at the New Theatre · 43 East Essex Street · Dublin 2

Patron: George Morrison

Welcome to the Progressive Film Club. We are a voluntary organisation dedicated to showing progressive films from all over the world. Struggles for people’s rights, for the rights of workers, of immigrants, of women, for national liberation and for social justice are some of the themes of the outstanding films we have selected. Showings—usually one all-day show per month—are at the New Theatre in East Essex Street.

Saturday 31 January

Admission free. (Donations welcome.)
3 p.m.
In a Different Place
“I'm in a different place, somewhere I shouldn't be.” This film is a comment on mental health and the dangers in leaving mental health problems untreated. It attempts to convey the oppressive nature of a depressed mind, the feeling of being part of the physical world and also standing just outside, like looking through a thin film at a place you know but is somehow different. The eyes open and close, hoping to see the normal world return.  Directed by Bryan Dunphy. Running time: 5 minutes.

    
3:15 p.m.
Presi per il PIL [Taken for GDP]


A very interesting documentary, beautifully filmed, about “degrowth,” sustainability and self-sufficiency in response to consumerism and the recession. It features case studies of people from various parts of Italy who have forsaken the commercial life in cities to live in rural communities and also also looks at examples of city-dwellers trying to achieve more sustainable life-styles. The film accompanies them in their new daily lives, while interviews with experts such as economists help make sense of the decisions that have been made.  Directed by Stefano Cavallotto, Andrea Bertaglio, and Lorenzo Fioramonti. In Italian with English subtitles. Running times: 65 minutes. ■ Watch the trailer: www.presiperilpil.org



 Dáithí Mac an Mháistir gives an interview to Citywide about the Progressive Film Club.


Submit your films Independent film-makers are invited to submit their films. If they are suitable, we can organise a showing in the New Theatre, together with publicity.

CINEMA POLITICAThe Progressive Film Club is affiliated to Cinema Politica, an international network of community and college clubs that screen independent political films. Based in Montréal, Cinema Politica operates an alternative distribution and exhibition network, run entirely by volunteers and financed by donations and by support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Progressive Film Club is also affiliated to Access Cinema, the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland. Access Cinema books and despatches films on behalf of its member-groups. It gives its affiliates the opportunity to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens, and also supports the work of Irish filmmakers.ACCESS CINEMA

 The Progressive Film Club receives assistance from Dublin City Council.


Details of our earlier shows: 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014

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