The second Royal Picture Show Film Festival takes place from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 May at 69 O’ Connell Street, Limerick City.
Following on from the successful launch of the first film festival back in February, we now have details of our second weekend of cinema in this May. These four mini film festivals are part of the programme for Limerick City of Culture 2014.
The four day festival will offer many cinematic delights with highlights including a MONTY PYTHON NIGHT (Saturday 17) where guest speaker JULIAN DOYLE tells the hilarious story of making films with the Python crew. Julian was editor on The Meaning of Life, The Life of Brian (which we will screen after his talk), Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Time Bandits. We will screen the engaging comedy QUARTET made by Dustin Hoffman and featuring an all star cast (Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon). This screening is part of Bealtaine 2014– in celebration of our senior citizens. We will also return to our Parents & Babies film show on Saturday 17 following its enormous success at our inaugural festival last February.
We will showcase some new fantastic Irish short films (some with Limerick connections) as well as a dip into the vast collection that comprises THE LIMERICK FILM ARCHIVE. European cinema will be represented with a focus on Polish cinema on Sunday 18 and other European titles will feature throughout the four days in May.
We very much value the support of all film-goers and this time round will offer an inclusive PATRON’S TICKET which includes admission to all films and the ability to bring a guest at the concession rate.
ROYAL PICTURE SHOW FILM FESTIVAL (THURSDAY 15TH TO SUNDAY 18TH MAY)
The Royal Picture Show is back in 69 O’Connell Street (formerly Belltable) with a four day festival of some of the best contemporary films from around the world. Book Now at limerickroyal.ie or on 061 774774.
Saturday is Monty Python Night. Our guest speaker Julian Doyle will explore his time working with the great comedy ensemble, followed by the 1979 classic The Life of Brian.
Thursday 15th May
10.30 Garage – Cert 15, with short film Losing Grip – €6
15.00 Bealtaine Festival Screening Quartet – 12A, with short film 1928 Limerick – Free
19.15 Wine Reception, followed at 20.15 by The Rocket – PG, with short film Breakfast Wine – €10
Friday 16th May
20.00 Only Lovers Left Alive – 15A, with short film Coda – €8 / €7 Concessions
Saturday 17th May
12.00 Family Screening Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale – €6 / €5 concession
19.30 Monty Python Night – Combined tickets for Talk and Screening are €20 / €15 Concession
19.30 Julian Doyle talk Making Films with Monty Python – €15 / €12 concession
21.30 Limerick Premiere of The Life of Brian – 15A – €8 / €7 Concessions
Sunday 18th May
17.00 Polish Showcase Drogowka/Traffic Department – Cert 18, with short film Headlights – €8 / €7 Concessions
20.00 Closing Film We Are the Best – Cert 15A, with short film Saving Turf – €8 / €7 Concessions