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January 2019

SCHOOL SCREENING: The Chess Player/ El jugador de ajedrez

Monday 28th January, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 (Teachers free)

It is 1934 in Madrid, and champion chess-player Diego falls for a French journalist and starts a family. When the political landscape around them grows more threatening under Franco, the three make for Paris, only to find themselves in the midst of Nazi occupation years later. When Diego becomes falsely imprisoned, he must use chess to earn the trust of his cruel captor. The Chess Player tells the story of an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and offers…

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February 2019

SCHOOL SCREENING: The Silent Revolution/ Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer

Monday 11th February, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 (Teachers free)

Based on true events, Silent Revolution is a captivating Cold War-era drama told from the perspective of two East-German high school students. It’s 1956 and during a visit to West Berlin, Theo and Kurt witness dramatic footage of the Budapest uprising. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously stage a silent protest in class. Set during the Soviet occupation of East Germany the film highlights the stifling grip that the authorities maintained in the region and the impact on those…

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