Silver Screen Cinema Club

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Silver Screen Cinema Club

Contact Person

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Library Staff

Telephone

01 2801147

Date

Wednesday 16, 23, 30 May and 6 June

Time

3 pm - 4.30pm

Location

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Cost

Free

Event Description

Silver Screen Cinema Club

Studio Theatre Level 1, dlr LexIcon: 3.30pm - 4.30pm, All Welcome

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A MINI-SEASON OF FILM CLASSICS

dlr Libraries CELEBRATING BEALTAINE

LexIcon, May-June 2018.

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SILVER SCREEN classic films mini-season

 

To celebrate Bealtaine, we bring you a special selection of films: three certifiable masterpieces and a modern classic. Put yourself in the hands of brilliant directors like George Cukor and Billy Wilder. Let yourself be entranced by the flesh-and-blood characters created by great actors like Katharine Hepburn, Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, or Jack Palance. Lose yourself in some of the best story-telling in the history of cinema, from the thousand twists of the Agatha Christie-based Witness for the Prosecution, to the meandering tale of a woman who finds herself at the edge of the world in Bagdad Café. Let your deep-seated beliefs be tested, as you laugh in the crime-and-punishment tale of The Ladykillers, and are swept away by the peculiar mix of brains and feminist slapstick in Adam’s Rib. The four films of our Silver Screen mini-season have one thing in common, they are all about law-makers and rule-breakers. Join us for our post-screening discussion, share your views, and explore with us what are the limits of justice, and why the unwritten rules are the hardest ones to break.

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SCHEDULE

● WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION 

Wednesday 16 May 2018, at 3pm, LexIcon

Witness for the Prosecution (Dir. Billy Wilder, 1957). Courtroom drama. 116 min. 

=Adaptation of a play by Agatha Christie.

Cast: Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich 

Summary: An ailing fiery barrister takes on a murder case where nothing is what it seems. His blood pressure is about to shoot up, and justice is about to shut down.

-This Screening will be followed by an open discussion.

 

● ADAM’S RIB 

Wednesday 23 May 2018, at 3pm, LexIcon

Adam’s Rib (Dir. George Cukor, 1949). Romantic Comedy. 101 min. 

=AFI’s ‘Top Ten Rom-Coms of All Time’

Cast: Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday 

Summary: A pair of barristers live in harmony as husband and wife, but when he backs up a misogynist case, she declares war at home and in court. 

-This Screening will be followed by an open discussion.

 

● THE LADYKILLERS 

Wednesday 30 May 2018, at 3pm, LexIcon

The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander McKendrick, 1955). Black comedy. 97 min. 

=BAFTA award for Best Screenplay

Cast: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Katie Johnson

Summary: A criminal gang with a perfect plan sets up camp in an elderly lady’s home, but they get more trouble than they bargained for.  

-This Screening will be followed by an open discussion.

 

● BAGDAD CAFÉ 

“Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland”

Wednesday 6 June 2018, at 3pm, LexIcon

Bagdad Café (Dir. Percy Adlon, 1987). Comedy drama. 108 min. 

=César award for Best Foreign Film

Cast: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance.

Summary: In a café in the middle of the California dessert, an array of wonderfully odd characters enjoy life and each other’s company.

 

-This Screening will be followed by an open discussion.

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