What's On

Thursday 1 June, Food 6.30pm / Film 8pm, €20
Thursday 1 June , Film Only 8pm , €8

Between Land and Sea Food & Film Night

Dir: Ross Whitaker  |  2016  |  Ireland  |  87 mins  |  Cert: PG

A year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.

The decisions we make early in life can have consequences more far-reaching than we imagine when we make them. Young surfers dedicate their lives to the ocean, consumed by the excitement and beauty on offer but how can they balance that with the inevitabilities of later life – money to earn, mouths to feed?

Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.

Directed by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian –Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humorous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.

Café Raviolo Verde at glór will be serving gourmet burgers, with salads and sides from 6.30pm - pre booking required as capacity limited.

Tuesday 6 June, 8pm, €7

The Young Offenders

Dir: Peter Foott  |  Ireland  |  2016  |  84 mins  |  Cert: 15A

Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff moustaches.

This will be preceded by a showing of the short film Jeanne et Mathílde by Visto desde el zaguán.

Visto desde el zaguan started in 2008 under its present name but collaboration among  its  members  started  back  in  1999  in  Ireland, with  the  production  of  a  27’  documentary.  The  members  of  Visto desde  el  zaguan  have  been  active  before  its  creation  under  other names  (a  27’  documentary  about  a  super8  director  in  Ireland, video art shown in France, sound art exhibitions in Barcelona, Dublin and  Hamburg,  live  concert  with  Francisco  Lopez,  short  stories, sound art available on the internet). Visto desde el zaguán is currently based in Kinvara, Co. Galway.

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 Disfamer, 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.