Rewind Film Festival


A new Dublin film festival,  Rewind (5 -7 November 2015), takes place at RUA RED Arts Centre. The arts centre will present a series of iconic movies to promote discussion around what it is to be a film spectator in 2015. Films screening include

The Thing from Another World – classic 1950s cold war horror (5th Nov, 9pm)

Akira – the great cyberpunk thriller and anime classic (7th Nov, 8.30pm)

Godzilla – the mother and father of all monster movies (7th Nov, 10.30am)

Tron – one of the first to truly address our place in the digital age (7th Nov, 3pm)

Sleeper – Woody Allen’s classic take on what the future holds (6th Nov, 8.30pm)

THX 1138 – George Lucas’ real Sci-Fi classic (6th Nov, 3pm)


All of these movies address the issue of identity in a technological age, with Rewind promising to be a silver screen celebration and an audio visual feast for the senses. Rewind will explore the way we view the present, and even the future, by learning from the past, and offers cinephiles a chance to view all these iconic films.

The opening event Assault on RUA RED (5th Nov, 7pm) is a musical and visual homage to John Carpenter, pairing live musical performances, light installations and film.

Rewind 2015 will examine one of the most enduring and popular genres of cinema, asserting how Sci Fi film reflects attitudes towards scientific progress, technology, and reason as they have evolved over the course of the 20th and 21st century. In addition to the film programme there will be a series of special events which will explore the nature of performance in the digital age, including:

Contemporary arts practice and screen based technology exploring new modes of audience engagement, collaboration and participation through screen based technology with Dance artist Cathy Coughlan.

The intimate relationship of humans and technology. – A public lecture by Professor Matthew Causey (TCD)


All events cost €5 or €3 concession, with a 3-day pass available for €25.



RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 / 01 4515860 /




Fingal Film Roadshow 2015


FRI | 6 MAR | 7PM | €4

As part of this year’s Fingal Film Festival the Festival Roadshow is coming to RUA RED for 2015 with a screening of a selection of short-listed and award winning short films including:

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution:  USA , Dir/Prod: Matthew Van Dyke (14:29)
Taimse im Chodladh:Ireland, Dir: Denis Buckley (10:40)
Shoot : Ireland,  Director: Rory Conway (8:30mins)
Skunky Dog: Ireland, Producer: Paddy Slattery/Director James Fitzgerald (24mins)  –  Winner of FFF Best Short Film Award
Piece at the Bottom: Canada, Festival Director: Max Bianchi (14mins)
Volkswagen Joe: Ireland,  Director:Brian Deane ( 28:32mins)  – Winner of FFF Best Fingal Newcomer Award


Click here to book tickets online or contact the RUA RED box office at 01 4515860.


Dance on Film at RUA RED this May

Without 4 C Simon Alleyne

RUA RED, Create and Dublin Dance Festival present

Without (pictured)

2nd May – 31st May


Dance With Camera

2nd May – 24th May

Launching May 2nd at 6.30pm

May at RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre is full of the joys of dance with an exciting Gallery collaboration between RUA RED, Create and Dublin Dance Festival taking place, as well as an accompanying programme of dance workshops, films and talks.
Without by Rosemary Lee, will be shown in Gallery one and is a spectacular celebration of the city of Derry and her inhabitants – a panorama of 400 people from tea-dancers to skateboarders captured as they glide through the city streets, regardless of real or imagined boundaries. This unique and hauntingly beautiful video installation, presented on seven screens, is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between choreographer, artist and film-maker Rosemary Lee and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company. The resulting video projection, filmed in 2013 from the city walls, becomes an intimate portrait of the city accompanied by a specially commissioned score from Graeme Miller.
Julia Carruthers, Director of Dublin Dance Festival says “Dublin Dance Festival is very pleased to be collaborating with RUA RED and Create to bring the Without installation to Dublin.  Choreographer Rosemary Lee and Echo Echo Dance Theatre’s work on this installation, featuring over 350 citizens, is very unusual and special  – and it was a much enjoyed highlight of the Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013 programme and the beautiful gallery space in Tallaght will show it off perfectly.”
Patrick Fox of Create says “It’s terrific to be part of this exciting initiative with DDF and RUA RED bringing the work of Rosemary Lee to Irish audiences. Lee’s commitment to collaboration and participation allows us to re consider who gets to dance and where dance can take place. Create supports collaborative arts across all artforms.”

In Gallery two, Dance With Camera focuses on short dance film pieces exploring the relationship between the camera and the choreographers and dancers who make dance for film.  This charming exhibition includes further works from Rosemary Lee as well as screenings of a selection of the 12 shorts from RTÉ’s Dance on the Box series commissioned in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Karen Phillips, Executive Director of RUA RED says “We are delighted to have partnered with Create and Dublin Dance Festival on this innovative programme of Dance exhibitions as well as the celebration of both of our anniversaries – Dublin Dance Festival’s tenth and RUA RED’s fifth. We look forward to continuing to provide a platform for dance in Dublin into the future.”
Without and Dance With Camera run from May 2nd until May 31st.
The 10th Dublin Dance Festival takes place in venues throughout Dublin from 20 – 31 May 2014, bringing the very best of international and Irish dance to audiences in Dublin. Inaugurated in 2002, Dublin Dance Festival has become the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Full 2014 programme on sale now on