axis: Ballymun – The Pictures: film club for the over 55s in Ballymun.

axis: Ballymun is home to The Pictures, which started as a film club and has grown to become a great social network for the over 55s in Ballymun.

Over the next few months they will be offering a diverse film programme, including Meet Me in St Louis, In Bruges, and Blood Diamond.

Meet Me in St. Louis presented by Dublin City Council Arts Office and axis, in association with access>Cinema
Date: 27th February Time: 2.30pm Tickets: €2 Members / €4 Non-Members / €3 Membership
Starring Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis is one of the most enduring musicals from MGM’s Golden Age. Featuring a host of the twentieth century’s most popular musical standards, including Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis is a film for the ages.

In Bruges presented by Dublin City Council Arts Office and axis, in association with access>Cinema
Date: 26th March Time: 2.30pm Tickets: €2 Members / €4 Non-Members / €3 Membership
One of the most critically beloved Irish films of recent years has been Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges. Starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two hitmen hiding out in the city of Bruges, this is a dark comedy par excellence, much in the macabre and off-kilter vein of McDonagh’s theatrical work.

Blood Diamond presented by Dublin City Council Arts Office and axis, in association with access>Cinema
Date: 30th April Time: 2.30pm Tickets: €2 Members / €4 Non-Members / €3 Membership
This political thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly. The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.

Bealtaine Film presented by Dublin City Council Arts Office and axis, in association with access>Cinema
Date: 28th May Time: 2.30pm Tickets: Free (As part of Bealtaine Festival)
The special Pictures screening May will be presented as part of the Bealtaine Festival that celebrates creativity in older age. The film will be announced in early April and will be for free.

ABOUT AXIS: BALLYMUN
Located at the heart of Ballymun, axis is an arts venue, a production company, an arts development organisation, a community resource centre, and is home to a number of community development organisations.

ABOUT AXIS: BALLYMUN SPRING 2012 PROGRAMME
axis: Ballymun’s spring programme is bursting with new work and activities. Among the events on offer will be the premiere of a new play by writer Dermot Bolger, a range of Irish language activities, a world premiere from FluxusDance, an exhibition of photos of older people with tattoos, a chance to see Fishamble’s hilarious The Wheelchair on my Face, the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival (making its first visit outside the US), and a diverse range of arts development opportunities and projects.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Address: axis, Main Street, Ballymun Dublin 9
Telephone: 01 883 2100
Website: http://axis-ballymun.ie/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/axisballymun
Twitter: @axisBallymun
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