloved puppet - with Jimmy Crickey as his guide - on a thrilling request that tests Pinocchio's bravery, loyalty and honesty, virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The one and only Pinocchio will live on…

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January 2016

Family Cinema: Aladdin

Saturday 30th January, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three dreams and they all could come true! Street urchin Aladdin wanders the streets of an ancient city, scraping a living with his faithful monkey friend Abu. One day, Princess Jasmine sneaks into the marketplace where she bumps into Aladdin, but the path of love at first sight doesn't run smoothly. Jailed, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a nefarious plot to recover a mysterious old lamp. Can Aladdin recover the lamp? Will the…

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February 2016

Cinema: The Martian

Saturday 20th February, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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An interplanetary epic of ingenuity, heroism, and high adventure, The Martian is that rare work of science fiction that's bursting with optimism. Directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) from Andy Weir's novel, the film features Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, while a stellar cast — Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Jeff Daniels among them — plays the dynamic team of scientists and administrators pushing the limits of…

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IFI Screening: Girlhood

Tuesday 23rd February, 2016 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

A potent coming of-age story that focuses on a group of black girls living in the banlieues of Paris. At the centre is Marieme who has troubles at home, limited job prospects and is intimidated by the boys in her neighbourhood. Things change when she is drawn to an uncompromising and wilful teenage girl gang who eventually take her seriously. The accompanying study guide focuses on themes of friendship, identity, choices and being young in Paris. Director: Céline Sciamma Running…

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March 2016

FAMILY CINEMA: Maya The Bee

Saturday 26th March, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Maya is a busy little bee, ready to leave her hive and live in the meadow, free like a.....bee. The world is just too big and too fascinating to remain confined to the restricted life of the hive. But soon Maya realises that a bigger challenge beckons and that together with her friend Willy, she must return and save their hive from the greedy queen’s advisor and end the long-term hostility between bees and hornets. Join Maya and her friends,…

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April 2016

Family Cinema: Shorts for Wee Ones

Saturday 16th April, 2016 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3

Animagination Festival presents Shorts for Wee Ones We know your little ones like nothing more than a colourful collection of animated stories from around the world. So we’ve looked high and low and found these wee treasures from Belgium, Brazil, Germany, the USA, France and the UK. You’ll meet a baby lamb who definitely thinks outside the field, an elephant who dreams of riding a shiny new bicycle and a cartoon stick-man who refuses to stay on the page. There is…

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Saturday 16th April, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Animagination Festival presents: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The story of Charlie Bucket, a little boy with no money and a good heart, trying to win a tour of a local chocolate factory with its eccentric owner. This delightful original musical version of Roald Dahl's much-loved book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory needs no introduction. Director: Mel Stuart Country: USA Year: 1971 Running Time:100 mins Cert: G Language: English Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

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July 2016

IFI Family Film Festival

Saturday 2nd July, 2016 - Sunday 3rd July, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Are you a young film fan? Are comedies, animations or mysteries your thing? Well, we’ve got it all for you this July as the IFI Family Film Festival rolls into town! This very special festival for families takes place each summer and promises some of the best children’s films from around the world in a specially designed programme made up of screenings, workshops and special guests for even the youngest film aficionado of film fans. The IFI Family Festival on…

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IFI Family Festival: Short Tales

Saturday 2nd July, 2016 - 11:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3

Sing with the perfect piggies, learn how to decorate a cake or how to be the most well-mannered house guest, with this collection of short animated and liveaction films from around the world. Stories about cool cats, talking mushrooms,and bright ideas make this essential viewing for our younger festival viewers.

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IFI Family Festival: Code M

Saturday 2nd July, 2016 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3
Code M film

With a code, a map, and a grandfather’s tale, it’s up to courageous twelve-year-old Isabel and her companions to find the long-lost sword of D’Artagnan the musketeer. This modern-day mystery through the caves and castles of the Netherlands, follows the small band of adventurers as they discover the meaning of the musketeers’ motto – All for One, and One for All! Director: Dennis Bots Year: 2015 Country: Netherlands Running time: 98 mins Age Guide: 10+ Language: Dutch, English Subtitles

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IFI Family Festival: Brickx Workshop & Little Grey Fergie Screening

Sunday 3rd July, 2016 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Join us for the perfect Parent & Child Day at Riverbank Arts Centre with Two Events with just One Ticket. 11am Brikx Club Farm Workshop Join The Brickx Club team for a fun interactive Lego/Duplo Workshop creating a brick farm world! Duplo and Lego have been popular for generations of children and adults. No matter what age you are or country you’re from, everyone has once upon a time played with bricks. The Brickx Club is a social and creative…

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Summer Cinema: The House of Magic

Wednesday 27th July, 2016 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the troupe as Jack Rabbit and Maggie Mouse plot to evict Thunder. The situation gets worse when the magician lands in hospital and his scheming nephew sees his chance to cash in by selling the mansion. Our young hero is determined to…

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September 2016

Family Cinema:The Long Way North

Sunday 11th September, 2016 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Long Way North Long Way North is a beautifully-told, animated story about a 15 year-old Russian girl who embarks on an adventure to the North Pole in order to find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour. 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition to the North Pole. To save her family's…

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November 2016

Family Cinema: Pirates! Band of Misfits

Sunday 6th November, 2016 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Funny for families of all ages, this animated comedy is a rare and delightful treat! In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter…

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