North West Film and Music Fest presents ‘Some Like it Hot’ Film Fatale Night at The Model, Sligo

Film Fatale, Ireland’s most glamorous film event, comes to Sligo’s North West Film and Music Fest for a screening of one of the world’s most beloved comedies, Some Like it Hot. This event will take place at The Model on Friday the 16th of November at 7.30pm with the after party commencing at 11pm.

The evening comprises of a movie screening of Some Like it Hot, a live performance and an after party with ushers, cocktails and DJ’s. This will be a night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour that will transport the audience back to the 1920’s.

Opening the festivities, chanteuse Derby Browne will reprise her role from 2010’s National Concert Hall show ‘Let’s Make Love’ for a Marilyn-inspired tribute. The screening will be followed by a 1920’s party mirroring the film’s setting with Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, playing hits from the era and dance floor fillers from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing up in their vintage finest, paying homage to the 1920’s.

Sit back; enjoy a classic signature cocktail designed especially for the night, as the Film Fatale usherettes serve you popcorn while watching Billy Wilders most side-splitting comedy. Then dance the night away to ‘ I Want to be Loved by You’.
Doors 7.30pm
Event 8pm
Tickets €14/€5 for after party
After-party from 11pm; Tickets €5 on the door 


The Model Cinema Sligo Re-Launch With ‘Searching For Sugarman’

After a brief hiatus , The Model Cinema, Sligo re-opens and celebrates with an evening of music, wine and the screening of a truly outstanding documentary, Searching for Sugarman, on Thursday, 27th September commencing at 7pm.

This re-launch coincides with the release of The Model’s fresh and bountiful Autumn programme of events and the range of new film releases will provide an incredible cinematic experience for all film lovers in Sligo.  From now on two films per week will be shown, screenings will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm with one matinee screening on Sundays at 3pm.

Encompassing the finest independent cinema, touching documentaries, exclusive award-winners and international slices of world cinema.  This re-launch evening is a chance for The Model to thank all past loyal Model cinema goers and to welcome all newcomers to the Big Screen on The Mall. An eclectic film programme of new releases will encourage audiences of all ages and backgrounds to engage with film.

A wine reception, tasty treats and a live music performance will proceed the Sligo premieré of the incredible, Searching for Sugarman. This  will be one of only two chances to catch Searching for Sugarman on the Big Screen in Sligo; a true life documentary about Sixto Rodriguez, a staggeringly talented performer from Detroit who barely registered on the music scene in America, but was astoundingly popular in South Africa, with his records even outselling Elvis!  This  is an illuminating, insightful and profoundly moving documentary about what happened to singer-songwriter Rodriguez and is one of this year’s best and most uplifting films.


This  is an evening out with a difference, an excuse for a glass of wine, a mingle and to see an inspiring feel-good film that all music lovers will cherish.


Seats for the screening at 8pm will fill fast so book online to avoid disapointment.

Advance online bookings are just €7. Tickets €8/€6.


Full programme information is available at


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.

Full cinema listings are available at


Upcoming Screenings in The Model Sligo

(A Dangerous Method)

The Model, Sligo have announced details of their upcoming screenings.

07, 08, 09 & 11 Mar. at 6.15pm
14 & 15 Mar. at 8.15pm
18 Mar. 3.15
Carnage €8/€6
2011 black comedy co-written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the play God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.  Two sets of middle-class parents arguing in an apartment over a violent incident involving both their school-age sons. What emerges is an insightful and uproariously funny study of the petty snobbery and minutiae of prejudice lurking beneath the rituals of bourgeois civility.
Booking Tel. (071) 914 1405


14, 15, 16, 18, 21 & 22 Mar. at 6.15pm
Young Adult €8/€6

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. ‘She is one of the least sympathetic heroines imaginable, and one of the funniest’. The Gueardian ****
Booking Tel. (071) 914 1405


21 & 22 Mar. at 8.15pm
23 Mar. at 6.15pm
28 & 29 Mar. at 8.15
30 Mar. at 6.15pm
A Dangerous Method €8/€6

‘In this erotic mind-bender from director David Cronenberg, talk isn’t cheap, it’s what helped birth modern psychiatry at the start of the 20th century.’ Rolling Stone
Booking Tel. (071) 914 1405


28 & 29 Mar. at 6.15pm
April 01 at 3.15pm
04, 05, 06 Apr. at 6.15pm
08 Apr. at 3.15pm
Martha Marcy May Marlene €8/€6

This elegantly-mounted, sympathetically-acted film conjures up a telling undercurrent of dread that’s not just about the plot turning nasty, but evokes the terrifying limitations in American life if stepping off the consumer-career treadmill leaves so many traps for the unwary.  ‘This tale of a young woman’s efforts to escape a sinister hippie cult boasts a quietly devastating central performance by Elizabeth Olsen,’ Irish Times ****
Booking Tel. (071) 914 1405


New addition to the Sound+Vision Festival Programme

Tickets for SOUND+VISION at The Model are moving fast and The Model are happy to announce the addition of Shellshock Rock to the Punk Sunday line-up on 27 November. The Director John T. Davis will be in attendance and joining Terri Hooley, Godfather of the Belfast Punk scene to give a talk following the screening at 6pm.

Shellshock Rock is a documentary celebrating the 30th birthday of the Good Vibrations record label, looking at the history of the punk scene in Ireland in the 1970’s, including footage of performances by bands such as the Undertones, Protex, and Stiff Little Fingers. The event will be followed by the Irish Premiere of Punk’s Not Dead from Macedonian Director, Vladimir Blazevski.


Introduction from John T. Davis and Terri Hooley

Shellshock Rock.

Dir: John T. Davis. 46 mins, Irel./UK, 1979.

Sun. Nov. 27 at 6pm €8/€6

The Screening will be followed by a Q&A Session with Terri Hooley, the godfather of the Belfast Punk scene and founder of Good Vibrations records and director of Shellshock Rock, John T. Davis. Start time is approx. 7pm

Other highlights of the programme include the opening on 16th November  with the Irish Premiere of Susanne Rostock’s, Sing Your Song about the ‘King of Calypso’, Harry Belafonte Jr., Inni, Sigur Rós, Musical Documentary Director Tony Palmer introducing the Irish Premiere of Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire, one of two of his films being screened at the Festival and Dark Room Notes performing a Live Score to the silent film classic The Lost World.

A special Family Season of Film Screenings also includes animated films such as The Jungle Book and The Gruffalo and children are encouraged to dress-up and sing-along. A series of free animation workshops, including stop-motion animation, will be held during the festival ensuring there will be something for all ages to enjoy.

The name of the festival was devised by Catherine Boland from Greystones, as part of a competition to win Festival Passes to the event. Special Festival and Weekend passes giving access to all screenings and events are available from The Model Box-Office and full programme details are available at


'As If I Am Not There' screening and director Q&A at The Model, Sligo


IFTA award-winning Director to attend screening & talk of ‘As If I Am Not There’ at The Model

The award-winning movie ‘As If I Am Not There’ will be screened at The Model Cinema from March 30th – April 1st.

This film is a modern war story that explores love, identity and the connections between us and has been described by film critics as ‘astounding’ and ‘extraordinary’. The film tells the story of a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things. We witness what follows as the war in former Yugoslavia unfolds around her.

Juanita Wilson, Director of ‘As If I Am Not There’ and winner of the IFTA for Best Director, Best Script and Best Film, will engage in a Q & A with the audience at The Model on Thursday, March 31st at 8pm

As Director Screenings are very popular, early booking and arrival is advised.

For further information or to book seats please log onto or call (071) 914 1405.


Frank Conway video installation

The Model has announced the opening of a new video installation by artist Frank Conway, on Sunday, 20th February. ‘become’ is a film portrait of influential Sligo sculptor Fred Conlon, filmed six weeks before he died from a brain tumour in 2005.

Fred Conlon was a native of Easkey, Co Sligo. A graduate and lecturer of sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, he returned to Sligo in 1972 and was instrumental in developing the art department at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. He lectured in sculpture and drawing until 1989, when he took early retirement to devote his time to being a professional sculptor.

Informed by the life and work of another of Sligo’s artists and investigating themes of impermanence and perception, ‘become’ is an expression of the effect of the physical and emotional trauma experienced by Colons’ encounter with fatal illness.

Frank Conway is a former head of Design at the Abbey Theatre and an award winning scenographer, artist and lecturer working in film and theatre in Ireland and abroad.

The Model will host an opening reception for ‘become’ on Saturday, February 19th at 6pm, which is open to the public. For more information visit


The Pipe to be screened at The Model


The award-winning Irish documentary The Pipe is to screen at The Model, Sligo, from 8th December. Also a special screening will take place on Saturday 11th December followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Risteard Ó Domhnaill, producer Rachel Lysaght, and some of the characters portrayed in the documentary.

The Pipe is a documentary about Rossport’s struggle against the economic might of Shell and the divisions that have split a once-peaceful and close-knit community.

Following the success of its sold-out screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last month, The Pipe will be screened at The Model in Sligo on 8¬–11 December.

The Pipe has already picked up the Best Documentary Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2010, as well as being highly acclaimed by audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. The film recently attracted a sell-out audience at the Cork Film Festival.

For more info on the film and tickets at The Model visit: