Season's Greetings to all our viewers. You may be finding the deep commercial meaning of Christmas beginning to get you down - the ersatz music, the deafening clatter of cash registers, the swarms of charity workers greeting you like a long-lost relative, the mad rush for ipods and the various other "joys". Well, fear not, we, the "bah humbug" people, at the Progressive Film Club, have the very antidote. A show of Christmas fare, to bring you a different reality and also to amuse you. Why not drop in for one or all of our screenings on Saturday? This will be our last show of the year and we look forward to seeing you in 2013. See below for more details.
October 2013: Gold Fever
Venue: Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 16:30 - 18:00
Gold Fever is an award-winning documentary about the local and global impact of transnational industial mining, told through the story of three women resisting gold extraction in their community in Guatemala.
The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Guatemalan human rights defender Óscar Morales.
Please register your attendance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event organised by LASC, in conjunction with Oxfam, Front Line Defenders and Trócaire.
Even the Rain (También la Lluvia)
Venue: Light House Cinema
Date: 8th-15th June
We had a full house in The Light House cinema last Sunday for the premiere of Even the Rain. If you missed it, there's no cause for worry as the film starring Gael Garcia Bernal, is out this Friday exclusively at Light House Cinema. The film will run for one week from Friday 8th June. We hope you can make it down. It is an excellent film and well worth seeing.
Set in Bolivia, Even the Rain follows film director Sebastián (Gael Garcia Bernal) and producer Costa (Luis Tosar) as they work on a film about Christopher Columbus and the Spanish conquistadores, overturning any myths of Columbus as a force of good in the process. When the Bolivian Water War breaks out, Sebastián and Costa are caught in a moral dilemma on what to do next....
Directed by Icíar Bollaín (Mataharis, Take My Eyes) and written by award-winning screenwriter Paul Laverty (Sweet Sixteen, The Wind that Shakes the Barley), the film is a heady mix of politics, religion, art and history.
November 2011: Let's Liberate Biodiversity Screening
Food Action and Latin American Solidarity Centre are hosting a night of coming together and conversation on November 3rd in Seomra Spraoi.
Starting at 7pm, a vegan meal will be provided, followed by a film about seed-saving and biodiveristy. Later there will be discussion on food sovereignty in Europe and Ireland. This event is open to everyone. Hoping to see you there.