axis: Ballymun’s autumn/winter film programme will offer audiences a wide range of movies from the bittersweet Song for Marion to a secret Halloween eve horror screening, and the Hammer Horror classic of Horror of Dracula, screened with Irish language short film Suanscéal.
‘The Pictures’, axis’ monthly film club for over 55’s that screens in axis’ 211-seater theatre will present a season of ‘book to film’ screenings including Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Commitments. For the first time, axis will be partnering with access>Cinema and Ballymun Library to making copies of the books available to borrow the month before the film.
axis: Ballymun is a dynamic hub on Dublin’s cultural map, embracing its community and providing an infrastructure which nurtures talent across all ages, abilities and art forms. From presenting major new theatre productions and the best in live entertainment, to offering expert advice on how to make a hip hop record, axis celebrates creativity on its stage, galleries, and behind the scenes in its workshop spaces and recording studio. In the past decade, axis has discovered and nurtured some of the most exciting new voices across the arts – whilst establishing Ballymun as a destination for the best theatre, music and visual art the city has to offer.
What’s on When:
Arthur (Terrence Stamp) is a grumpy old codger whose wife, Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) is terminally ill and keen to spend her last days singing with a choir. When she is no longer able to attend, he takes her place. As he meets the fellow singers he begins a voyage of self-discovery which helps him mend his relationship with his son and begin preparing for a life without Marion.
This screening will follow the launch of Positive Ageing Week at axis: Ballymun at 2pm that afternoon.
The Pictures Film Club: Horror of Dracula (with short film Suanscéal)
Dates: 21st Oct, 2.30pm
Tickets: €2 Members / €4 Non-Members
By: Dublin City Council Arts Office and axis in association with access>Cinema and Ballymun Library
October’s ‘Book to Screen’ film is, very appropriately, Hammer Horror’s ‘Dracula’ starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. This screening will be preceded by a screening of Irish short, ‘Suanscéal’ by Opus Eile. The film’s director Colm Ó Foghlú will be in attendance on the day to introduce the short.
SUANSCÉAL le Opus Eile – ‘Suanscéal’ is a visually beautiful and delicately told tale of a young boy’s need for companionship and an old man’s need to leave his legacy. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to see new short film ‘Suanscéal’, written and directed by Colm Ó Foghlú. This short will be screened in advance of the monthly film club screening for ‘The Pictures’, as part of Borradh Buan, axis’ unique Irish language festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
A Scare Before Bedtime: axis Horror Screening
Dates: 30th Oct, 9pm
By: axis in association with access>Cinema
This is a chance for audiences to feel the fear at a secret screening of a favourite horror movie! As Halloween approaches, axis will be asking the people of Ballymun to vote for their favourite horror film to show on the big screen. All will be revealed on the night!
November’s ‘Book to Screen’ film is contemporary classic ‘The Commitments’, based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. Set on the north side of Dublin where the music scene is rich, Jimmy Rabbitte envisions bringing raw talent and soul music to the city.
The Pictures: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Dates: 16th Dec, 2.30pm
Tickets: €2 Members/€4 Non-Members
By: axis & Dublin City Council Arts Office in association with access>Cinema and Ballymun Library
December’s screening continues the ‘Book to Screen’ season with Blake Edwards’ 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. This lighter-than-air romantic comedy, set in a fantasy New York, rides on the irresistible charm of Audrey Hepburn at her peak, and a memorable score by Henry Mancini.
January’s ‘Book to Screen’ screening is season with a re-make of the classic ‘Anna Karenina’. Tom Stoppard pens this adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love, directed by Joe Wright and boasting a star-studded British cast headed by Kiera Knightley and Jude Law. Trapped in a loveless marriage and the ongoing fallout of a family crisis, Anna (Knightley) falls uncontrollably in love with charming and affluent bachelor Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson), with inevitable tragic consequences.