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December 2018

The Silver Branch

9th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm
€9

This award-winning film 'The Silver Branch' continues to captivate people all around the country. It depicts the life and insights of the inimitable philosopher, poet, and fifth-generation farmer, Patrick McCormack, owner of ‘Fr Ted’s House’ in Kilnaboy in the beautiful, austere Burren. Through Patrick’s eyes and pastoral verse, this beautifully shot film immerses us in the exquisite textures of the natural world in Clare, bringing us a rare glimpse of a disappearing way of life. A must-see for anyone who…

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January 2019

Leave No Trace

January 2 @ 7:30 pm
€5

109 mins, USA, 2018 film, PG rated. Directed by Debra Granik. A self-contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a war veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bond is apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and…

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TakeOver

January 16 @ 6:30 pm

The Unlimited Dream Machine plan their TakeOver of Cultúrlann Sweeney. WE WANT YOU! As part of their TakeOver performance TheUDM are asking all interested parties, clubs/groups/individuals, to get involved. Your building Your way   FEELING CREATIVE? TheUDM will be performing, in various art forms, throughout the building, perhaps even the town- so if you fancy working with us, just say! RATHER JUST TAKE A PEEK? TheUDM will be hosting open workshops too! TheUDM will weave each group's takeover into their…

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Drama Workshop with Zara Starr

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Free workshop. For more information contact Zara on 083 4512002 Zara Starr, actor and theatre maker with The Unlimited Dream Machine Theatre Company, (The UDM) will engage in a six month Participatory Art residency from October 2018 – March 2019, seeking out potential collaborators and planning artistic responses to the West Clare environment through workshops, research and meetings with the community, history and architecture of this region. Focusing on communities of place and interest, this residency will facilitate a period…

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February 2019

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

February 6 @ 7:30 pm
€5

76 minutes, Ireland 2018 , Club Cert. Directed by Feargal Ward Thomas is a 55 year old Irish farmer who lives and works the farm of his ancestors. Threadbare clothes, self-cut hair and tough, weathered hands reveal a life of land and toil. His next door neighbour is the the world’s largest manufacturer of computer microchips; their site is almost fully developed and rumours abound that more land is required for expansion. Thomas refuses all approaches to sell his farm…

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On The Trail of the Whale

February 25 @ 6:30 pm

Join us to hear our stories of an expedition from Ireland to Iceland on the research vessel, Celtic Mist in search of Humpback Whales presented by The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. In May 2018, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group left Dublin embarking on an expedition to Iceland on its research vessel Celtic Mist. A retired school teacher, a doctor, a parks ranger along with a farmer from Kildare were onboard and skippered by a project manager from Arklow.…

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March 2019

Rider

March 6 @ 7:30 pm
€5

104 minutes, 2017 USA film, Club. Not subtitled. Brady is a talented South Dakota bronco rider and horse trainer – cowboys and rodeos are the centre of his world. So when he suffers a near-fatal accident that halts his career, Brady struggles to recover from a serious head-injury that forces him to reevaluate his future. Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao proves that her acclaimed debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me was no flash-in-the-pan, as she returns with another beautifully crafted…

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Camille Seaman – Artist Talk

March 29 @ 7:30 pm

For almost two decades Camille Seaman had documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions through the lens of portraiture rather than landscape.  As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland, she has chronicled the acceleration effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand unique icebergs. Seaman's perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Shinnecock tribal identity, which taught her from an early age to recognize all living beings…

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April 2019

Lucky

April 3 @ 7:30 pm
€5

88 minutes, USA 2017, Club, Not Subtitled. Lucky (Stanton) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent aethist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga,diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration.. This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo,Zodiac)allows…

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War Of The Buttons

April 5 @ 12:00 pm
€8

Ages 3 - 11 years, non-verbal vocabulary. Tickets €8, children €6, family of 4 €25 Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles…and buttons! George grows grapes. Bessie grows cabbages. One loves the sun. One loves the rain. A petty squabble grows and grows and grows into… the war of the buttons! This is a world where you are invited to eat birthday cake, take sides and where a button can be a kiss, a wish, a present, or a trophy…

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