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english – SENIOR

Winter’s Bone 15A | 2010 | 100 mins An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drugdealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Some Like it Hot PG | 1959 | 121 mins Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take “No” for an answer.

Pride 15A | 2014 | 120 mins It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.


english – SENIOR The Great Gatsby 12A | 2013 | 143 mins In Baz Luhrmann’s big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, the filmmaker creates his own distinctive interpretation of the classic story set in the spring of 1922; an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. A wry look into the world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.

About Elly 12 | 2009 | 119 mins From the Oscar-winning director of A Separation comes a gripping tale of secrets and lies amongst a tight-knit group of friends holidaying on the Caspian Sea. About Elly is a cinematic master-class that works as both a thriller and a convincing character study.

Les Miserables 12A | 2012 | 158 mins The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel has been a stage smash for decades. This big-screen adaptation is lush and epic, capturing the tragedy and adventure of the French revolution in all its cinematic glory.

1984 15 | 1984 | 113 mins In a story based on George Orwell’s classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country’s leaders in a charitable light. His only rebellion; falling in love.

Brooklyn 12A | 2015 | 112 mins John Crowley directs Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Toibin’s classic novel. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. 3

english – SENIOR Unforgiven 15A | 1992 | 131 mins Directed by and starring the legendary Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven is an Oscar-winning western about an old gunslinger who comes out of retirement for one last job, in the interest of true justice. The film reflects upon regrets, morals and the value of human life.

Touching The Void 15 | 2003 | 106 mins The true story of two adventurous young mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, who set off on a perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Andes in 1985. As a meditation on character, friendship and extreme human endeavour, Touching the Void provides much food for thought.

Room 15A | 2016 | 117 mins Irish director Lenny Abrahamson was nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s startling novel, Room. Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Rear Window PG | 1954 | 112 mins A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Alfred Hitchcock directs and James Stewart and Grace Kelly star in this cinematic masterpiece which is a must see for teachers and students alike.

Persepolis 12A | 2007 | 96 mins I French (Subbed) The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is an emotionally powerful, dramatically enthralling autobiographical gem that’s teeming with beautiful imagery and energised by the rebellious punk-rock ethic of a disenfranchised youth.

It’s Not Yet Dark PG | 2017 | 80 mins It’s Not Yet Dark is a feature length documentary telling the story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented Irish filmmaker who is living with motor neurone disease. Narrated by Colin Farrell, and using extracts from Simon’s best selling memoir, we follow Simon as he embarks on the direction of his first feature film through the use of the last physical attribute he has control over – his eyes. 4

english – junior

Hunt for the Wilderpeople 12A | 2016 | 101 mins Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run.

Sense & Sensibility G | 1995 | 136 mins Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Sense and Sensibility tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune. Rickman, Grant and Greg Wise co-star as the well-intentioned suitors who are trapped by the strict rules of society and the conflicting laws of desire.

Wadjda PG | 2013 | 98 mins An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.


english – junior

Whale Rider PG | 2002 | 101 mins A young girl becomes the very first female chief of her Maori tribe and must learn to exceed people’s limited expectations of her ability.

To Kill A Mockingbird PG | 1962 | 130 mins Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice in this adaptation of the seminal novel by Harper Lee.

Suffragette 12A | 2015 | 106 mins The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

The Night of the Hunter 15 | 1955 | 93 mins A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he’d stolen in a robbery. Robert Mitchum gives a chilling performance in Charles Laughton’s stunning story of good and evil that enchants, haunts and frightens in equal measure.

Spirited Away PG | 2001 | 124 mins Studio Ghibli’s story of ten-year-old Chihiro who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in a bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world. 6

english – junior

Moonrise Kingdom 12A | 2012 | 94 mins Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

Beasts of the Southern Wild 12A | 2012 | 93 mins Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, sixyear-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Inspiring.

Trash 15A | 2015 | 114 mins When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in among the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they’ve found must be important. 7

english – junior Sing Street 12A | 2016 | 106 mins A teenager living in 1980’s Dublin falls for a mysterious local girl who claims to be an actress, so he sets up his own band to entice her to star in their music videos. Full of heart, energy and excellent tunes, John Carney’s hopelessly romantic tale is a feel good hit for the whole class to sing to.

12 Angry Men PG | 1967 | 96 mins A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as clear-cut as it seemed in court. A gripping examination of prejudice and the pressure towards conformity and group-think. Sidney Lumet’s classic stars Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb.

Millions 12A | 2005 | 98 mins Damian believes he’s received a divine gift from above when a suitcase filled with cash falls out of the sky. Against the advice of his older brother Anthony, Damian is anxious to share the wealth with those less fortunate. But when the loot turns out to be stolen, his noble intentions are put to the test.

Wonder PG | 2017 | 113 mins Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Amadeus PG | 1984 | 154 mins A perfect way to introduce students to the music of Mozart (and the films of Milos Forman) and to help them understand the man behind the music. This beautiful, richly-told and often hilarious classic is a must-see for anyone interested in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

His & Hers G | 2010 | 80 mins From kitchens, living rooms, and hallways across the Irish midlands, His & Hers delightfully combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women. This intimate gender and cultural snapshot explores a womans relationships with the men in her life-father, boyfriend, husband, son. 8

english – junior The Outsiders 12A | 1983 | 91 mins Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and more star in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s coming-of-age story about rival gangs in small-town America.

Private Peaceful 12 | 1996 | 102 mins Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.

Lord of the Flies 15 | 1990 | 90 mins Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys’ attempts to prevent that.

Animal Farm G | 1954 | 69 mins A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves. Based on the novel by George Orwell.

Kes PG | 1969 | 111 mins Director Ken Loach received international acclaim for this enormously moving tale of a lonely working-class Yorkshire boy, who turns from a life of comic books and shoplifting when he finds a baby kestrel and decides to raise and train it. 9

shakespeare Romeo & Juliet (Film)

12A | 1996 | 130 mins Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Claire Danes, Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Richard III


15 | 1995 | 104 mins Ian McKellan stars in this updated version of William Shakespeare’s classic play. In 1930’s Britain, civil war has erupted with the infamous Richard ruling over a fascist government and hatching plans to install himself as a dictator monarch.

Macbeth (Film) 15A | 2015 | 113 mins Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Starring Michael Fassbender.

A Midsummers Night’s Dream (Film) PG | 1999 | 116 mins A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place in an enchanted forest, with a handsome fairy king, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Rupert Everett this sparkling big-screen version is a treat for the eyes!

The Merchant of Venice


PG | 2004 | 138 mins Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons star in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. 10

irish cinema

Michael Inside 15A | 2018 | 96 mins An 18 year old man living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather, is caught holding drugs for his friend’s older brother and is sentenced to 3 months in prison.

Song of Granite (Irish Language) G | 2017 | 97 mins Song of Granite portrays the life of the great traditional singer, Joe Heaney. The beautiful yet harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and gifted character.

The Young Offenders 15A | 2016 | 85 mins Two best friends from Cork City decide to escape from their lives by finding and selling a bale of lost cocaine in Peter Foott’s hilarious, sweet-natured and unmistakably Irish comedy.


irish cinema Black ’47 15A | 2018 | 99 mins One man’s pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine.

Song of the Sea (Irish Language) PG | 2015 | 94 mins The absolutely beautiful Oscar-nominated Irish animated film about a young Irish boy and his little sister Saoirse – a selkie who can turn into a seal – who go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.

What Richard Did 15A | 2012 | 86 mins Lenny Abrahamson directs Jack Reynor in the story of a talented and popular teenager from a privileged Dublin suburb who accidentally kills a fellow student in a drunken fight.

The Field 12 | 1990 | 107 mins John B. Keane’s play is brought to life with Richard Harris as the infamous Bull McCabe in Jim Sheridan’s iconic film about a man desperate to protect his land from an American entrepeneur.

Dublin Oldschool 16 | 2018 | 96 mins Two brothers who haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years reconnect over a lost weekend and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past. The brothers living very different lives might have more in common than they think. 12

irish cinema Adam & Paul 15 | 2004 | 83 mins Lenny Abrahamson glimpses a day in the life of two Dublin junkies in this often funny but tragic tale, based loosely on James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The Breadwinner (Irish & english) 12A | 2018 | 93 mins In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated film is unmissable for students and teachers alike.

A Date For Mad Mary 15A | 2016 | 81 mins Mary McArdle returns from prison and must mend the relationships she left behind in time for her best friend’s wedding. Funny, complex look at the struggles of moving forward.

Older Than Ireland PG | 2015 | 81 mins Alex Fegan meets a number of Ireland’s centenarians, people who are over 100 years old, as they talk about their lives, loves and what they learned throughout Ireland’s tumultuous first century.

Condemned to Remember 15A | 2017 | 93 mins Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. 13


BlacKkKlansman 16 | 2018 | 135 mins Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

No Limbs, No limits PG | 2014 | 68 mins The breathtaking story of Irish born Joanne O’ Riordan; one of only seven people in the world living with a disability known as Total Amelia. This means she was born without all four limbs and even though there is no medical reason as to why this has happened, she has never allowed it to hold her back.

Lady Bird 15A | 2018 | 94 mins Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.


SOCIAL STUDIES First Reformed 15A | 2018 | 113 mins From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

I Used to Live Here 15A | 2015 | 82 mins Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim.

He Named Me Malala PG | 2015 | 87 mins An inspiring documentary that recounts the events leading up to the Talibans’ attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. A gentle and very respectful documentary about an extraordinary individual.

Selma 12A | 2014 | 128 mins Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. David Oyelowo is a revelation in this engrossing political drama.

Love, Simon 12A | 2018 | 110 mins Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

I Am Not A Witch 12A | 2017 | 93 mins Sharply satirical and boldly provocative, I Am Not a Witch is the first feature by Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni. Garnering incredible praise from both audiences and critics at Cannes 2017, this moving, funny and surreal film is an astonishing debut from a fresh and fearless new voice. 15


The Miseducation of Cameron Post 16 | 2018 | 91 mins The Miseducation of Cameron Post is an adaptation of Emily M. Danforth’s 2012 novel, returning to a darker age of acceptance to examine the unsavory details of a gay conversion camp. It’s a potent snapshot of intolerance, but executed in a subtle way, by co-writer/director Desiree Akhaven.

I, Daniel Blake 15A | 2016 | 100 mins Ken Loach takes an unflinching look at pre-Brexit working class Britain and the problems presented to an elderly widower and a young family who are failed by the social welfare system.

Get Out 15A | 2017 | 104 mins Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.

The Florida Project 15A | 2017 | 111 mins Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

I Am Not Your Negro 12A | 2017 | 94 mins This documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights Movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter through examining the work of author and activist James Baldwin.


SOCIAL STUDIES Night Moves 15A | 2014 | 112 mins Kelly Reichardt’s suspense-thriller Night Moves is a story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Sanctuary 15A | 2016 | 90 mins The rights of Irish people with special needs are examined in this delicate romantic drama. Larry and Sophie, two people with intellectual disabilities, long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart.

Moonlight 15A | 2017 | 111 mins A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Barry Jenkins’ Best Picture Oscar winner is a stunning big screen experience.

Jane PG | 2017 | 90 mins Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Twice Shy 16 | 2017 | 77 mins Andy and Maggie, a young Irish couple, travel to England as the result of an unplanned pregnancy, where Maggie will face the biggest decision of her life.


SOCIAL STUDIES Mandela 12A | 2013 | 146 mins A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Idris Elba gives a powerful performance in this stirring insight into an incredible leader.

Rosie 12A | 2018 | 86 mins Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Written by Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach.

A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot 15A | 2018 | 87 mins How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards? How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end? For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a post conflict society.

A Fantastic Woman 15A | 2018 | 104 mins


Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Marina is treated with suspicion by authorities and with disdain by his family. She is forbidden to attend his funeral and thrown out of the apartment they shared. She must battle the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now.


All the President’s Men PG | 1976 | 138 mins The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

Dunkirk 12A | 2017 | 106 mins Christopher Nolan directs this intense and brilliantly staged retelling of the story of Dunkirk and the inspiring local heroes who risked everything to come to the aid of thousands of stranded British soldiers at the end of World War II.

Saving Private Ryan 15 | 1998 | 169 mins Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Steven Spielberg’s WW2 classic is a powerful big screen experience.


HISTORY 12 Years a Slave 15A | 2013 | 134 mins In 1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope.

The Wind that Shakes the Barley 15A | 2006 | 127 mins Two brothers are caught on differing sides of the battle for Irish freedom in this politically-minded historical drama from veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach.

I, Dolours 15A | 2018 | 90 mins A cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and dissident Republican who two years before she died gave a filmed interview on condition that it would not be broadcast in her lifetime. Now for the first time her story can be told in full and entirely in her own words.

Spotlight 15A | 2016 | 128 mins The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Hunger 15A | 2008 | 96 mins The film debut from British artist Steve McQueen, Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland, with a brutally realistic depiction of the highly emotive events surrounding Bobby Sands’ 1981 IRA Hunger Strike.


HISTORY Downfall 15A | 2005 | 156 mins Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. A must see for those studying the Second World War.

Michael Collins 12 | 1996 | 133 mins Neil Jordan’s biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

The Post 12A | 2018 | 115 mins Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper – The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents.

Hotel Rwanda 12A | 2005 | 121 mins Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.


music & arts Maudie 15A | 2017 | 115 mins Maud Lewis, a Canadian folk artist lived a simple life in a tiny cottage with her emotionally unavailable husband and suffered with acute arthritis while accidentally becoming one of Canada’s most celebrated painters. Directed by Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh and starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.

Citizen Lane G | 2018 | 80 mins Citizen Lane is a feature documentary set in Dublin in the early years of the 20th century – a time of political ferment and the forging of a new Irish cultural identity. It tells the story of Hugh Lane’s hard fought project to establish a public modern art gallery, showing the work of living artists, his untimely death on the Lusitania and his contested Will.

Filmworker 15A | 2018 | 90 mins It’s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as ‘Lord Bullingdon’ in Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Stanley Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man.

Amy 15A | 2015 | 127 mins There are a lot of lessons for young people to learn from this insightful documentary about the short life of Amy Winehouse. A complex look at celebrity culture, loneliness as well as addiction, Amy is a story for the modern age and one to incite discussion for older teenagers.

The Disaster Artist 15A | 2017 | 104 mins When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Benda Bilili PG | 2011 | 86 mins I French, Lingala (English Subtitles) A band of homeless paraplegic musicians and street children play their music on homemade instruments on the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo with dreams of making it big. Benda Bilili is an inspirational and life-affirming lesson in creative ingenuity, passion and unbridled determination. 22

music & arts McQueen 15A | 2018 | 111 mins Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his design, McQueen is an intimate revelation of Alexander McQueen’s own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. It is a film which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence and shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic.


The Greatest Showman PG | 2017 | 104 mins Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again PG | 2018 | 113 mins Five years after the events of Mamma Mia!, Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. If you feel like a treat screening is deserved then this is it.


Beauty and the Beast PG | 2017 | 129 mins A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love. Emma Watson leads a star-studded cast in Disney’s live action remake of one of its greatest films.

Making the Grade G | 2018 | 90 mins In this surprisingly quirky and uplifting documentary by Ken Wardrop, we are invited into the world of the piano lesson. The film examines the special bond between piano teachers and their pupils, shares in the students’ struggles and marvels at their teachers’ dedication. It is a film with buckets of charm and an endearing subtext.

Cobain: Montage Of Heck 16 | 2015 | 132 mins Kurt Cobain is one of contemporary music’s most revered icons and his untimely death at age just 27 shocked the world. This film uses journal entries and home videos to piece together the man behind the legend.


french The Unknown Girl 15A | 2016 | 106 mins | French (English Subtitles) The Dardenne Brothers direct this morally complex story of a doctor who refuses to treat a patient who subsequently dies and the doctor goes to great lengths to discover her identity.

The Guardians 15A | 2018 | 135 mins | French (English Subtitles) France, 1915. With the men of the family away fighting the Great War on the front lines, life for the women at home on the Paridier farm gains a new resonance as they take the reins of the family property in the absence of their husbands and sons.

Girlhood 15A | 2015 | 113 mins | French (English Subtitles) A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

The Midwife 15A | 2017 | 117 mins | French (English Subtitles) Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father.

Intouchables 15A | 2011 | 113 mins | French (English Subtitles) A very popular choice with schools, Intouchables sees an unlikely friendship develop between a wealthy quadriplegic and his caretaker, just released from prison. Uplifting, often very funny and with several different social themes, this film is perfect for teenagers studying either Social Studies or French.

Samba 12A | 2015 | 115 mins | French (English Subtitles) Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at lowly jobs. Alice is a burnt out executive turned social worker. Samba is willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.

The Class 12A | 2009 | 130 mins | French (English Subtitles) Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. 24

german Ostwind 12 | 2013 | 101 mins | German (English Subtitles) A girl who thinks she is not good at doing anything has to stay for the holidays at her grandmother’s riding stable. There she discovers her interest in horses and that she also has a special gift. Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Victoria 15A | 2015 | 138 mins | German (English Subtitles) This film is not a movie; it’s not about a bank robbery. It IS bank robbery. Victoria was shot in one single take. Two hours and eighteen minutes. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one exhilarating shot.

About a Girl 12 | 2014 | 104 mins | German (English Subtitles) Charleen, 15, is Kurt Cobain’s biggest fan and wonders why growing up has to be so complicated. One day, feeling especially rebellious, she decides to pull the plug on her life. Luckily, she fails and discovers what fun life and love can really be! Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days PG | 2005 | 120 mins | German (English Subtitles) A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Hannah Arendt 12A | 2012 | 113 mins | German (English Subtitles) A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

The Edukators 15 | 2004 | 130 mins | German (English Subtitles) Peter, Jule and Jan are “edukators,” anarchists who break into wealthy people’s homes – never stealing, but serving notice to fatcats that their days are numbered. When they edukate a businessman Jule owes money to, Jule mistakenly leaves evidence behind and they must go back to the crime scene. 25


The Breadwinner (Irish Language) 12A | 2018 | 93 mins | Gaeilge In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated film is unmissable for students and teachers alike.

Your Name (Japanese) PG | 2016 | 106 mins | Japanese (English Subtitles) Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town.

Cold War (Polish) 15A | 2018 | 88 mins | Polish (English Subtitles) A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.


languages Viva (Spanish) 15A | 2016 | 100 mins | Spanish (English Subtitles) Set in contemporary Cuba, Viva is a tender love story of a father and a son struggling to escape from opposing expectations, duty and the burden of past sins.

Cinema Paradiso (Italian) PG | 1988 | 124 mins | Italian (English Subtitles) A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist. Giuseppe Tornatore’s Oscar winning classic will enthrall teachers and students alike.

Life Is Beautiful (Italian) PG | 1997 | 122 mins | Italian (English Subtitles) A father goes to spectacular lengths to ensure his son is kept both physically and mentally intact in a concentration camp during WWII. Full of heart and featuring an Oscarwinning performance from the inimitable Roberto Benigni.

Sicilian Ghost Story


15A | 2018 | 123 mins | Italian (English Subtitles) Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his disappearance.



First Man 12A | 2018 |141 mins A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Damien Chazelle directs and Ryan Gosling stars in the most immersive screen portrayal of humanity’s greatest achievement.

Interstellar 12A | 2014 | 169 mins Christopher Nolan’s intelligent and entertaining science fiction epic takes us on a journey through space and time while keeping us grounded with an emotional family story of a father who must explore the galaxy to find a new home for mankind, and the daughter he left back on Earth.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power PG | 2017 | 97 mins Both frightening and inspiring, Al Gore returns a decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture with the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

The Farthest PG | 2017 | 121 mins Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds delves into the story of one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so – the Voyager.

The Social Network 15A | 2010 | 120 mins Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. 28

SCIENCE Contact 12 | 1997 | 150 mins Based on the novel by Carl Sagan and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Jodie Foster stars in this gripping story of an astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth.

The Martian 12A | 2015 | 142 mins An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Ridley Scott directs and Matt Damon stars in one of the most enjoyable films in recent memory.

Gravity 12A | 2013 | 90 mins Alfonso Cuaron’s stunning space thriller about a medical engineer and an astronaut who must work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

The Imitation Game 12A | 2014 | 114 mins During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Oscar nominated performance is the heart of this moving and tragic true story.

Hidden Figures PG | 2017 | 121 mins This inspiring films tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.



It’s a Wonderful Life G | 1946 | 130 mins An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. It’s just not Christmas without Jimmy Stewart.

The Muppet Christmas Carol G | 1992 | 85 mins The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.

Home Alone PG | 1990 | 103 mins An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. John Hughes’ mischievous festive classic is the perfect end of year treat.

Elf PG | 2003 | 97 mins After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. A modern Christmas classic.


BOOKINGS LIGHT HOUSE CALL: (01) 872 8006 EMAIL: SCHOOLS@LIGHTHOUSECINEMA.IE PÁLÁS CALL: (091) 394800 EMAIL: SCHOOLS@PALAS.IE At Light House and Pálás, we believe that a complete cinematic experience enables meaningful and insightful learning experiences for students. Through our annual programme for Primary and Secondary schools we provide a wide variety of films, with screenings of curriculum related titles, foreign language films, socially and culturally relevant films and Event Cinema screenings.



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– We advise booking early to avoid disappointment. – All films are available to book year-round unless otherwise stated. – School screenings take place on weekday mornings at both Light House, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7 and Pálás, 15 Lower Merchant’s Road, Galway – If there is a film that you wish to see that is not listed, please contact us and we will do what we can to accommodate you. – Regular Programme: €250 per booking to cover up to 50 students, additional students are charged at €5 per student. – Event Cinema Programme: €300 per booking to cover up to 50 students, additional students are charged at €6 per student. – Charge to be paid upon booking, with additional numbers to be confirmed and balance paid 10 days in advance of screening. – TEACHERS GO FREE (when accompanying their students)

All seats must be paid for 10 days in advance of the screening. We will allow for a maximum of 5 absentees Cancellations must be made directly to the School Booking Department in Light House or Pálás at least 10 days prior to your screening, otherwise a fee will be applied. – As per our Child Protection Policy, teachers must supervise students at all times. – Light House operates a no chewing gum policy.

STUDENT SPECIAL OFFER ONLY €5 FOR ONE MEDIUM POPCORN + 500ML SOFT DRINK *We have reduced the salt content in popcorn and offer a healthy juice option as part of this deal

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ON FOOT Walking from Walking from Walking from Walking from Walking from

Eyre Square 9 mins
 NUIG 16 mins
 Salthill Promenade 20 mins
 Renmore 35 mins
 Headford Road 21 mins

BY BIKE Coca-Cola Zero Bikeshare Stations
 Claddagh Basin
New Dock Street Cycling from Eyre Square 3 mins
 Cycling from NUIG 6 mins
 Cycling from Salthill 7 mins
 Cycling from Renmore 10 mins
 Cycling from Headford Road 6 mins

BY CAR Avail of our special Pálás customer carpark offer in Park Rite Hynes Yard Car Park, Merchants Rd, an enclosed carpark 3 minutes walk from the cinema. CAR PARK DEAL: Hourly fee €2.50 10:00–18:00: a capped rate of €6 18:00–03:00: capped rate in the evening of €4 Don’t forget to validate your ticket for this offer, please present your car-park ticket and cinema ticket to box-office. For more information, please ask at Box Office or the Café about car park ticket validation. Parkrite opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: Open 24/7



































GETTING TO Light House

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ON FOOT From Temple Bar Area – approx. 15 mins. From O’Connell St. area – approx. 20 mins From Grafton St. area – approx. 25 mins

BY CAR Avail of our Special Offer in Queen Street Parkrite Carpark adjacent to the cinema – the entrance is on Queen Street.

BY BUS There are a number of bus stops all within a 5 minute walk of the cinema. Visit Dublin Bus for maps, timetables and more route info

CAR PARK DEAL: Evening rate €5 | Weekend day rate €5 3 hours for €5 (Mon to Fri Daytime) Hourly rate €3 with max daily charge of €18 Please validate your parking ticket at café or box office.

BY BIKE There are two Dublin Bike stations in Smithfield Square, just a couple of steps from the cinema. If taking your own bike, you can park it in the underground car park adjacent to the cinema.  

BY LUAS The cinema is located just a few steps from the Smithfield stop on the Red Luas line.


Road House

Road House a unique cinema theatre on wheels with 96 comfy seats, top of the range projection facilities and surround sound bringing the magic of movies to towns, villages and communities throughout the island of Ireland. We offer an easy and hassle free way to deliver stunning film events that inspire, entertain and educate.

Not based in Dublin or Galway? We could bring our schools programme to you with Road House!

We will work with your school and other schools in your locality to bring this programme directly to your students at €5 per student subject to a minimum of 550 students over a 2 day hire. For enquiries/bookings and further information please email T: 01 524 1242 E: bookings@roadhousecinema.ie W: roadhousecinema.ie

LIGHT HOUSE SCHOOLS BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: (01) 872 8006 schools@lighthousecinema.ie Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7 lighthousecinema.ie

PÁLÁS SCHOOLS BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: (091) 394800 / schools@palas.ie 15 Lower Merchant’s Road, Galway palas.ie


All of the films featured have been classified by The Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO). We strongly encourage that parents/ guardians make informed decisions, using not just the age classification awarded but also the detailed consumer advice available at www.ifco.ie

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Light House / Pálás Schools Programme 2018 / 19  

Light House / Pálás Schools Programme 2018 / 19  


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