Next Saturday (27th April 2013), sees the Progressive Film Club’s  regular monthly screenings with two films on the theme of migrant workers. These films are getting their first Irish screenings.

At the New Theatre · 43 East Essex Street · Dublin 2

2 p.m.
Irish premiere
Living as Brothers (2012)

Living as Brothers looks at the lives of Jamaican migrant workers toiling in the orchards of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. In their own words, these men, some of whom have been returning for more than twenty years, tell of the second life they have created for themselves in Canada, the reasons for their making this journey, and their struggles at home in rural Jamaica. Told over a season of picking fruit, their story is arduous, stressful, and precarious, one that offers few second chances. ¦ Produced and directed by Kevin Fraser.

3:30 p.m.
Irish premiere
After I Pick the Fruit (2012)

After I Pick the Fruit follows the lives of five immigrant women over a ten-year period as they labour in the orchards and fields of rural New York, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids. Filmed in New York, Florida, and Mexico, this intimate, bittersweet feature-length film illuminates a community that is nearly invisible to most Americans and will change the way you look at America’s “immigration problem.” ¦ Produced and directed by Nancy Ghertner.


Special screening  –   The Angels’ Share (2012)  directed by Ken Loach
Screenplay by Paul Laverty
Plus                         Car Trouble (6 mins) by Richard Kearney and Philip Lewis
Venue:                    The New Theatre , 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2
Date:                      Sat 25th May 2013
Time :                     3.00pm

The Progressive Film Club have acquired the rights for a single screening of The Angels’ Share by veteran British director Ken Loach. For those of you who missed this hilarious comedy on its short stay here, this is not a chance to be spurned. The Progressive Film Club do not normally charge admission fees but in this case they are going to ask for a donation of €10 to raise funds for the future development of the film club, particularly as  they have planned a Social Justice Film Festival for November this year. Submissions for the festival have been received from filmmakers in Ireland and from all around the world.
As seats will be limited for this screening we suggest that;-
(a) Visit the website (see link below),book and pay by using the PayPal “Donate” button. In the instructions to seller type in “The Angels’ Share”. You  will then be emailed a ticket(s).
(b) You contact  by email to book.

In the first short film submission following our invitation to Irish directors, we are delighted to screen Car Trouble. The film is a very atmospheric and finely crafted work but to say more, might give away the plot.’_Share

The  Progressive Film Clubgratefully acknowledge the assistance of the screenwriter Paul Laverty, Deirdre Johnston at GFD Film Library, Eimhear McMahon at Sixteen Films and Frameit Productions.


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