Summer Screenings at The Model Cinema Sligo

(Barbaric Genius)

The final Summer screenings will take place at The Model Cinema, Sligo from June 13th to July 8th with a programme of outstanding cinematic experiences, jam-packed with Oscar winners, touching documentaries, cult thrillers and visually stunning slices of world cinema.

On Sunday June 17th and 24th, The Model will be treating film lovers to a free screening of the Oscar winning The Shore, recipient of the 2012 Academy Award for the Best Live-Action Short Film. A simultaneously moving and hilarious story of two boyhood best friends, Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill), the film details a friendship divided by years of misunderstanding and shattered by conflict in Northern Ireland.

Moonrise Kingdom opened this year’s Cannnes Film Festival and is Wes Anderson’s seventh feature and his return to live-action, following Fantastic Mr. Fox.  Widely considered the director’s definitive film to date, it is warm and witty and set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960’s. The story follows two troubled 12-year olds, who fall in love and run away together, sparking a manhunt involving his scoutmaster (Edward Norton), parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand), local law enforcement (Bruce Willis), and another exceptional performance from Tilda Swinton as the social services authority.

Barbaric Genius, Paul Duane’s stimulating documentary on award winning author, chess prodigy and somewhat forgotten, unpredictable and elusive John Healy can be described as a sensitive yet enthralling portrait of a man born in London to Sligo parents. The film provides an overview of the crucial lowlights of The Grass Arena, Healy’s breakthrough autobiography published in 1988 and universally acknowledged as a masterpiece. An exclusive Q&A with director, Paul Duane will take place after the 6.15pm screening on Sunday 24 June.

Martin Sheen makes a welcome return to the big screen, this time in a film written and directed by his own son, Emilio Estevez.  The Way will screen on Friday June 15 at 8.15pm. With a wonderful cast this is the story of the famous pilgrimage walk on the Camino to Santiago de Compostela.  Also on the night will be a raffle to raise funds for the Dip in the Nip Charity. On June 24th, there will be four dips taking place around the country including Sligo. The money raised this year will benefit the Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust, Mid- West Cancer Foundation, Mercy University Foundation and Drogheda Cancer Education & Research Trust.

The Model Cinema will be taking a brief hiatus for the summer from July 8th and will re-open in September.

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