25 Jan. - 19 Apr. 2018

The Model Cinema: in partnership with Sligo Film Society

The Model cinema, in partnership with Sligo Film Society, brings audiences the best in international and independent film. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening.

Membership Season €80 Concession €60
Attendance at a single Screening €8 Concession €6
Membership available before each screening

All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.

Jan 11
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Sponsored by Cosgroves
Dir: Paul McGuigan UK 2017 105mins
Language: English
Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Waters

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy
Award-winning actor Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a much deeper relationship.

Jan 18
Call Me By Your Name
Dir Luca Guadagnino Italy/US/Brazil/France, 130 mins
Language: English, Italian, French
Starring: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge

It’s 1983, and 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is living in northern Italy with his family. It’s a carefree life of great food, classical music and summer romances. Everything changes with the arrival of Oliver (Armie Hammer), a summer intern for Elios father. The handsome American strikes up an
immediate bond with Elio, and the pair soon find themselves growing closer together.

Jan 25
Dir: Len Collin Ireland 2016 90 mins
Language: English
Starring: Charlene Kelly, Kieran Coppinger, Robert Doherty, Frank Butcher, Paul Connelly, Valerie Egan

Two people with disabilities – Larry has Down’s, Sophie has epilepsy -long to have some ‘together time’. While on an organised outing with their Care Worker, they attempt to escape for a romantic few hours together in a hotel room, but mayhem ensues! With superb acting, you will be crying and laughing.

Feb 1
Rosalie Blum
Director: Julien Rappeneau, , France , 95 minutes, 2016,
Language French
Starring: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau

Vincent shares his life between his hairdressing salon, his cousin, his cat, and his overbearing mother. But when he meets mysterious Rosalie Blum, he’s
convinced he knows her. Intrigued, he follows her, hoping to learn more. Thus begins an adventure full of surprises, encountering fantastic characters. An enchanting, witty film.

Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français

Feb 8
Dir Alain Gomis France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon 2017, 123 mins.
Language: Lingala, French
Starring: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka

Alain Gomis poetic sensibilities are to the fore in this 2017 Berlin Film Festival winner as he weaves a compelling tale about a resilient woman in Kinshasa. Félicité is the singer at a popular but dingy bar in the Congolese capital. Audiences flock to see her, enraptured by her soulful and sombre performances. When her son is involved in a terrible accident, Félicité must race to raise the money needed to pay for an urgent operation. But seeking help from spurned admirer Tabu might be a decision she will come to regret.

Feb 15
The Florida Project Sponsored by Hargadons
Director: Sean Baker 115 mins, USA, 2017, Language English
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto

Six-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) lives with her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) in a Florida motel. Along with her friends, Moonie spends the summer exploring the urban wilderness and getting into every sort of mischief. Halley, meanwhile, desperately tries to make ends meet. Kind but stern manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe) tries to keep his patience as rent goes unpaid and the hyperactive kids run wild.

Feb 22
Dir: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgarian, Greek,2016 101mins
Language: Bulgarian
Starring Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Ana Bratoeva

A railroad worker finds millions of Leva on the train tracks. Turning the money over to the police, the state rewards him with a new wrist watch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, the government, loses Petrov’s old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.

Mar 1
The Divine Order
Dir: Petra Swiss
Lang: German, English, Italian 2017, 95mins

Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives in 1971 with her husband and two sons in a quiet Swiss village. Here little is known about the social upheavals of the 1968 movement. The village and family peace, however, dwindles as Nora begins to work for women’s voting rights.

Mar 15
The Killing of the Sacred Deer
Dir: Yorgos Lanthium UK,Ireland 2017 121mins
Starring: Colin Farrel, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan.
Language: English

The title is a metaphor, as is the film’s central dramatic predicament. As allegories of extreme discomfort go, this one is masterly orchestrated in the vein of classic Kubrick. This is frontal attack on patriarchal assumptions in which an emasculating father figure may face his own hubris.

Mar 22
Happy End
Dir: Michael Haneke France, Austria, Germany 2017 108 min
Language: French/English Starring: Isobel Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Matthew Kassovitz

This is a satire on bourgeois values that essentially sees privilege as a terminal disease whose symptoms include boredom, indolence lovelesness, and to
which the only honest response is suicide or euthanasia. It is very funny and shows provocative demolition of the French class system.

Mar 29
Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia 2017 127 mins Language: Russian
Starring: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs, Alexey Fateev.

Director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) delivers an unforgiving portrait of Russia’s new middle class. Dysfunctional couple Zhenia (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Alexey Rozin) have had more than enough of each other, and neither one has much time to devote to their son, Alyosha (Matvei Novikov), until one morning they discover that he has disappeared without leaving a trace.

Apr 5
Dir: Jochaim Trier Norway / France / Sweden / Denmark 2017, 116 mins
Language: Norwegian Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Grethe Eltervag.

Having enrolled in university against the wishes of her strict, religious parents, Thelma (Eili Harboe) is a shy student who tends to tremble. When she meets the beautiful Anja (Kaya Wilkins), Thelma undergoes a transformation that she struggles to explain. From director Jochaim Trier, comes an unnerving, powerful thriller about the deviousness of human desire

Apr 12
The Square
Dir: Ruben Osflund Sweden, 2017 144 mins
Language: English/Swedish/Danish
Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Claes Bang, Terry Notary, Dominic West, Annica Lisjebald.

Nothing seems to fascinate the writer and director Ruben Östlund more than the life cycle of a bad decision. The Square is sprawling and ambitious, diving headlong into questions of art, sex, human morality, and the value of political correctness. – Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, 2017.

Apr 19
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Dir: Martin McDonagh USA, 2017 115 mins
Language: English
Starring: Frances Mc Dormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Drinkage, Abbey Cornish.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town’s revered chief of police. The film is as darks as they come, a pitchblack, laceratingly funny look at human nature at its most nasty, brutish and dim-witted.

Committee Members of Sligo Film Society:
Chairperson: Jack Lynch
Secretary: John Gault
Treasurer: Pat Doherty
PRO: Dave Gunne, Justin McCarthy, Hans Wieland, Denise Haugh, Edel Doherty, Patrick Curley, Ruairí McCann.