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Short (Imogen Murphy, 1999)
Marty is immediately smitten by Alison. He's good looking, funny and friendly. There's just one problem. Marty is short—about three feet high in fact. If only Alison could 'look past the obviou… Read more

SUMMIT, The (Nick Ryan, 2013)
"This remarkable film puts us in their shoes – literally between the world's most ferocious rock and the icy hard place of imminent death." – Hollywood Reporter ... In the tradition of Ke… Read more

TEENAGE KICKS: THE UNDERTONES (Tom Collins, 2001)
In Teenage Kicks: The Undertones, veteran BBC radio DJ John Peel - a man who's interviewed practically every notable independent muso of the past thirty years - takes his first visit to Derry in the … Read more

Ten Steps, The (Brendan Muldowney, )
[The Ten Steps] has all the ingredients of a standard horror yarn: a creaky house with a terminal draft problem and a babysitter who should know better than to go into the cellar during a blackout. B… Read more

THE BUTCHER BOY (Neil Jordan, 1997)
Based on Patrick McCabe's contemporary literary masterpiece, The Butcher Boy tells the story of 12 year-old Francie Brady, a boy whose near-fantasy world adventures with his best friend Joe differ ma… Read more

THE END OF THE WORLD MAN (Bill Miskelly, 1985)
Ten-year-old Paula D'Arcy lives in the suburbs of Belfast. Her world, and that of her friends, centres on playing in 'The Glen', an overgrown wasteland in the neighbourhood that boasts a brook full o… Read more

THE FIELD (Jim Sheridan, 1990)
It was while shooting My Left Foot that director Jim Sheridan re-read a play called "The Field". Ray McAnally, the actor who portrayed Christy Brown's father, had once played the lead role on stage a… Read more

THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh, 2011)
"Scabrous, profane, violent, verbally adroit and often hilarious." - Hollywood Reporter ... The buddy cop genre gets an Irish reworking in The Guard, the gleefully chaotic debut feature from writer-d… Read more

The Living Soil (Atma Ram, 1960)
Deep in the soil pests lurk in wait to attack the roots of plants. We are shown some impressive close-ups of these insects whilst the commentary tells us some disturbing facts about the world beneath… Read more

The Return of the Islander (James Mulkerns, 1970)
An Irishman, working in London as a labourer, is called back to his home on the Aran Islands, to join a friend in a deep-sea fishing venture. ... While waiting for the arrival of their trawler, we se… Read more

Thirty Five Aside (Damien O'Donnell, 1995)
Fitting into a new school is hard work particularly with a dad who can't seem to stay out of prison, some grand scale schoolyard terrorism and the biggest and most embarrasing school bag you have eve… Read more

Undressing My Mother (Ken Wardrop, )
Ken Wardrop's award-winning film is an intimate portrait of an elderly, overweight woman, which reveals her perspective on issues of love, ageing and body image. It screened at the Critics' Week in C… Read more

WHAT RICHARD DID (Lenny Abrahamson, 2012)
"An engrossing and intelligent drama that throbs in the mind for hours after the final credits." – The Guardian ... Eighteen-year-old Richard, a golden boy from Dublin's privileged south s… Read more

WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, THE (Ken Loach, 2006)
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed politi… Read more

Yeats Country (Patrick Carey, 1965)
Yeats has a deep love of the countryside of Western Ireland. This film, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet, portrays his feelings in terms of his poems, as well as creating its own … Read more

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