Transition Year

Our film programme for Transition Year includes new Irish titles, documentary and drama, new musicals with coming of age themes. To book Transition Year events please contact Dee Quinlan or Richard Fallon on 01 679 5744 or

Dunkirk 70mm (12A)
Oct 19, 10.30am
Christopher Nolan’s account of the historic World War II rescue mission through land, sea, and air is a cinematic tour de force.

Schools special 70mm screening: A keen advocate of authenticity in filmmaking, Nolan shot Dunkirk in large format 70mm film. Come and witness the detail, depth and exceptional sound which comes with 70mm – an experience befitting the intensity of the film itself.

Please note that this special 70mm screening is €8 per student and can only be booked online here. 

Handsome Devil (15A)
Nov 21, 10.30am
Suitably named after a Smiths song, Handsome Devil tells the story of the unlikely friendship of boarding school roommates Ned, a bullied yet resilient outsider, and Conor, a star rugby player.
Director John Butler will take part in a post-screening Q&A.

Revolutions (15A)
Feb 7, 10.30am
The non-mainstream, gruelling sport of Roller Derby where women rush, push and shove their way around roller skate track is the focus of this exciting Irish documentary.
Director Laura McGann will introduce this film.

Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 10-19) – Nov 15th
Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

The Farthest (PG)
Jan 11, 10.30am
Director and writer Emer Reynolds has created a remarkable documentary about the Voyager space probes which have been orbiting Earth since 1977.
Director Emer Reynolds will present this film.

Hidden Figures (PG)
Apr 19, 10.30am
1962. The space race is well under way. While the male engineers calculated viable space travel, it was women who crunched the numbers before IBM computers took over. Among the mathematicians are three African-American women, fighting for recognition on grounds of race and gender.
Dr. Niamh Shaw, Irish engineer, scientist and performer, will introduce this film.
Study guide in courtesy of Info Film – download it here

EMO the Musical (recommended age 15+)
Mar 8, 10.30am
Stuck for an idea for your school musical? This humorous film offers a refreshingly satirical take on your average high school musical, while reflecting on themes of individuality and wellbeing through twenty original songs.
Study guide in courtesy of ATOM – download it here

Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 10-19) Nov 16th
Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

Patti Cake$ (15A)
Dec 14, 10.30am
Newcomer Danielle Macdonald stars as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$, in the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music video director Geremy Jasper.

Loving Vincent (12A)
Feb 20, 10.30am
Animated entirely from oil paintings and featuring a cast of Irish and British talent, Loving Vincent tells the story of the last days of the eponymous artist through the vibrancy of his own work. Visually breathtaking throughout, this highly original film offers a glimpse into the psyche of the now legendary artist.
Sandra Hickey, production artist on Loving Vincent, will introduce this film. 

Battle of the Sexes (12A)
Mar 21, 10.30 
Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone stars as the defiant Billie Jean King who is compelled to do battle with the retired pro and chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Media Scrutiny and King’s own re-examination of her sexuality bring further challenges. Heaps of humour combined with an understated performances from Stone in this clever examination of the cultural changes of the 1970s.

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