Posts Tagged ‘cinema’

NUIG Horror Film Festival

NUIG Horror Film Festival

Citadel: Directed by Ciaran Foy in 2012. Synopsis: An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

The Conjuring: Directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious). Synopsis: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

During the Mystery Screening, in The Roisin Dubh, a selection of Irish Horror films will be shown.



This week in the Eye Cinema we can watch a very interesting documentary about one of the biggest Irish institutions: THE PUB. Directed and Produced by Alex Fegan (director of Man Made Men, a great story about an arrogant scientist who conducts an experiment to prove whether or not God exists)

The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of the Irish pub.

Among the places and people they visited is Joe Keane’s in Ma’am Bridge, Connemara and O’Loclainn’s in Ballyvaughan (Co. Clare), you probably want to pay a visit to them after watching the documentary.

Times and tickets through this link

You’re Next

This week in the Eye cinema you can enjoy a good horror film, You’re Next, at a very scary time, 23:55 (also at 19:20)

A family gathering is the start point for the movie. A mature couple brings their family together and at dinner time, out of the blue, somebody starts killing them, hidden behind a mask.

This is an imaginative movie, with no big names in the cast, Barbara Crampton is the only actress we recognize. It was filmed in 2011 and awarded in several festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival.

Enjoy the mix of a classic-Hollywood-movie beginning and the discovery of the only character able to end with the massacre.

Check the times for all the week in here


The 25th edition of the Fleadh begins today Tuesday July 9 and ends on Sunday, the 14th.

In these few days there are many interesting films,  within the sections of Animation, World Cinema, New Irish cinema and Documentaries, the guest country is Luxembourg, and as the guest of honor the great Saoirse Ronan in an open interview  on Sunday 14 in the Town Hall Theatre at 3 pm.


As usual we just talk about some of the movies you can watch. To see the whole programme, click here

The Congress: Wednesday 10, Town Hall Theatre 21 h

An impeccably realised and mind-blowingly successful hybrid of live action and animation, The Congress is a beautiful exploration of human relations, Hollywood ageism and life in the digital age. Mixing trippy, Yellow Submarine-esque surrealism, Fleischer Studios Betty Boop-style pieces and the narcotic-fuelled aesthetic of Ralph Bakshi to examine these issues, The Congress manages to seem at once ahead of its time and resolutely relevant to the world we live in today, while simultaneously paying tribute to the craft of animation. A must see.


I used to be darker. Wednesday 10, IMC Galway, 17 30 h

A story of family revelations, people finding each other and letting each other go, looking for love where they’ve found it before and, when that doesn’t work, figuring out where they might find it next.

At once emotionally charged, formally abstract and narratively laidback, Matt Porterfield’s third feature, following Hamilton andPutty Hill, continues his fiercely independent, realist oeuvre.

Heathers Friday 12, Cinemobile, 22h

Heathers is a cult classic ten years ahead of its time. Think Mean Girls (2004) meets Full Metal Jacket (1987) and you’ll begin to scratch the surface of this epically dark comedy. In fact, the script was meant for Stanley Kubrick. Perhaps the greatest High School comedy of all time, Heathers is satire of the highest caliber. Winona Ryder, in her first post-Beeltejuice (1988) role, delivers insane, acerbic dialogue that would be lost on a lesser talent.

Walking the Camino:  Sunday 14, Cinemobile, 14 h

Accompaning six strangers from around the world as they attempt to walk across Spain with only a backpack, a pair of boots, and an open mind. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their paths will unfold, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by trail’s end. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a sense of adventure, they throw themselves into both their physical trek and their personal pilgrimage.


The cinema is going to be full of kids, noisy, eating and drinking, moving around and laughing all the time.

Don’t worry, leave your adult life at the door, smile and enjoy the movie. You are going to like it too, check the trailer:

You can watch Despicable Me 2 in IMC Cinemas and Eye Cinema. 

Keep in mind that IMC Cinema has the unemployed rate: 3,80 until 5 pm (1 extra Euro if you are watching a 3D movie)



From tomorrow, Saturday June 15, and until the next Sunday 23, all the towns in Ireland will enjoy the Bike Week activities.

With free bike checks, fun cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, road races and much  more, this festival wants to promote the use of bicycles in everyday life.

As usual, we point out some of the activities held in Galway, but you can find all the information for the events in every city and town of the country here

  • Bike Racing for Children (aged 4-13 years) Saturday, 15 June 2013 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm Young children are invited to bike race in Southpark, Galway
  • Wild West Tour Sunday, 16 June 2013 – 8:00am to 6:00pm. Meeting at the Kingfisher Sports Complex, NUI Galway

For experienced Cylists only. Participate in a Cycle Tour of Connemara. Two distances: 45k & 120k

  • Mystery Lunchtime Cycle. Tuesday, 18 June 2013 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Participate in a leisurely lunchtime cycle and learn some bike safety en route. Meeting at NUI Galway Campus (opposite Ward’s Shop), University Road, Galway City


  • National BMX Trick & Stunt Competitions Wednesday, 19 June 2013 – 10:00am to 6:00pm in Moycullen, Co. Galway
including demonstrations from professional riders

  • Bike Fest Film Night Wednesday, 19 June 2013 – 7:30pm to 11:00pm. In the theatre An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street, Galway

Come and Enjoy an Evening of Cycling Films

  • Slí na gCaisleán Tour Sunday, 23 June 2013 – 10:00am to 6:00pm

Guided 25 mile Heritage Cycle which will journey over hills, along botharíns and pass seven castles. Meeting at Terryland Castle

Made Of Stone:

There’s some different at the cinema this weekend, not only The Hangover and Fast and Furious… you can go and watch this documentary about the band The Stone Roses, from this Friday at 7 pm in the Eye Cinema.

The documentary is directed by Shane Meadows (This is England, Dead man’s shoes) and it is all about the reformation of the band, their daily life and their rehearsals. Don’t expect the whole history of the band, that would have been too easy and this director prefers to take some risk.

And if you like his style, please, watch This is England, I promise you are going to like it.