26 Feb. 2013
Presented in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute, www.ifi.ie
The Model Cinema, welcomes March with a variety of enthralling cinematic experiences and exceptional performances, from winners of The Cannes Film Festival to Oscar nominees.
The spring season continues this week with a Danish spine-tingling thriller, ‘The Hunt’. Thomas Vinterberg directs this powerful and unsettling film that is complemented by an utterly compelling storyline set against a backdrop of insatiably good cinematography. The emotive lead role has won Mads Mikkelsen best actor at The Cannes Film Festival, an extremely talented actor still best known as the Bond villain in ‘Casino Royal’. Mikkelsen plays a popular teacher working as a kindergarten assistant, recently divorced and a cheerful participant in the local annual deer hunt, until a serious accusation is made against him and the situation violently escalates out of control.
Later in the month, The Model will screen, ‘The Sessions’, Helen Hunt is nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a fearless sex therapist in this touching witty true-life story of the writer, Mark O’Brien (played by John Hawkes, who was brilliant as the freakish leader of a cult in last year’s, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’).
To celebrate St. Patrick’s day The Model will screen, Dreamtime, Revisited, a documentary by Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Julius Ziz is a “walkabout in dreamtime Ireland” inspired by the works of Irish writer, poet and philosopher, John Moriarty considered by many “as a major writer, comparable to Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Scored by a beautiful soundtrack composed by Peadar Ó Riada.
The Model Cinema programme is available to view online on The Model website, www.themodel.ie/film > or by calling the box office on 071-9141405. Screening Times: Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm, with Sunday matinee at 3pm.
Admission: Full Price – €8/ Student& Concession Price – €6/ Online Price: €7. Present your cinema ticket at Slice Café at The Model and gain a 10% discount on your purchase
22 Jan. 2013
The spring film picks are in the process of being selected! Stay tuned to the website and our facebook to find out more……..so far so good and we are excited to annouce these titles.. preliminarily! Some Oscar favourites in there too!
IFI@The Model – schedule 2013
Wed. 30 Jan. The Master – confirmed
(Thurs. 31 Jan. No cinema due to an another event)
Sun. 03 Feb. The Master – confirmed
Wed. 06 Feb The Master – confirmed
Thurs 07 Feb. The Master – confirmed
Sun 10 Feb. The Master – confirmed
Wed. 13 Feb. The Master – confirmed
Thurs. 14 Feb. Beasts of the Southern Wild
Sun 17 Feb. Beasts of the Southern Wild
Wed. 20 Feb. Beasts of the Southern Wild
[No Cinema – Thurs 21 Feb. due to music event]
Sun 24 Feb. The Hunt
Wed. 27 Feb. The Hunt
Thurs 28 Feb. The Hunt
Sun 03 March The Sessions
Wed. Mar 06 The Sessions
Thurs . Mar 07 The Sessions
[No cinema – Sunday 10 March due to music event]
Wed. Mar 13 – Dreamtime Revisited
Thurs. Mar. 14 – Dreamtime Revisited
Sun. Mar. 17 – Dreamtime Revisited
11 Jun. 2012
Wes Anderson is easily my favourite director. He is quirky, imaginative and funny all while staying totally grounded and emotional. His films always tell of slightly unattainable characters that are strange with each other and their surroundings yet are connectable as they are vulnerable and human. Even though they are out of the ordinary, they still remain natural at the heart of their character. This is part due to the actors, (most of which work regularly with Wes Anderson), the writing and the unique vision of Wes Anderson himself.
Anderson’s style is creative and beautiful to watch.
He has written and directed seven features to date including, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. All of which feature his regular cast member Bill Murray (also starring in Moonrise Kingdom). Murray has had an illustrious career in cinema but has really come in to his own with his work with Jim Jarmusch and especially Anderson.
Other regular cast members include Angelica Houston, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Seymour Cassel. Some of which pop up in Moonrise Kingdom, along with new-comer’s such as Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel and Tilda Swinton.
Moonrise tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall in love and run away together. The locals set out to track down the two youngsters and in doing so end up unearthing secrets and truths about themselves, their families and their fellow town’s people. Set on an Island off the coast of New England in the sixties and in keeping with Anderson’s style it’s sure to be a visual treat as well as an entertaining and engaging hour and a half.
It is screening in the Model Cinema for 2 weeks, starting on the 27th of June through to the 8th of July and I can’t wait to see it!
“Anderson is telling us about his own story by the sounds of it. He is the 12 years old boy, he has just experienced his first love while at Summer camp, and immediately rushed to a camera to tell us, his pen pals, the story”. IMBD
23 Mar. 2012
As always The Model brings you the most exciting newly released cinema on offer, and the coming weeks are no exception. Our new double screenings (6.15 & 8.15pm) bring you twice the opportunity to see and enjoy a great selection of the latest movies.
Next Wednesday evening sees Martha Marcy May Marlene open at The Model. The film has been getting great reviews over the last few weeks and looks like a great choice for those of you who enjoy a good psychological thriller.
Other highlights over the coming weeks include “Margaret”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466893/, starring Anna Paquin as a New York teenager who witnesses a fatal accident and Stella Days, which is being hailed as an ‘Irish Cinema Paradiso’.
In April, a film that looks like it’s going to be visually stunning is Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna. The film is a reimagining of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles relocated to India. Always a fan of the book I know I can’t wait to see it.
Another film that looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun is This Must be the Place starring Sean Penn and fledgling Irish actress (and Bono’s daughter) Eve Hewson. The film, which was party shot in Dublin, traces a retired rock star sets out to find the ex-Nazi war criminal who executed his father. The film gets a nice review from Donald Clarke in today’s Irish Times.
Also coming soon are a few offerings for younger audiences. A special screening of The Gruffalo’s Child will take place on 1 April, and Ratatouille will be shown to mark the SO Sligo Food festival on Sunday 20th March.
For times and dates of all screenings check out our cinema page.