Events - FilmExhibition On Screen: The Impressionists the Musée du Luxembourg Paris, National Gallery London and Philadelphia Museum of Art, lucky viewers can uncover the story of art’s greatest revolutionaries in this stunning screened exhibition at the Lighthouse Cinema this May. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas and their compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, this compelling film has secured unique access to a major new exhibition focussing on the 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, the outspoken champion of Impressionism. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is perhaps the most comprehensive ever held about the Impressionists, and is a must for any art lover. Tickets Full price €15 Concession €12 Darklight Festival Block T1 –  6 Haymarket, Smithfield Dublin 7 Dates and full programme TBC Darklight is the foremost festival for independent creativity in Ireland. It has been associated with new cinematic practices and creative technology for the past 15 years. Darklight has its origins in digital culture and new paradigms in film production, distribution and marketing. Each year, a new area in creative thinking and practices is explored during Darklight's three day festival. Darklight celebrates and encourages new work and provides a platform for emerging filmmakers and artists, while introducing new work to a core audience of cultural influencers and innovators.   Darklight is distinctive as it provides a unique experience for its audience, who can engage with speakers and contributors in an open and shared creative environment.  It showcases experimental work that attracts the curiously cultural and is not readily shown elsewhere in Ireland.  It is our mission to stay diligently informed of the practices synonymous with the continued evolution of moving image storytelling and share this with an engaged audience.  Darklight's vision is curating a programme that continues to capture the imaginations of the next generation of innovators. Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2003, The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has fast become Ireland's premier feature film festival and takes place in Ireland's capital city over the course of eleven days and nights each February. JDIFF continues its commitment to celebrating film as an art form by presenting over 120 films from the four corners of the globe to the Irish Audience. The festival is a citywide event that takes place in all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. The majority of films shown at the film festival are Irish premieres, and for some of the films shown, the festival represents the only public screening that will take place in Ireland. Since its inauguration the festival has prided itself on creating a unique forum of exchange between the public and the filmmaking community through hosting a whole range of events that allow the public to interact with filmmakers in the form of public interviews, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Over the years an array of film talent has joined in with the celebration including Daniel Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson, among others, all of whom have graced the JDIFF red carpet. Audiences and industry members have been delighted to meet a widely diverse range of luminaries and gain insights in to every area of the film world including perspectives from directors, producers, screenwriters and critics such as Mike Leigh, John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Mc Donagh, Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Neil Gaiman, Jan Troell, Sarah Polley, Frederic Raphael and Todd McCarthy among many others. Irish Film Talent is celebrated as an integral part of the JDIFF programme each year by presenting Irish film in all its guises from archival, to documentary, to the very latest Irish feature films from first time film directors. In 2008 the festival inaugurated The Irish Talent Spotlight in order to profile exceptional new and established talent working in all areas of the Irish Film Industry. Ken Wardrop (Writer/Director), Margo Harkin (Producer), Tim Fleming (Director of Photography), Cartoon Saloon (Irish Animation Company) and Margeret Corkery (Writer/Director) have all been honoured as part of this initiative. Each year the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival presents The Volta Awards to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of film. Named for Ireland's first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre on Mary Street in Dublin, recipients of The Volta have included Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Consolata Boyle, George Morrison, Paolo Sorrentino and Thierry Fremaux. For more information click here Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake fantastic opportunity to experience the superb Bolshoi Ballet live from Moscow via satellite, marvel at the iconic company’s performance of Swan Lake from the Lighthouse Cinema on 25th January. At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; spurring young girls to try attract his attention as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful but cursed Princess Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the spell. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterised by elegance, style and harmony. With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must. Tickets Adults €20 Child/student €10 Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year’s Eve Gala in 2015 with the Berliner Philharmoniker, renowned pianist Menahem Pressler and conductor Sir Simon Rattle with a live concert screened in Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema on 31st December. Now in its fourth year, the New Year’s Eve Gala continues to grow, this year showcasing legendary pianist Menahem Pressler’s virtuosity and skill. Pressler has made recording and interpretation history for more than half a century with the Beaux Arts Trio, which he founded in 1955; and only last year made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut at the age of 90. For this year’s concert, Pressler has selected Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488, composed during Mozart’s prime in Vienna and one of his most beautiful contributions to the genre. Enjoy all this and more for a New Year’s Eve with a difference this December. Tickets Full price €15 Concession €12.50 Magic in the Moonlight Allen’s latest love letter to France, following his ode to its capital with Midnight in Paris, is Magic in the Moonlight, showing at the Pavilion Theatre on 22nd December. "An air of gallant enchantment" The Guardian Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Magic In The Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters positively reeling. In the end, the biggest trick in this film’s arsenal is the one that fools us all... "Beautifully made" Variety Tickets Full price €7.50 Concession €6.50 Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker incredible opportunity to experience the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet perform live from Moscow via satellite, enjoy their performance of The Nutcracker from the comfort of Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema on 21st December. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the world’ great classics. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically spring to life! The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army. With exquisite and iconic music by Tchaikovsky, audiences will revel at the enchanting sets and costumes in this beautiful tale of love, power and evil. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker. Tickets Adults €20 Child/student €10 White Christmas back to the golden age of Hollywood musicals with the classic 1954 festive favourite White Christmas on 21st December. A veritable treasure trove of composer Irving Berlin’s classics, including Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, Sisters, Blue Skies, audiences might just be moved to sing along to the perennial seasonal tune, White Christmas, too.  Starring the iconic Bing Crosby and the inimitable Danny Kaye as two talented song-and-dance men who team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business, one winter they join forces with a talented sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek out to Vermont for a white Christmas. With plenty of the requisite fun and schmoozing with the ladies, the real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn they’re staying at is run by their old army general who's now in dire financial trouble. Will some snazzy showbiz save the day?  The results are the stuff that the silver screen was made for, in this classic, old-fashioned cinematic gem.  Miracle on 34th Street some magical festive cinema with the heartwarming Miracle on 34th Street at Draiocht on 16th December. Starring the late Richard Attenborough as old St Nick, a little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus, and so doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. With two showings, at 4pm and 7.30pm, don’t miss this festive favourite. Local film scholars Ann Downey and Mary Gillan will also provide a brief introduction to the film and lead a free discussion afterwards. Ticket price includes an optional small pre-film hot chocolate at Draiocht's Betelnut Cafe. Tickets Adults €8.50 Concession €7 Children €5   Ida 60s Poland, young novitiate nun Anna is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Watch acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski’s stirring film Ida, at the Pavilion Theatre on 15th December. "A film masterpiece" The New Yorker With acclaimed documentary and feature films under his belt, the award-winning Ida is the first film Pawel Pawlikowski has made in his native Poland. Anna, an orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to take her vows when she’s sent to visit Wanda, her aunt and only living relative. A cynical, hard-drinking Communist Party judge, Wanda reveals that Anna’s real name is Ida and that her parents were Jews murdered during the Nazi occupation. The two embark on an unusual journey through the wintry countryside to unearth their family’s dark history. Both graceful and haunting, the sombre setting of 1960s Poland suggests an austere combination of Catholicism, Communism, and the Holocaust, but Ida is vibrant and intimate, a subtle portrait of two contrasting women: the sheltered Ida, who is exploring her faith, and Wanda, who - having seen the worst of humanity - has no faith left.   Dinosaur 13 the true tale of the discovery of the world’s largest and most complete T Rex skeleton, and the infuriating politics that ensued, with Todd Douglas Miller’s acclaimed documentary Dinosaur 13. On 12th August 1990, in the badlands of South Dakota, paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute unearthed the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. It was the find of a lifetime - the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery. Nicknamed Sue, two years later when the FBI and the National Guard showed up, battle lines were drawn over ownership of the incredibly dinosaur find. The US government, world-class museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists became the Goliath to Larson’s David, as he and his team fought to keep their dinosaur and wrestled with intimidation tactics that threatened their very freedom as well. “Do not miss” - The Irish Times Dinosaur 13 chronicles an unprecedented saga in American history and details the fierce battle to possess a 65-million-year-old treasure. With consummate skill, filmmaker Todd Miller excavates layer after layer, exposing human emotion in a dramatic tale that is as complex as it is fascinating. "A stirring blend of love story, courtroom drama and professional tragedy" - The New York Times Don’t miss this compelling journey of scientific discovery and competing politics at the Pavilion Theatre on 8th December. Exhibition On Screen: Rembrandt the National Gallery, London and the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam, comes the unrivalled opportunity to view Rembrandt’s lauded works from the comfort of Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema on 2nd December. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major new show hosted by the National Gallery and the Rijksmuseum is a truly unique event. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. This superb exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, long considered to have been his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man, and as an artist. Exploring each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, viewers can discover the truth about the man behind the legend. Tickets Full price €15 Concession €12 Wakolda the award-winning director of XXY and The Fish Child, Lucia Puenzo’s Wakolda (The German Doctor) played to critical acclaim at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and earned accolades the world over; catch this compelling South American film at the Pavilion Theatre this December. In Patagonia in 1960 a German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens his obsession with purity and perfection, in particular Lilith, a 12 year-old with a body too small for her age. Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest. As the family are all gradually won over by his charisma, elegant manners, scientific knowledge and his money — little do they know they are about to discover his deep, dark and unforgivable secret. Nominated for 2013’s Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard award, this stark and unsettling film is an absolute must-see. Tickets Full price €7.50 Concession €6.50 Stanley Kubrick Season’t miss the chance to indulge in a spectacular season of film with a full retrospective of the works of iconic director Stanley Kubrick, at The Lighthouse Cinema. Screening all of the cinematic genius’ feature films, this diverse array of masterpieces are a testament to the power of visual and aural storytelling and merit the biggest of screen outings. Not just a director but an editor, cinematographer, screenwriter, producer and more, few filmmakers have made the indelible impact Kubrick did on the industry. Responsible for an array of films considered the greatest of all time, including Spartacus, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and 2001: A Space Odyssey; Kubrick fans will relish these special screenings, while newcomers will recognise the origins of a style of movie-making debuted by the director still evident throughout cinema to this day. With a catalogue bookended by 1953’s Fear and Desire and 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut, the Kubrick season is a sumptuous serving of cinema’s best. Don’t forget to keep the witching night free for The Shining-themed Halloween party at The Lighthouse too. Tickets €7.50 - €9 Concessions are available for some screenings.