What's On

Friday 7 July, 7pm, €10

Puppet – A Film by David Soll

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Ireland Premiere followed by Q&A with David Soll

Dir: David Soll  |  America  |  2010  |  74 Mins  |  Cert: 12

Puppet is a fascinating study of American puppetry’s fraught history, from its marginalisation as children’s theatre to its sudden explosion in popularity as high art.

David Soll’s film tracks the making of New York puppeteer Dan Hurlin’s production Disfarmer, based on the life of eccentric, Depression-era Arkansas photographer, Mike Disfarmer whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever.

Puppet from David Soll on Vimeo.

Tuesday 26 September, 8pm, €7

A Date for Mad Mary

Dir: Darren Thornton  |  2016  |  Ireland  |  82 mins  |  Cert: 15A

'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. A date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.