Grateful Thanks for a Year of Cinematic Joy at Lambay Cinema Club

As we reflect on the past year, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible journey that has been Lambay Cinema Club. It has been a year filled with cinematic wonders, shared laughter, and the joy of bringing our community together.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Access Cinema for their unwavering support and commitment to promoting film culture. Your partnership has been instrumental in making Lambay Cinema Club a reality.

A special thank you to St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland for graciously opening your doors to us, providing a warm and welcoming venue that has become a second home for our cinema enthusiasts.

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, your support has added a unique flavour to our events, making them not just about movies but about the rich tapestry of arts and culture that our community thrives on.

To Fingal Co. Co., your support has been the backbone of our success, enabling us to bring quality cinematic experiences to our local audience.

And to our wonderful audience, none of this would be possible without you. Your enthusiasm, passion for film, and the sense of community you bring have made Lambay Cinema Club a truly magical experience.

As we embark on another year of cinematic adventures, we look forward to continued collaboration and the joy of sharing more memorable moments with all of you. Thank you for being an essential part of Lambay Cinema Club’s success.

Warm regards,

Breda, Niamh, Larry.

Lambay Cinema Club Team


December 2023

“So This Is Christmas”

It’s late November in a quiet little Irish town, and the expectations of the impending festive season are growing. Christmas trees are being bought, festive music turned up and presents scrambled for. It’s all getting very bright and loud, excessive and expensive.

“So this is Christmas” takes us on a heartening and emotional journey with five ordinary characters as they navigate personal dilemmas triggered by this overwhelming time of year. Amid their everyday lives and struggles, we discover stories of extraordinary resilience and humble bravery.

The story is brought to life in a creative documentary form, where characters’ lives interweave with a colourful tapestry of Christmas scenes. Beyond the façade of tinsel and celebration, the film explores the deeper complexities that emerge when expectations collide with reality. What transpires is an important social commentary, filled with humour yet tinged with tragedy that will leave audiences questioning the true meaning of Christmas.

Ken Wardrop
November 17, 2023
86 min

” So This Is Christmas”

 Date and time: MondayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521

November 2023

Fingal Inclusion Week 2023

Small, Slow But Steady                Keiko, me wo sumasete         

Director: Shô Miyake

Cast: Yukino Kishii, Tomokazu Miura, Masaki Miura, Shinichiro Matsuura, Himi Sato, Hiroko Nakajima, Nobuko Sendo


99 minutes, Japan / France, 2022, CLUB

The film follows Keiko (Yukino Kishii), a Deaf amateur boxer, as she trains for her upcoming fights in Tokyo in December 2020. But as the impact of the pandemic and the ill health of its owner and Keiko’s mentor threaten the closure of her boxing club, her daily challenges begin to mount up, rocking her sense of stability and self.

Small Slow but Steady

 Date and time: ThursdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521

October 2023

The Night of the 12th  –   La nuit du 12.

Director: Dominik Moll

Cast: Bastien Bouillon, Bouli Lanners, Anouk Grinberg, Mouna Soualem, Pauline Serieys


115 minutes, France, Belgium 2022, CLUB

Inspired by Pauline Guéna’s book of her time with the Criminal Investigation Department in Versailles in 2016: a young woman is murdered in her quiet mountain village. But what starts as an investigation into a shocking crime soon turns into a haunting obsession for newly promoted Detective Yohan Vivès as the killer continues to evade him and his team…

From acclaimed French director Dominik Moll this is a raw, powerful police drama, layered with social topics addressing some fundamental issues around human behaviour, endemic misogyny and male violence towards women, which is elevated by some stellar performances from the entire cast. A solid, affecting experience that will stay with the viewer long after it’s over.


Cannes Film Festival 2022


 Date and time: ThursdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521

September 2023

War Pony

Director: Gina Gammell, Riley Keough

Cast: Iona Red Bear, LaDainian Crazy Thunder, Jojo Bapteise Whiting


114 minutes, USA, 2022, 15A (IFCO), 15 (BBFC)

Intertwining the stories of two Lakota boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation, War Pony is a tender portrait of the difficulties faced by twenty-three-year-old Bill (Jojo Bapteise Whiting), who hustles for a better life through odd jobs and get-rich-quick schemes, and twelve-year-old Matho (LaDainian Crazy Thunder), who, in his over eagerness to gain his father’s approval, desperately loses his way.


War Pony

 Date and time: ThursdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521