Welcome to Dublin Independent Movie Lovers. This is a group for everyone who loves independent and art-house cinema. We will be organising regular meetups so that members can go see films together, with the opportunity for some discussion afterwards over a coffee or drink (and maybe even some food!). Most events will take place in the IFI, Light House Cinema or Cineworld, with some events being hosted in other venues. A special effort will be made to arrange meetups during the film festivals that take place in Dublin during the year, including Dublin International Film Festival in February/March and the Arabic and French Film Festivals in the IFI in November.
Meet Cineworld 8.15 pm. Film 8.30 pm.
NB: If you are trying to locate the Meet Up in the Cineworld Bar: My mobile number is[masked], please call or text as a post here might not be noticed at that stage.
Set in 19th-century rural Wales, this exquisitely eerie feature debut from English writer-director William McGregor follows the fates of a mother and two daughters struggling to endure a series of calamities of increasingly mysterious origin.
They are plagued by one ominous occurrence after another, as well as by a town that begins to become suspicious of their behaviour. A neighbouring family perishes from cholera; potatoes are rotting in the soil; Elen becomes ill and there is no money for medicine. And their sheep — someone has slaughtered every one of their sheep. Who could possibly wish such misfortune on this humble family?
McGregor infuses Gwen with spectral atmospherics and a captivating balance of disparate elements: the story feels drawn from some ancient myth, the encroaching manifestations of the industrial revolution supply historical context, and key moments show the influence of modern horror.
Running time: 82 minutes
Director: William McGregor
Cast: Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Maxine Peake, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Richard Harrington, Mark Lewis-Jones.
Hello. Let's meet at 6pm in the cafe. We'll take our seats at 620pm. Film time is 630pm. See you all then! Alan.
Steven Spielberg's epic, Empire of the Sun, based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, stars Christian Bale as a spoiled young British boy, living with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai. During the Japanese invasion, Bale is separated from his parents. With the help of soldier-of-fortune John Malkovich, Bale learns to survive without a retinue of servants at his beck and call.