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Friday 5th May

12:00pm:

Tomorrow (Adv 12A)

France 2015 118m. Dir Cyril Dion & Melanie Laurent.

After reading a report in the journal Nature which suggested that the human race could have less than a century left until extinction directors Dion & Laurent travel the planet examining alternatives that could offer a more sustainable way of life than current systems. Beginning with a focus upon climate change this inspiring documentary opens out in some unexpected directions and, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack, offers hope when so many documentaries in this area prefer to spell doom. 

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12:15pm:

Ace In The Hole (PG)

USA 1951 111m. Dir: Billy Wilder.

Morally compromised journalist Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) has spent a year working on the small-town newspaper The Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin after a series of firings from larger newspapers. Tatum is bored and on the hunt for a story that will return him to the big time. When a man is trapped in a mine locally he thinks he has found it. Tatum sets about to manipulate the rescue effort and the victim’s wife to create a media circus featuring himself at the centre. Kirk Douglas was never better than he is in Billy Wilder’s biting satirical tale, which seems more relevant than ever in the age of fake-news and alternative facts. 

“Douglas is chillingly superb” - Empire

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2:30pm: 

Soulsmith (Adv 15) - PREVIEW

Ireland 2016 83m. Dir: Kevin Henry.

Young playwright Ed Smith has talent but finds much to be vexed by in modern life and his blunt, confrontational manner is damaging his professional and personal relationships. When his father dies Ed must return to his home in Mayo where he will take some time to reflect, catch up with old friends, and find a way to reconnect with what truly matters in life. A intelligent, emotional and moving drama that marks an extremely accomplished debut for Irish writer and director Kevin Henry.  

“An intelligent film with a lot to offer” - Screen Ireland

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6:00pm:

David Lynch DJ Night + Inland Empire (15)

Ahead of the much-anticipated return of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s legendary TV series Twin Peaks later in May, join us in QUAD’s café bar as our DJs spin some David Lynch inspired tunes. We’ll supply the damn fine coffee and the cherry pie but you’ll have to bring your own log. 

Ay 6pm we will be kicking off the night with a showing of David Lynch's final cinematic feature to date, Inland Empire (15)

Inland Empire (15)

USA 2006 176m. Dir: David Lynch.

Actress Nikki Grace (Laura Dern) has just taken the lead role in a new film. When she discovers the film is based on an abandoned Polish production which was never finished after the two lead actors were murdered her imagination runs wild, her personality seems to merge with that of her character, and nightmarish visions begin to plague her. David Lynch’s final theatrically released feature film to date features all of the surreal imagery and dreamlike atmosphere you expect from a Lynch film and features many of his regular company of actors including Harry Dean Standon, Justin Theroux, Grace Zabriskie and Diane Ladd as well as newcomers to his work such as Jeremy Irons and William H. Macy.

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6:05pm:

Tomorrow (Adv 12A)

France 2015 118m. Dir Cyril Dion & Melanie Laurent.

After reading a report in the journal Nature which suggested that the human race could have less than a century left until extinction directors Dion & Laurent travel the planet examining alternatives that could offer a more sustainable way of life than current systems. Beginning with a focus upon climate change this inspiring documentary opens out in some unexpected directions and, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack, offers hope when so many documentaries in this area prefer to spell doom. 

This screening will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the film.

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8:30pm:

The Truman Show / The Matrix Double Bill (15)

Join us for a double bill of two classic examples of late 20th century cinema taking place in habitats where nothing is what it seems and featuring protagonists who are woken up to face reality. 

The Truman Show (PG)

USA 1998 103m. Dir: Peter Weir. 

Insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) lives a happy life with his wife Meryl (Laura Linney) in the idyllic town of Seahaven. Unbeknown to Truman, Seahaven is actually an enormous film set, everyone he knows is an actor, and he is actually living out his life on the biggest television show in the world. When Truman begins to question his surroundings for the first time in his life the whole enterprise is put at risk. A brilliantly imaginative and affecting drama from director Weir.

"The Truman Show finds a near-miraculous balance of humor and feeling in the keen intelligence of the script by Andrew Niccol and the prodigal inventiveness of Dead Poets Society director Peter Weir at his very best." - Rolling Stone

The Matrix (15)

USA 1999 136m. Dir: The Wachowskis.

Keanu Reeves plays computer hacker Neo, who learns that the world he inhabits is a computer simulation employed by machines to keep the human race docile. Woken up to a nightmarish reality he must face up to his destiny to become “The One”. A hugely influential piece of science fiction cinema, which broke new ground in the realm of special effects.

"A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller" - Los Angeles Times.

Tickets £12 standard, £10 concessions and QUAD members, £7 16 - 25 year olds. 

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8:55pm:

My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of The Black Sea (Adv 15) – PREVIEW

Bulgaria 93m. Dir: Neno Belchev.

A middle-aged man returns to a fictional country in the Balkans to make a documentary about his father, a well-known artist. The son’s own artistic endeavours have never received attention to the level he feels they deserve. Consequently he has struggled to find a meaningful place in society and his personal life is chaos. My Heart Is An Octopus… makes startling use of a variety of film techniques including documentary, fiction, animation, montage and found footage; skilfully combined into a unique whole. 

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