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Feb 13, 10.30 (PG)
This film adaptation of RJ Palacio’s bestselling novel offers a good opportunity for writing a review, or comparing the book with the film. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play the loving parents of 10-year-old Auggie who suffers a rare facial disfigurement and now has to face down the school bullies.
Also showing at: Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre – March 28th. Contact: 057 866 3355.
Apr 4 – 10.30 (rec age 12+)
Fresh drama centred on 13-year-old Aurore, who is trying to find a sense of belonging in the world. Rebellious and full of smart answers, her parents threaten boarding school, but an empathetic teacher and an offer to join a band give her new possibilities. Presented in association with the French Cultural Service. Studyguide available here.
Screening around Ireland – click for locations.
Mar 7, Apr 11 – 10.30 (rec age 12+) Ten-year-old Eduardo has more than his share of challenges: he has lost a limb in a landmine explosion, and now must negotiate life in a children’s home. However, undeterred, he sets his sights on participating in a children’s soccer tournament and manages to mobilise a team to take on a rival club. Studyguide in association with Consejería de Educación available here.
Rún Cheannannais Mhóir (The Secret of Kells)
Mar 12 – 10.30 (PG)
I gcomhair Sheachtain na Gaeilge, táimid ag taispeáint an leagain Ghaeilge de chéad bheochan fada an Cartoon Salon. Tá Breandán Óg ina chónaí i mainistir meánaoiseach Cheanannais. Nuair a insíonn Aodhán, maisitheoir iontach, dó faoi thóir ársa ar sheoid, tosaíonn Breandán ar chuardach a chuireann é i dteagmháil le hainmhithe miotasacha, Lochlannaigh urchóideacha agus spioraid na coillearnaí.
For Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019, we will show the Irish language version of Cartoon Saloon’s first feature. Young Brendan lives in the medieval monastery of Kells where Aidan, a brilliant illuminator, tells him about the ancient quest for a jewel, Brendan starts a search which brings him in contact with mythical creatures, sinister Norsemen, and woodland spirits.
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