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4 events for... anyone who loves a trip to the movies

This week marks the start of ADIFF – and Galway has a brand new cinema.

IF YOU’RE A film aficionado, you’re in luck, as this week is jam-packed full of events bound to tickle your fancy.

From a new arthouse cinema in Galway to the return of the Dublin International Film Festival, there’s plenty to feast your eyes on.

Audi Dublin International Film Festival

26962307_1762161657141964_5683866833776099911_o The programme launch for this year's Audi Dublin Film Festival. Source: Allen Kiely/ADIFF

When: February 21st – March 4th

Where: Various

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival returns for another year. This year’s programme includes a fine selection of international films, documentaries, animated films and more. The festival is as starry as ever with the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Bill Plummer, Cillian Murphy and Vanessa Redgrave expected in Dublin.

Many screenings have sold out, but you can still get your hands on tickets for films like Red Sparrow, Lean On Pete, The Rider and Wonderstruck.

Another strand worth taking a glance at is the festival’s Cedric Gibbons retrospective.  Gibbons was a Dublin-born production designer, who worked on classics like The Wizard of Oz and An American in Paris. He racked up 38 Academy Award nominations over the course of his career, winning 11. Interestingly, he also designed the Oscar statuette.

The festival will celebrate Gibbons’ immense contribution to Hollywood by screening some of his best-loved works including The Grand Hotel, An American in Paris, The Big Parade and Dinner at Eight.

Pálás Cinema

When: Open February 23rd

Where: Merchants Road Lower, Galway

From the people who brought you Light House Cinema in Smithfield comes Pálás, a new arthouse cinema in Galway. The cinema has been a long time in the works, but finally opens its doors on Friday.

And what a weekend for it, too! With the Oscars just over a week away, Pálás will screen three awards season heavyweights in the form of Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and I, Tonya. See you at the pictures.

Handmade Films Presents

triskel Source: Instagram/triskel_cork

When: February 23rd – 25th

Where: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

This weekend, Triskel Arts Centre will screen five films from the legendary HandMade Films production company. Founded by George Harrison, HandMade Films is behind some of the most original and irreverent British films of the last forty years.

Among the movies screening this weekend are Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Withnail & I, The Long Good Friday, Time Bandits and Track 29.

Tickets for individual films cost €9 and a season ticket for all five films will set you back just €30.

Sass Mouth Dames Club

When: March 1st

Where: Denzille Private Cinema, Dublin

Sass Mouth Dames Film Club is a film club dedicated to screening films from a time when women ruled Hollywood. Run by Megan McGurk, the series screens women’s pictures from 1929 – 1959. Think Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Crawford.

Every Thursday in March, the club will convene in Denzille Private Cinema for a screening of some 1930s classics. First up is The Good Fairy, a 1935 film about “a young woman among wolves” that McGurk promises will restore in your faith in common decency.

Tickets are €11. Snacks and sodas are provided.

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