Dublin, 12th April 2019 – Warner Bros. Pictures is excited to bring the digitally remastered ‘80s family adventure classic, The Goonies, to cinemas across Ireland from April 19th.
From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into swashbuckling, surprise-around-every-corner quest beyond their wildest dreams!
Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.
A family adventure classic from start to buccaneering finish, The Goonies is a cinematic treasure trove of breath-taking action, dazzling effects and shiver-yer-timbers thrills!
For more information on dates and screening times check with your local cinema.
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December 22nd 2023: “Avatar 3” (FOX)
December 20th 2024: New “Star Wars” Film #2
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December 18th 2026: New “Star Wars” Film #3
December 17th 2027: “Avatar 5” (FOX)
Academy Award winning director of SENNA and AMY, Asif Kapadia to attend special preview screening of his latest film
DIEGO MARADONA in the Irish Film Institute
The Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award winning director/writer/producer Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) will be travelling to Dublin next Tuesday 11th June to attend a special preview of his latest documentary DIEGO MARADONA ahead of the film’s Irish cinema release on Friday 14th June. The special screening which will be hosted by the Irish Film Institute (IFI) will feature a post-screening Q&A where KATIE director Ross Whitaker will chat with Kapadia about the film and the football legend Maradona.
In DIEGO MARADONA, Kapadia, known for his visually striking films exploring characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving landscapes, focuses on the much-loved yet controversial footballer during his time at SSC Napoli, where he arrived in 1984 for a world-record fee. The world's most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it, as the charismatic Argentine quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. DIEGO MARADONA is the wild and unforgettable story of raw talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
Kapadia is best known for his hugely successful feature documentaries SENNA and AMY. SENNA was the international box office hit and BAFTA-winning feature which told the thrilling story of the Brazilian motor-racing legend Ayrton Senna. His follow-up AMY which world premiered in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, told the story of music legend Amy Winehouse in her own words. AMY is the highest grossing UK documentary of all time that won the Academy Award for Feature Documentary and the BAFTA for Best Documentary.
DIEGO MARADONA will be released in cinemas across Ireland on Friday 14th June.
The Irish Film Institute will be hosting the special public screening with Q&A with Asif Kapadia on Tuesday 11th June at 8.10pm. Tickets can be purchased through the IFI website: DIEGO MARADONA + Q&A - Irish Film Institute
WONDER YEARS: FILMS TO GROW UP WITH – SUMMER SEASON IN LIGHT HOUSE AND PÁLÁS
This summer, Light House Dublin and Pálás Galway will revisit some of your favourite coming-of-age films. Whether you'd like to revisit your youth bathed in gorgeous cinematic nostalgia or bring your young ones to experience something that helped you on your journey to adulthood, there's a varied programme of classic films from child-friendly matinees to a late-night strand for adults only. As part of the season, there will be a Harry Potter sleepover featuring all eight films back to back, with a very magical Hogwarts themed menu to keep you going throughout the night. Fancy dress is encouraged!
On planning the season, Element Cinema programmer Charlene Lydon commented: “Cinema has deftly handled this period of our lives over the years, helping us to find kinship in other people's feelings of otherness, finding hope in other people's struggles and of course, finding joy in other people's hormone-driven disasters. These are the films we grew up with, the films that helped us to grow and we’re excited for you to experience them again or for the first time on the big screen.”
Designer and illustrator Conor Merriman has brought this season to life through specially commissioned artwork.
The films that will feature in this season between July 6th and September 5th are:
The sixth annual Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF), curated by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan and Festival Director Zahara Moufid, will open on Friday, October 4th at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin’s Temple Bar. The festival, which runs until Sunday, October 6th, has been developed in partnership with the IFI and is again presented by Dubai Duty Free.
This year, DAFF is especially proud to announce that actor Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Hunger, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) will be the event’s inaugural Festival Patron.
THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM
Friday, October 4th 20.20
A Palestinian deliveryman and an Israeli café owner are engaged in a clandestine affair as both seek to escape their stifling marriages. When their tryst is exposed, an international crisis looms.
Saturday, October 5th 14.00 (Chester Beatty Library)
Cartoon Saloon's Oscar-nominated animation set in Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Saturday, October 5th 15.30
Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal made headlines around the world as the first woman to ever make it to the final of the Arab world’s biggest poetry competition. This documentary tells her remarkable story.
THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW
Saturday, October 5th 17.30
In Syria in 2012 a mother ventures into a war zone to find a gas cylinder so she can prepare a meal for her son. She discovers that in the besieged area the people there have lost their shadows.
Sunday, October 6th 13.20
A young girl living in a Palestinian refugee camp learns about her family's history through stories told by three previous generations of refugees. An eye-opening animation from director Mats Grorud.
BURNOUT + DIRECTOR Q&A
Sunday, October 6th 15.20
The interconnected destinies of three disparate characters in the Moroccan metropolis of Casablanca are explored in Nour Eddine Lakhmari’s gripping drama, followed by a Q&A with the director and producer.