Events - FilmDarklight 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 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 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.   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 Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival flagship festival of the Irish Film Institute, the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival returns for its 15th year this November boasting a catalogue of Gallic treasures over 12 days and nights. Attracting thousands of cinefiles to the IFI every year owing to its broad selection of films (many straight from Cannes), and with a selection of new features, documentaries and of course, the classics, there’s definitely something for everyone. Over its many successful years the festival has hosted some of the most distinguished and revered names in French cinema, from Juliette Binoche, Arnaud Desplechin, and Emmanuelle Devos, to Xavier Beauvois, Jane Birkin, and Isabelle Carré, to name but a glittering few. A diversity of French films have also premiered in Ireland at the festival since its inception, including Amour, L’Humanité, L’Esquive, Un Prophète and Être et Avoir. Watch this space for the delectable French film feast as the programme details are announced in early October. Back to the Future: Enchantment Under the Sea Dance you love all things Back to the Future, then it’s time to power up the flux capacitor and hop in the DeLorean to get back to 1955 via The Sugar Club, on 15th November. The intimate Dublin venue will be transformed for a reimagining of Back to the Future’s 1955 Enchantment Under the Sea Dance. Now in it’s third year, this excellent event includes a screening of Robert Zemeckis’ hilarious time-traveling comedy-caper, followed by the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance - where audiences can experience the 1950s at Hill Valley High School’s Prom. Have your photo taken in a real DeLorean time machine, and get swing-dancing to live band Marvin and The Starlighters, who’ll blast out the movie’s awesome soundtrack. Retro DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers will also have you jiving with their party hits from 1955 to 1985. Get into Marty McFly mode by dressing up in 50s or 80s prom style. Have your photo taken in the nautical-themed photo booth or in a DeLorean (!), and see who gets crowned Prom King, Prom Queen or Class Clown. Be there or be square! Schedule Screening 7.30pm Dance 10.30pm Tickets Screening & Dance €19 Dance €10 Smashing Science Screenings Science Week at The chq Building, IFSC, Dublin 1, with Happenings’ trio of super screenings. Combining film, science, fascinating discussions and a few beers, this ought to be right up any scientist’s street. The Smashing Science programme is co-presented by Insight, AMBER, UCD Science Expression and Happenings who have come together to host this superb series of films from 13th - 15th November. Thursday 13th – Particle Fever Friday 14th – Moneyball Saturday 15th – The Man in the White Suit Enjoy these fun-fact-packed evenings of film, discussion and exploration, with each screening preceded by an inspiring short film to introduce the evening’s theme. Audiences can also participate in the dynamic post screening panel which includes contributions from leading scientists and thinkers. Particle Fever Celebrating 60 years of CERN (The European Organisation for Nuclear Research), opening night features a screening of this multi-award winning feature documentary. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. The post screening discussion, moderated by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, broadcaster and member of the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, celebrates discovery and reveals the very human stories behind this epic machine with Irish scientists who have worked and collaborated with CERN programmes over the years. Moneyball Exploring the functions of big data and analytics in sport and based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. While Hollywood is known for never letting the facts get in the way of a good story, it turns out that Moneyball is quite an accurate account of what Billy Beane did for the Oakland Athletics in 2002. Brad Pitt stars as Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's who has an epiphany - that all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane has to outsmart the richer clubs. Teaming up with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), they form an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It's more than baseball, it's a revolution – using data analytics to get ahead of the curve. The post screening discussion introduces the scientists from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics working with leading sports professionals in Ireland to improve understanding and performance at the highest level. What’s really going on behind the scenes in training and planning in cutting edge sports science? The Man in the White Suit This screening looks to the past to see how science, invention and innovation were presented in the clever and often dark comedy The Man in the White Suit. In the 1951 film, timid Sidney Stratton, played by Sir Alec Guinness, is a brilliant research chemist and Cambridge scholarship recipient. Stratton is determined to create an ever-lasting fibre that repels dirt. His invention troubles the establishment, big business and the fearful public. Stratton goes on the run trying to outwit his detractors and defend his invention. The post screening discussion includes a lively review of the film in which materials scientists from AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) discuss where we are now in the race to create fantastic materials of the future through the wonders of nano science and technology. Free beers are included with admission. National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men incredible opportunity to see James Franco and Chris O’Dowd’s critically-acclaimed turns in the Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, The Lighthouse Cinema is screening the National Theatre Live recording of the play on 6th November. In a lauded revival of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's depression-era play, witness this powerful portrait of the American spirit and its heart-breaking testament to the unbreakable bonds of friendship, directed by the award-winning Anna D. Shapiro. Nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd, this excellent production also features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award-winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). Heralded as a “moving masterpiece” by Time Magazine, audiences won’t fail to be compelled by this enduring tale. Tickets Full price €12 Concession €9 Halloween @ IFI: Invasion of the Body Snatchers Halloween at the Irish Film Institute with an eerie horror classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. As enduring as science-fiction films come, Invasion of the Body Snatchers has seen its fair share of remakes. However it’s Don Siegel’s 1956 allegory for Cold War paranoia and the rise of McCarthyism in the US that has proven most poignant. In the town of Santa Mira, Doctor Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is confronted with patients claiming that family members have been replaced by imposters. Initially dismissing these concerns as mass hysteria, Bennell comes to believe something more sinister is happening than the townsfolk had ever imagined – ‘pod people’ from outer space have begun their invasion of Earth. Still loaded with the power to scare and unnerve, this monochrome classic is perfect for the night that’s in it. An American Werewolf in London better to celebrate Halloween than by scaring yourself silly with a creepy cult classic? Enjoy a fright-fest in the comfy 26-seat cinema of Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2, with An American Werewolf in London. American college students David and Jack are enjoying a walking tour of Britain when they’re attacked by a monstrous werewolf whose existence none of the locals will admit to... A gory 80s delight, the film’s impressive effects still hold up today, making for a highly original, atmospheric and deliciously witty, horror gem. Enjoy the film, popcorn and a San Pellegrino beverage for €14 or a San Pellegrino cocktail for €18. Or enjoy the film with popcorn and a San Pellegrino fruit drink and indulge in a two-course meal from the table d’hôte menu in Francesca’s Restaurant for €31. Discotekken Halloween Bash up the Halloween theme with a rip-roaring do courtesy of party-juggernauts Discotekken, at The Sugar Club on the witching night itself. Ghoulish guys and gals can enjoy a screening of the mockumentary that started a whole genre - This Is Spinal Tap, and Monster Mash the night away with live 80s tribute band Shift, and hip hop DJs Nicholas Salvatore Igino DiMaio, Handsome Paddy, Dennis Cassidy, Louis Scully, and Richard Beardsworth. Get creative with some free screen printing from Damn Fine Print (just bring a tee or something to print on), and indulge in deadly delights with Gruel Guerilla and a special spooky hip hop bake sale providing the treats. And if that wasn’t enough, get a free face of 80s make-up from Suz Bogan, to really get with the eerie 80s theme.   Hotel Transylvania & The Wolf Man the ghoulish mood to Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1, Happenings are hosting a free Halloween movie extravaganza, with a bumper double bill on 30th October. This is the first time the Happenings gang have taken over Wolfe Tone Square (which, aptly enough, is an old graveyard), so the theme is suitably wolfy and is sure to get the whole family into the spooky spirit. Hotel Transylvania: 6pm 2012, duration 91 minutes, PG Get your ghoulish little guys together and take a trip to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. For one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters - Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem - but his world could come crashing down when a human stumbles upon the hotel for the first time and takes a shine to Mavis... The Wolf Man: 8pm 1941, duration 70 minutes, PG A classic horror starring Lon Chaney Junior from 1941, The Wolf Man sees Larry Talbot return home to his father following his brother’s death, after 18 years away. Now the heir to the family estate, Larry is warmly welcomed back by his father, and soon settles into local life. Late one evening while out walking, Larry is bitten by a wolf. While fables and myths abound about werewolves and beasts that are half-man and half-wolf - for Larry, those myths may just be all too real... Grab the picnic basket, a warm blanket, a flask, some popcorn and a few pals, and settle into an eerie evening in the creepy capital.  Psycho - Live novel way to mark the run up to Halloween, get screeched out of your seat by those infamous stabbing strings at a special screening of Hitchcock’s Psycho on 30th October. Experience this cinematic masterpiece with a live performance of Bernard Herrmann’s spine-tingling score, courtesy of the renowned RTÉ Concert Orchestra.  Unrivalled in its thrilling and palpable suspense, follow icy blonde Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) as she makes a fateful stop at Bates Motel and encounters the seemingly timid Norman (an unforgettable Anthony Perkins), and of course, his mother.  Terrifically tense audiences will by perched on the edge of their seats thanks to the live, superb strings-only score.  National Theatre Live: Frankenstein live in London’s National Theatre, audiences will be thrilled by Academy-Award-winner Danny Boyle’s production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, screened at The Lighthouse Cinema this autumn. With two screenings, cinema-goers have their pick of who they see perform the main roles, with the renowned Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch alternating the parts of Victor Frankenstein and his gruesome creation. Having enjoyed a sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas worldwide. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horrified maker. Encountering cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. With captivating themes of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale is not to be missed. Screenings 30th October: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Creature, Jonny Lee Miller plays Frankenstein. 6th November: Jonny Lee Miller plays the Creature, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein. Tickets Full price €9 Concession €7.50 Hocus Pocus spooktacular cinematic treat just in time for Halloween, enjoy the bewitching favourite Hocus Pocus in the comfy 26-seater cinema of Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2. A trio of three-century-old witches are inadvertently resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on - when else? Halloween night, leaving it up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witchcraft and mayhem that ensues. A cult classic starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus should get you in the spooky spirit in no time. Enjoy the film, popcorn and a San Pellegrino beverage for €14 or a San Pellegrino cocktail for €18. Or enjoy the film with popcorn and a San Pellegrino fruit drink and indulge in a two-course meal from the table d’hôte menu in Francesca’s Restaurant for €31. The Shining of the Lighthouse Cinema’s excellent Stanley Kubrick season, this spooky time of year just wouldn’t be complete without a maniacal yell of “Here’s Johnny!”. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" - or, rather, a homicidal one in Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can finally write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family at the hotel; Jack remains unperturbed, but little Danny's 'shining' hints otherwise. Over the course of that long winter, will Wendy discover just what Jack gets up to in his study all day? And what the hotel itself has done to Jack? Catch The Shining on 29th October, and if you’ve got the guts, again on 2nd November. Cinema Book Club: American Psycho for cinephiles and book worms, the Lighthouse Cinema’s monthly get together is the ideal opportunity to discuss literature and its film adaptations with like-minded enthusiasts. This month director Mary Harron’s graphic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho gets the Cinema Book Club treatment. Starring Christian Bale in a career defining role as wealthy New York investment banking executive Patrick Bateman, who beneath his suave exterior hides a shocking alternate psychopathic ego. As he continues to conceal his gruesome other self from his co-workers and friends, Patrick escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies. Read the book, watch the film and get discussing, at this captivating meeting of minds.   OrpheĆ© (Orpheus) Part of the marvellously macabre Bram Stoker Festival, enjoy a screening of Jean Cocteau’s 1950 film Orpheé (Orpheus) on 27th October. This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. Fallen out of favour and lost for poetic inspiration, Orpheé (Jean Marais) becomes obsessed with a mysterious black-clad princess (Maria Casarès) who first claims the life of a rival poet, and then Eurydice (Marie Déa), his wife. With its unforgettable imagery – the dissolving mirror through which characters pass into the next world, the leather-clad, death-dealing motorcyclists, and Cocteau’s magical special effects – Orpheé is a work of haunting beauty that follows the poetic logic of a dream.     Bram Stoker Festival Screening: The Lost Boys very vampiric and indulge in some blood-sucking entertainment with an outdoor screening of the 80s classic The Lost Boys, at Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square, 26th October. “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.”   When brothers Sam and Mike move to a new town plagued with bikers and mysterious deaths, to say they fall in with the wrong crowd is a bit of an understatement. Mike meets a beautiful girl and begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism, fearing for Mike’s and his own safety, Sam recruits two young local vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire. Boasting an all-star 80s teen cast including Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, Joel Schumacher’s teen-comedy-horror hybrid is a macabre must-see. The Cure: In Orange close to seeing The Cure and Robert Smith’s kohled eyes this Halloween season, get your hairspray and smudge your lipstick for an unmissable screening of the concert film, The Cure: In Orange. Performed against the backdrop of the ancient Roman venue; Theatre Antique d’Orange, it captures band’s incredible performance in the French Countryside in 1986. This rarely shown concert film features 23 songs in a now legendary performance, and having only been released on VHS and laser disc, true fans will appreciate this outdoor ‘concert’ of sorts, screened in Meeting House Square. Admission is free but booking is essential. Over 18s only. IFI Horrorthon: Surprise Film of the IFI’s annual palpitation-inducing Horrorthon festival, prepare yourself for a step into the unknown with a surprise film from this gory genre on 26th October. As always, every effort is being made to secure something that will prove a hit with all horror-lovers, and as this is one of the frightening festival’s most popular slots, be sure to get your tickets good and early. If you dare, of course.   Rub-a-Dublin Reggae Festival of the awesome Beatyard Festival, get ready for some reggae at the day-long Rub-a-Dublin Reggae Festival on 26th October. Presented by Irish Moss Records and the Twisted Pepper, go vinyl hunting at the pop-up record store, watch some Jamaican cinema, sample some tasty Caribbean barbecue, see art displays, or chill out in the Smoking Loft & Rum Bar. The very best in live Irish and international reggae artists will also be on hand to see you relax through the afternoon at this one-off Caribbean spectacular. Admission for the 100 people before 6pm is free, after 6pm admission is €12. Irish Film Premiere: Beautiful Noise the shoegazers and the indie aficionados, don’t miss the Irish premiere of the seminal music documentary Beautiful Noise, charting the influence of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine on every up and coming band that came after them. “They didn't sell a lot of records but everyone who heard them started a band” The first-ever documentary about one of the most influential, underground music movements of the 20th century, catch it at The Screen Cinema, Townsend Street, Dublin 2 on 26th October. Detailing just how these groups’ groundbreaking music inspired generations of bands, throughout the late 80s and early 90s, there evolved a fascinating period when some innovative musicians mixed guitar noise into conventional pop song structures while maintaining a philosophy of letting the music speak for itself. Featuring The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan and The Cure’s Robert Smith, musos will marvel at the unique movements impact and enduring legacy.   Wizard of Oz at one of the silver screen’s finest achievements this October with the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, at the Pavilion Theatre. Revel in Judy Garland’s iconic screen role as the kind-natured Dorothy, whose neighbour threatens to take away her precious little dog, Toto. When Dorothy regrets a momentary runaway from home, on her attempt to return she, Toto and her house are caught in a twister and transported to the garish, colour-saturated Land of Oz.  With the house happening to land atop Oz’s Wicked Witch of the East, the witch’s demise makes Dorothy an instant celebrity. However when the Wicked Witch of the West hears of her sister’s death, she soon arrives and threatens revenge.  Dorothy must escape from Oz by following the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where the great Wizard of Oz can help her return to Kansas.  With the help of some friends made along the way, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion, will Dorothy get to the great Wizard on time? And will the Wicked Witch of the West succeed in her revenge? Filled with extravagant sets, costumes and legendary song and dance routines, Dorothy’s adventures in Oz are a pure delight for all ages, and reveal to even the hard-hearted, that there’s no place like home.  Tickets All €5 Family €18 IFI Horrorthon: Night of the Demon of the greats of British horror, enjoy Night of the Demon as part of the Irish Film Institute’s annual Horrorthon on 24th October. Adapted from one of MR James’ famed ghost stories, Jacques Tourneur’s 1957 film sees a once-sceptical American psychologist investigating a satanic cult suspected of multiple murders, and follows his attempts to wrangle free of the curse its leader has placed on him. Starring Dana Andrews, Niall MacGinnis and Peggy Cummins, this suitably dark vintage horror should see audiences get into the spooky spirit while perched on the edge of their seats.   Double Bill: Hellraiser & Hellbound part of the Irish Film Institute’s annual Horrorthon, scare yourself silly with a double bill of British horror classics Hellraiser and its sequel, Hellbound, on 24th October. Based on the director Clive Barker’s own novella, these 1987 and 1988 fearsome flicks are being screened late night for that extra chill factor. Graphically depicting the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house, only to discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs, this film will have you gripping the arm rests. Having lost his earthly body to a trio brainwashed demons known as the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor… If you can handle the horror, stick around for Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, and let your nerves get positively shredded.   IFI Horrorthon Horrorthon returns for its 17th edition, providing audiences with the opportunity to enjoy the best of new international genre productions, as well as a number of judiciously selected classics. Last year we revisied Tobe Hooper’s unfairly neglected Lifeforce, and Hammer’s The Mummy, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.  As always, IFI Horrorthon is a must-attend event for any genre fan. Price: Tickets for individual films starting at €9.00 Booking: The Beatyard celebrating it’s 10th edition, The Beatyard Festival returns from 16th - 26th October with a whopping 10 days of gigs, clubbing, expos, film, talks, workshops and a generous helping of good vibes. With the aim of bringing music, media and culture enthusiasts together so they can meet like-minded aficionados and make exciting, great discoveries; Beatyard passionately showcases the capital’s best and brightest. From the brains behind two of the city’s most beloved venues The Twisted Pepper and The Bernard Shaw, revellers will not be disappointed by the festival’s 10th outing. Taking place across vibrant city-wide venues such as Indigo & Cloth, Bernard Shaw, The Sugar Club, Whelan’s, 3Fe, Wall&Keogh, The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club, MVP and more, the stellar line-up includes: Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani exhibition Stephen Kellog Moanments of Happiness exhibition This Greedy Pig DJs Jacques Renault The Ha’penny Flea Souleymane ‘Cobra’ Camara drumming workshop Moon Boots Shabazz Palaces Tickets €5 - €22.50 depending on the event. Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin Romania’s rich music, film, theatre, literature, visual arts and intellectual culture from 7th - 25th October with Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin. Created through a collaboration between London’s Romanian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Romania in Ireland, festival-goers can enjoy this diverse programme as internationally-acclaimed artists and intellectual luminaries promote the discovery and appreciation of the country. Indulge in a festival line-up that boasts film director Stere Gulea, composer Shaun Davey and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, actors Oana Pellea, Razvan Vasilescu and Gabriel Spahiu, historian Adrian Cioroianu, writer Peter Hurley, poet Ioan Es. Pop, director Dieter Auner, curator Roxana Gibescu, DJ Nico de Transilvania, and the Male Choir of Sibiu University, among others. Programme Present Immemorial Free 7th October, 6pm, The National Library of Ireland Acclaimed poet Ioan Es. Pop and travel writer and cultural animator Peter Hurley read excerpts from their latest books and discuss the inexhaustible, mysterious appeal of Transylvania’s ancient ways in a conversation moderated by Stephen Collins of The Irish Times. The readings are preceded by the screening of Dieter Auner’s documentary Off the Beaten Track, an elegiac homage to the old rite of transhumance. The Sound of Afterlife €13 - €40 8th October, 8pm, The National Concert Hall As the opening event of Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin, Irish composer Shaun Davey presents his haunting exploration of one of Europe’s eeriest places, the Merry Cemetery of Sapânta, Maramures, located in one of the most unspoiled and archaic corners of Romania. A presentation by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, this performance is conducted by David Brophy. Special guests include The Male Voice Choir of Sibiu University, vocalist Rita Connolly, uilleann piper and whistle player Liam O'Flynn, solo percussionist Noel Eccles, and Members of Dun Laoghaire Choral Society. Communism as Curriculum Vitae €10 10th October, 6.30pm, Irish Film Institute Enjoy a special screening of I’m an Old Communist Hag, a bittersweet tale of survival and redemption in the most adverse times, starring legendary actress Luminita Gheorghiu (Death of Mr Lazarescu, Child’s Pose). The screening is followed by a Q&A with its veteran director Stere Gulea. The Blouse that Changed the World Free 14th - 24th October, 6pm, European Union House, 18 Dawson Street Made famous by Matisse and exalted to global fashion status by the hippie generation, the traditional Romanian blouse is the seductive conclusion of centuries of craftsmanship and chromatic imagination. The 'Maiastra – The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse' exhibition is produced by Galateca Gallery from Bucharest, and exposes the sartorial, symbolic, and artistic connections of this iconic artefact.   Romania Revealed Free 23rd October, 6pm, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Historian, TV personality and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adrian Cioroianu examines the last 100 remarkable years of Romania’s past in a rollercoaster journey that starts in the trenches of the World War I and ends in the corridors of Brussels. Chaired by Dr Graeme Murdock, Director of The Centre for European Studies, Cioroianu’s 2013 documentary A Century for Romania will also be screened. Play Ionesco €14 - €16 25th October, 8pm, Project Arts Centre Experience an incredible, multi-award winning production of Eugène Ionesco’s famous play, The Chairs, with a star-studded ensemble directed by stage virtuoso Felix Alexa. A production of Bulandra Theatre Bucharest, the cast includes Oana Pellea, Razvan Vasilescu and Gabriel Spahiu. This is performed in Romanian with English subtitles. Vampirology Free 25th October, 9pm, The Mercantile, 28 Dame Street As expected from a nation that knows how to party, The Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin concludes with an extravaganza of music, imagery and delicious food and drink sampling. With entertainment from the inexhaustible diva of Balkan electro, DJ Nico de Transilvania, this event is also part of the Bram Stoker Festival. 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. The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview British artist Nathaniel Mellors’ intriguing new film work ‘The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview’ at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios this September. Revolving around an interview between Truson, a character from an earlier Mellors work and an apparently genuine Neanderthal man, the piece is set in a large cave called E-Den, a metaphorical place representative of the shift from the hunter-gatherer mode of human existence to the more knowledge-based Neolithic way of life. Until recent discoveries, it was widely believed that Neanderthals were incapable of making art, and that the emergence of art marked a shift in consciousness toward the intelligent and creative modern human mind. The Sophisticated Neanderthal character (played by Patrick Kennedy) has been exiled from E-Den by a mysterious organisation called the Sporgo. He claims that the Sporgo control all cave art, and that that his earlier work was accepted because it was ‘more Sporgo-ey’. He smokes coloured Nat Sherman cigarettes, and is confused from drinking too much ‘ant juice’. As the action unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear that it’s the Neanderthal who is in control of the situation, as opposed to Truson, his naive interviewer.