What's On

Saturday 4 March, 6pm, €5

Viva by Mark O’Halloran

Dir: Paddy Breathnach  |  Ireland/Cuba  |  2015  |  100 mins  |  Cert: 15A

Viva stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.

The film was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards and made the December shortlist of nine films.

This film screening is followed by Mark O'Halloran in conversation with Seán Rocks at 8pm.  For more information and pricing, please click here.

Wednesday 15 March, 19.30pm, € 7

Between The Land and the Sea

In partnership with Access Cinema

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 exhilerating while giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.

Post-screening Q & A with Director Ross Whitaker and members of the cast 

Friday 17 March, 2pm in the glór studio, €4

The Secret of Kells

Dir: Tomm Moore  |  Ireland  |  2008  |  75 mins  |  Cert: PG

A stunning visual feast, this animation follows 12-year-old Brendan who must join forces with a beautiful forest spirit to help a group of monks with their illustrations and save their Abbey from invading Vikings.

Tuesday 28 March, 8pm, €7

My Name is Emily

Dir: Simon Fitzmaurice  |  Ireland  |  2015  |  100 mins |  Cert: CLUB

The debut feature from Irish writer director Simon Fitzmaurice is a spirited coming of age story that traces the journey of a strongwilled young woman as she weathers loss, upheaval, and rebirth.

Tuesday 11 April, 8pm, €7

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Dir: Taika Waititi  |  New Zealand  |  2016  |  163 mins  |  Cert: 16

 A big-hearted picture full of small, understated moments of magic, the New Zealand-based comedy-drama is an off-kilter charmer.

Tuesday 25 April, 8pm, €7

I, Daniel Blake

Dir: Ken Loach  |  UK/France/Belgium  |  2016  |  100 mins  |  CERT: 15A

Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 for this timely drama about an out-of-work Newcastle carpenter’s battle to survive after being denied his government health benefits.

Friday 28 April, 7.30pm, €10

Beyond Gardening – Film Screening & Expert Talks

presented by Clare Garden Festival Fringe in association with glór

The highlight event of the new Clare Garden Festival Fringe combines the award-winning garden film Dare to be Wild with expert talks, featuring Mary Reynolds discussing our relationship with the Earth, as explored in her book The Garden Awakening, and plantsman Ciaran Burke exploring the humorous side of gardening.

Dare to be Wild tells the true story of Mary Reynolds, a modern-day heroine, and environmentalist Christy Collard, who dare to express their passion for the wild at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Tuesday 9 May, 8pm, €7

The Queen of Katwe

Dir: Mira Nair  |  USA  |  2016  |  124 mins  |  Cert: PG

The Queen of Katwe is the vibrant true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

She is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. 

Bring your chessboard for a game beforehand.

Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm, €14.50/€13 conc./€13 groups of 6 or more

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.  Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating collection of the latest films from the most talented adventure film makers of today.

An exciting event not to be missed with free prize giveaways!

Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details

Age Guidance: 12A

Photo credit: Senja Island, Norway © Thomas Senf

Tuesday 23 May, 8pm, €7

Life Feels Good - Chce sie zyc

Presented in partnership with PolskaEire Festival

Dir: Maciej Pieprzyca  |  Poland  |  2013  |  112 mins  |  Cert: CLUB

Set in 80’s and 90’s Poland and based on a true story, Mateusz, who has severe cerebral palsy, has been misdiagnosed as having an intellectual disability and struggles to communicate, until a caring nurse helps to reveal his witty and intelligent personality beneath. 

Multi-prize winner at the Montreal World Film Festival.

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.