To our existing audience, your continued support has been instrumental in making Lambay Cinema Club the vibrant community it is today. Your presence and enthusiasm make every screening special, and we can’t wait to create more memorable moments together.

Here’s to a fantastic 2024 filled with exceptional films, meaningful connections, and the magic of the silver screen. Thank you for being an essential part of the Lambay Cinema Club family. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming spring season and welcoming new faces to our growing community.

SPRING 2024 SEASON

23rd. May 2024

Typist Artist Pirate King 

Director: Carol Morley

Cast:  Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee

FILM INFO:

106 minutes, UK, 2023,

From acclaimed British filmmaker, Carol Morley, inspired by the extensive archive of forgotten artist Audrey Amiss, Typist, Artist, Pirate King is a dark, funny road movie. Using Amiss’s diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey goes on a road trip with her psychiatric nurse Sandra to a gallery in Sunderland to exhibit her art.

Exploring the growing friendship between these two very different women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, peace of mind and recognition Morleys latest feature is filled with adventure, humour and compassion.

Festivals:

Galway Film Fleadh 2023

Glasgow Film Festival 2023

Tallinn Black Nights Film festival 2022

” Typist Artist Pirate King”

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

April 2024

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

2019

1h 37m

Directors; Nilson, Michael  Shwartz.
Writers; Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz.
Stars; Zack Gottsagen, Ann Pierce, Dakota Johnson.

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.

" The Peanut Butter Falcon"

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

June 2024

'Truman'

2015
1h 48m

Director; Cesc Gay.
Writers; Tomàs Aragay, Cesc Gay.
Stars; Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Dolores Fonzi.

Tomas (Javier Camara, best known for Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her) flies from Montreal to Madrid to see his best friend Julian (the Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin, from the original The Secret in Their Eyes). Chemotherapy has failed to stop Julian’s cancer from spreading, so he’s chosen to live out his last months without hospitals or further treatment, a choice Tomas reluctantly respects.

The drama fills in in a fairly predictable shape, and sometimes director Cesc Gay and Tomas Aragay’s screenplay is not so much on the nose but right up the nostril. Yet it’s effective as a tearjerker, especially for anyone who’s ever loved an animal this deeply. Moreover, Camara and Darin contribute outstanding work here, a beautifully meshed pair of performances that reveals nearly everything you need to know about the characters and their inner lives through exchanged looks, shrugs and the odd arched eyebrow. Charming Madrid locations offer a pleasant bonus.

" Truman"

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

January 2024

BALLYWALTER

Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah

89 minutes.

Cast: Seana Kerslake, Patrick Kielty, Julian Moore-Cook, Conor MacNeill

Eileen - a sardonic, university drop-out - is back home in Belfast after a failed move to London. She scrapes by working as an unlicensed taxi driver (and a caustic barista). When Shane, who lives in self-exile after his marriage collapsed, calls a taxi, Eileen answers and a surprising connection is made. The pair form a friendship that will change them both.
Prasanna Puwanarajah’s debut feature Ballywalter, written by Stacey Gregg (Here Before), is a bitter-sweet comedy drama about the unexpected connections that can change the route of our lives. Seána Kerslake’s portrayal of the damaged but resilient Eileen is prickly, unsentimental and true, while Patrick Kielty - playing the complex, sensitive Shane - is nothing short of a revelation.

still from film ballywater

" BALLYWALTER"

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

February 2024

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

Director: Hannes Holm

CAST: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg,  Ida Engvoll

FILM INFO: 116 mins, Sweden/Norway 2016, Cert: 15A

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is a retiree struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife - a struggle that he angrily takes out on his neighbours by strictly enforcing the estate rules. Ove’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down when a young family move in next door. Despite his initial resistance, Ove slowly forms a bond with his new neighbours and discovers a whole new side of life...

Based on a novel and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars®, this Swedish hit is a bittersweet but charming tale of one man rediscovering himself after a devastating tragedy. Darkly comic but sensitively told, this is a true crowd-pleaser held together by a remarkable lead performance.

Festivals:

Cabourg Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Dublin International Film Festival

" A Man Called Ove"

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

March 2024

'Driving Madeline'

2022

1h 31m

Director; Christian Carion.

Writers; Cyril Gely, Christian Carion.

Stars; Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz.

A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past. Charles (Dany Boon) is a taxi driver in Paris, and he is having a very bad day. Some pressing personal debts are due, he's in danger of losing his driver's license to numerous traffic infractions, and his marriage, like Charles himself, is strained to the point of snapping. A quick fare in the suburbs seems like an easy distraction. Enter Madeleine (Line Renaud), an immaculately groomed 92-year-old woman, who informs Charles that the trip today will not be a direct one. She is moving into a care home and would like to make some stops along the way, predicting that this might be her last car ride through the city. Initially exasperated and grumbling, Charles is slowly lured in by her warm charm and directness, fascinated by the stories she wants to tell. Their ride takes them through the momentous locations of her life and we discover that she has had a shocking and very dramatic journey indeed. Their short friendship is sure to have a lasting impact as Madeleine listens to Charles confess his own worries, all of which she absorbs with candor and clarifying humor.

" Driving Madeline"

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