Films @ Dunamaise Arts Centre
Dir: Asif Kapadia | UK | 2015 | 127 mins | 15A | Starring: Amy Winehouse
Her combination of raw honesty and unbelievable talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of this generation. This documentary explores Amy Winehouse, both her brilliance, and her demise. With haunting scenes of Amy performing, viewers will gain an insight on the star; her great talent and great vulnerability.
Her meteoric rise to fame, and tragically, the events that eventually led to her death, leaving her immortalised along with other young artists who faced a similarly tragic fate; including Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few. Amy was a real star; she embraced love, music, and unfortunately addiction, with her whole heart.
See it at Dunamaise Arts Centre Wednesday 9 SEPT, 8PM, €7/€5
FAMILY FILM: INSIDE OUT
Dir: Pete Doctor | USA | 2015 | 103 mins | G | Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Get inside teenager Riley’s head and meet her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust. When Riley’s family leave home for a new life these guys must face the challenge of helping Riley cope with the big move. However, disaster strikes when Joy and Sadness accidentally get lost in the depths of Riley’s mind. They must undertake a huge adventure to make it back through the different levels of Riley’s subconscious.
This movie is a real family treat. Viewers can expect to grow to love each emotion and respect the role they each play in our lives. Funny, touching and adventurous; this is a must see movie for all ages.
See it at Dunamaise Arts Centre Saturday 12 SEPT, 2PM, €3
(Includes face painting for all ticket holders)
Dir: Anne Fontaine | 2013 | France | 99 mins | 15A | Language; French & English | Starring: Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng
When an English couple, by the name of Bovary, moves to a quaint Normandy village, their curious neighbour Martin becomes fascinated with the stunning young wife, Gemma. To him, she is the living embodiment of Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary.
It is around these two characters that the movie unfurls. Through Martin’s eyes we experience the force that Gemma Bovary is, her sensuality and free spirit shattering the mundane country life that Martin represents. Whether he is watching her knead bread, talk with neighbours, or seduce the young local law student; Martin’s fascination with Gemma sets the tone and provides the viewer with a sense of secrecy which is shared with him, although he seems to make no effort to hide his infatuation. His blatant enchantment by her is entertaining and, in true French cinema fashion, provides twists and turns of unexpected humour and surprise.
See it at Dunamaise Arts Centre Wednesday 16 SEPT, 8PM, €7/€5
Courtesy of Laura Amy Dunne
Dunamaise Arts Centre