Light House Cinema, Smithfield, are delighted to take part in this year’s Dublin Culture Night. Dublin’s newest cinema will screen the highly acclaimed Chacun son cinéma free of charge at 6pm and 8.30pm on Friday September 19th as their contribution to Culture Night. The new Light House Cinema has already firmly established itself as a cultural beacon in Dublin in a short space of time – the venue opened on Market Square in Smithfield in early May to great acclaim from the public and film industry alike.
Chacun son cinéma (To Each His Own Cinema) is one of the most ambitious omnibus films ever conceived. In honour of the sixtieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, the festival’s president Gilles Jacob invited nearly three dozen of cinema’s most esteemed filmmakers to make three-minute-long contributions to a collective work. The theme that unifies them is, naturally, the love of cinema. Directors include the most recognisable names in filmmaking from around the globe, including Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Jane Campion, Kaige Chen, The Coen Brothers, The Dardenne Brothers, Atom Egoyan, Ken Loach, Roman Polanski, Gus Van Sant and Lars von Trier. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis from Light House Cinema’s box-office on Friday from 5pm.
Dublin’s first Culture Night took place in 2006 to provide a new and imaginative route for people of all ages to connect with the arts and cultural life of the city. Since then Culture Night has grown to include over 100 of the city’s arts and cultural organisations offering a free events programme for young and old.