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Movies at the Museum: Alice In Wonderland

28th April 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets £3 (+30p booking fee) per person
Times Saturday 28th April: 1:00pm

Join Cinemagic at the Ulster Museum for this April's "Movies at the Museum" selection, Disney's "Alice in Wonderland"!

Lewis Carroll's beloved fantasy tale is brought to life in this Disney animated classic. When Alice, a restless young girl, falls down a rabbit hole, she enters a magical world. There she encounters an odd assortment of characters, including the grinning Cheshire Cat and the goofy Mad Hatter. When Alice ends up in the court of the tyrannical Queen of Hearts, she must stay on the ruler's good side -- or risk losing her head...

Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske - USA - 1951 - 75 mins - Cert: U

Please Note: Tickets are required for all patrons except carers and infants aged 2 and under.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

28th April 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5/£4
Times 28 April: 1.15pm-2.35pm

From filmmaker, animator, and cartoonist Benjamin Renner (Ernest & Celestine), comes the delightfully hilarious The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.

Adapted from Renner's own comics, the film is set up as a play with three acts chronicling different animal characters and tales. Renner, working with animator and co-director Patrick Imbert's beautifully hand-drawn 2D animation style sends these distinctly cartoonish caricatures on laugh-out-loud adventures that are action-packed from start to finish. The stable of animal stars are the heroes of each tale, and their heartwarming antics will have audiences cheering well after the curtain goes down.

Age: 6+

Part of CineSeekers Film Club, which supports and presents a diverse range of world cinema for young people.

Grabbers + Film Production Q&A with David Collins

6th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 6th May: 3pm

Producer David Collins will be presenting the film and taking part in a Q&A before the screening.

Samson Films is one of Ireland’s leading feature film production companies. In addition to developing its own film and TV drama material, Samson also acts as a co-producer and executive producer on a wide range of Irish, European and International feature film projects. Film Projects include Grabbers, Once, The Truth Commissioner, A Dark Song, Run & Jump and The Sea.

Grabbers - The sleepy coastal community of Erin Island is about to receive some unexpected visitors. Vicious extra-terrestrial predators have landed and they’ve got a thirst on.... for blood. With razor sharp tentacles and an insatiable hunger, the alien creatures are about to indulge in a feeding frenzy the likes of which has never been seen before. With a storm fast approaching and with no means of escape, the townsfolk have one last shot at survival. Will the locals find enough Dutch courage to survive The Grabbers?

Dir:  Jon Wright – Ireland & UK – 2012 – 94 mins – Cert: 15A – in English

Preschool Shorts Programme

7th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €2 per pupil
Times Monday 7th May: Flexible
Tuesday 8th May: Flexible
Wednesday 9th May: Flexible
Thursday 10th May: Flexible
Friday 11th May: Flexible
Monday 14th May: Flexible
Tuesday 15th May: Flexible
Wednesday 16th May: Flexible
Thursday 17th May: Flexible
Friday 18th May: Flexible

Cinemagic will be offering preschools the chance to become involved in the festival experience! We will be touring with a special programme of short films designed to entertain & educate young children.

Cinemagic plan to turn each participating preschool into a mini cinema for the day. Not only will we provide young children with a fun filled and safe environment to interact but we will introduce them to the wonder of film and television. Each preschool will be provided with projection screens so the young audience can view the latest children’s entertainment programmes.

Teachers will be able to choose the programme screened in each preschool from the 2017 options that include - The Day Henry Met?, Henry Hugglemonster, The Octonauts, Peter Rabbit, Joe and Jack, Wildernuts, Jam Packed, Shorts for Shorties and Around the World in 60 Minutes!

Suitable for all ages. Duration 60 mins.

Giants, Witches, Peaches & Twists!  Discover the World of Roald Dahl + The BFG

10th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue ODEON Stillorgan
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Thursday 10th May: 10:00am

Magic, Witches and Giants. Did they really exist? In this interactive show for schools you will perform magic and dress-up as heroic wizards & despicable witches! And some brave pupils will be able to try out and experience (in a fun way!) the terrible torturous punishments handed out to magic folk hundreds of years ago!

In Roald Dahl’s The BFG a little orphan girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world. Cert: PG.

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Ferdinand - Regional Outreach Screening

10th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue IMC Santry
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Tickets €2 per pupil
Times Thursday 10th May: 10:30am

Little bull Ferdinand enjoys sitting quietly under a tree and smelling flowers as opposed to jumping around frantically, snorting, and butting heads with the other bulls. As he grows up and becomes a mature, strong bull, Ferdinand's temperament is as gentle as ever. But one day, he's forced to toughen up when five men arrive and mistakenly choose him as the "biggest, fastest and roughest" bull for the highly-anticipated bullfights in Madrid. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf. Cert: G.

 

Suitable for 6-11 year olds

Music from the Movies + Screening: Peter Rabbit

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue ODEON Coolock
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am

Arts education award winning duo Nigel Ireland and Gareth Hopkins will take young audience members through a fun packed interactive show that will include music from hit movies such as The Jungle Book, Frozen, Mark Poppins and Robin Hood. With a line-up of violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin, electric violin and bass guitar, Nigel and Gareth will introduce sound and acoustics using interactive games and stories.

Peter Rabbit is the new feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. Cert: PG.

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Drama for Kids – Jungle Capers!

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am

Let’s take a ride on the wild side! Have fun monkeying around as we Jump into the Jungle, parade across the plains and drift down the Amazon. Just watch out for the piranhas… they’re very smart, cos they live in schools! Oh, and look out for the lion, he might be pleased to eat you! Come face to face with a Kangaparropottomus… a what?! Don’t worry… we can ask a special animal doctor to help us figure it all out…. “Dr. Dolittle, we need yoooouuuuu!

Scamper, swim, fly and plod along to this fun-filled hour of drama, mime and games, with Emma Coogan School of Speech and Drama, for a squeaking, snappping, squawking, rip ROARing time!

Suitable for 4-7 year olds

Special Effects Make-Up in Film

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €4 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Wednesday 16th May: 10:00am
Friday 18th May: 10:00am

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and TV productions. Join special effects artists as they teach pupils the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry!

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Illustration with Corrina Askin

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:30am

Corrina will begin by giving an introduction to the materials and will then talk about how to create a character following a discussion on “what is a funny character?” Kids will then be encouraged to come up with a short story and draw & design their new inspirations! Corrina has worked for many well-known broadcasters including Cbeebies, MTV and Channel 4. She’s created two pre-school animated series currently on air - Castle Farm on Channel Five and Joe and Jack on RTE. Her work has sold around the world, including to Disney Latin America, ABC Australia and Milkshake Channel Five.

Suitable for 6-11 year olds

The Prehistoric Show with History Live + Screening: Early Man

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:30am

In the Prehistoric Show pupils will dress up in replica furs as they imagine what life was like thousands of years ago! Food and hunting techniques will then be explored. Spears, harpoons, bows & arrows, fishing tackle, traps & snares have all been replicated for the presentation. The children will be shown how and why they were used so effectively in the process of hunting seal, walrus, whale and hairy mammoth! The children will also be shown how the food was preserved. Finally they will be shown how fire was created with a bow and wooden drill! All the information has been studied from archaeology and modern Inuit survival techniques.

Early Man is set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. It tells the story of Dug, who along with sidekick Hognob unite their tribe against a mighty enemy - Lord Nooth. Cert: PG.

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Condemned to Remember + Q&A

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:30am

Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. In Germany, Tomi concludes his long quest to bring the convicted SS war criminal Hilde Michnia to account for her secrets and lies. In Poland and Slovakia, he confronts the ‘crisis of shame’ that prevents an honest reckoning with the scale of local ‘collusion’ with the Nazi extermination project. In Bosnia, Tomi embraces Muslim survivors of a genocide, who still search for the remains of their loved ones. Along the way he puts himself into the shoes of the “new Jews” and discovers a strong common bond with refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria. A powerful and thought-provoking documentary. Cert: 15A.

Director Gerry Gregg and Tomi Reichental will take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening.

Ages: 15+

Animated Antics Primary School Short Film Competition

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am
Wednesday 16th May: 10:00am
Thursday 17th May: 10:00am
Friday 18th May: 10:00am

A selection of the very best new world animations for young people to discuss, debate and review. Before the screening the Cinemagic programming team will be sharing reviewing tips

Animated Antics Programme

The Unicorn
Dir: Rémi Durin – France & Belgium – 13mins
One day, out walking, a little king spots an extraordinary creature, white as snow and fast as the wind.

The Common Chameleon
Dir: Tomer Eshed – Germany – 4 mins
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

Au Revoir Balthazar
Dir: Rafael Sommerhalder – Switzerland – 10 mins
A scarecrow, a storm, a broken leg, the resonant sound of a sea shell!

The Fable: Mystery of the Harp
Dir: Solas – Belarus – 6 mins
A story about music, inspiration and love.

Sabaku
Dir: Marlies van der Wel – The Netherlands – 3 mins
Sabaku needs to find a new best friend.

First Snow
Dir: Lenka Ivancikova – Czech Republic – 14 mins
A young hedgehog takes a perilous walk in the woods!

Selfie Cat
Dir: Elsa Divet, Geoffery Assey & Emeline Bernard – France – 3 mins
Victoria tries desperately to take a selfie with her cat in the hopes of winning a contest.

The Lost Letter
Dir: Kealan O'Rourke – Ireland – 8 mins
A boy is determined for his old neighbour to enjoy the Christmas session.

Boris-Noris
Dir: Laura-Beth Cowley – UK – 4 mins
A man gathering up washed up items on the seashore comes across something surprising.

Sonic Boom
Dir: Natalys Raut-Sieuzac – Japan – 12 mins
When novice film director Eggman depicts Sonic in a movie, egos spin out of control.

Blub
Dir: Maximilian Auer – Germany – 3 mins
The social life of fish is characterised with a glimmer.

The Sky Between Us
Dir: Anastasia Dyakova – Australia – 4 mins
Three young children invite the viewer to remember the wonder of childhood.

Suitable for ages 8-11

Jury’s Out! Primary School Short Film Competition

11th May 2018 |

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:30am
Monday 14th May: 10:30am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:30am
Wednesday 16th May: 10:30am
Thursday 17th May: 10:30am
Friday 18th May: 10:30am

This is a great practical opportunity for primary school children to watch and review an international short film programme before selecting a winner. The Cinemagic programming team will be on hand to share reviewing tips and guide pupils in what to look out for when critiquing the shorts.

In the Mood for a Swim
Dir: Charlotta Lennartsdotter – Sweden – 10 mins
A girl spends a beautiful summer’s day with her Grandad.

Litterbugs
Dir: Peter-Stanley Ward – UK – 15 mins
A young inventor and a pint-sized superhero team up to defeat the town bullies.

Lili Within the Clouds
Dir: Toma Leroux – France & Algeria – 15 mins
During her summer holidays, Lili decides to build a plane!

King Grandpa
Dir: Martin Grau – Germany – 13 mins
Clemens learns that storytelling is the best way to keep his grandfather’s memory alive.

Intruders
Dir: Thea Hvistendahl – Norway – 5 mins
Two sisters play by the river in their new neighbourhood. Suddenly the game is interrupted.

Fish
Dir: Javier Quintas – Spain – 10 mins
Danny never sees his mum eat dinner – but he’s got a clever plan to make sure she doesn’t go without.

The Red Thunder
Dir: Alvaro Ron – USA – 7 mins
Sarah, a nerdy teenager, needs her mum’s brand new car to go on a date.

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Special Effects Make-Up in Film

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €4 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am
Thursday 17th May: 10:00am

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and TV productions. Join special effects artists as they teach pupils the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry!

Ages: 12+

Jury’s Out! 12+ Short Film Showcase

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am
Wednesday 16th May: 10:00am
Thursday 17th May: 10:00am
Friday 18th May: 10:00am

The ‘Juries Out!’ programmes are available to screen in schools during the festival. The 12+ package offers a range of new and exciting short films from around the world! The Festival Team will be leading a ‘Film Review’ session before the screening.

Blank Squares
Dir: Rebecca Figenschau – Norway – 12 mins
A film about missing home and the pain involved in leaving behind everything you know.

Swimming in the Desert
Dir: Alvaro Ron – Spain – 18 mins
A ten year old girl challenges her grandfather to follow a crazy plan to bring water back to the town’s dried up riverbed.

Cast Off
Dir: Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers – Canada – 20 mins
Simon’s upset he has to leave his remote island to go to boarding school. But a chance encounter with a beached toy boat gives him a fresh perspective.

The Boy by the Sea
Dir: Vasily Chuprina – The Netherlands – 7 mins
The story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy and an old lighthouse keeper.

An Afternoon of Fishing
Dir: Hugo De la Riva – Spain – 6 mins
A grandfather and his granddaughter spend a pleasant afternoon fishing and contemplating the meaning of life.

Real Men Don’t Cry
Dir: Lucas Castán – Spain – 19 mins
Ivan shares his father’s love for ice hockey, but a rare illness stops him from practising. Can his father make his wish to play come true?

New Boy
Dir: Norman Tamkivi – UK – 11 mins
Mike develops an obsession to buy the latest VR toy that the other kids are playing with. Trouble is, Mike has no money!

Jury’s Out! 15+  Short Film Showcase

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am
Wednesday 16th May: 10:00am
Thursday 17th May: 10:00am
Friday 18th May: 10:00am

The 15+ Jury Programme is an eclectic mix of international shorts that includes dark fairy-tales, family dramas, horror films and sci-fi epics. Before the screening the Cinemagic programming team will be sharing reviewing tips.

Princess
Dir: Karsten Dahlem – Germany – 17 mins
When gang leader Ole steals new girl Davie’s bag, he would never in his wildest dreams think it would lead to him singing in the school Karaoke contest.

Freak
Dir: Dawid Ullgren – Sweden – 7 mins
A boy is bullied by his friends in the changing rooms before a swimming competition. Then help comes from someone unexpected.

Highway
Dir: Vanessa Gazy – Australia – 11 mins
A troubled young hitchhiker struggles to escape a fatal prophecy on a remote mountain highway.

Pearlies
Dir: Gil Pinheiro & Pascal Thiebaux – France & Luxembourg – 13 mins
What if it the tooth fairy was actually a neurotic psychopath obsessing about its collection of dental trophies?

Offside
Dir: Cosima Frei – Switzerland – 15 mins
When Dastan’s Mum comes to watch the match, he must choose between her or his teammates.

Under the Ground
Dir: Frederico Olivetti – Italy – 14 mins
What hides in the dark pit at the side of the path in the woods? A girl knows something just isn’t right and tries desperately to find answers.

Passengers
Dir: Simon Portus – Australia – 15 mins
Frustrated by their lack of connection, Patrick resorts to desperate measures to spend more time with his son.

The Endless Days
Dir: Philippe Grenier – Canada – 18 mins
A boy in need of a role model must stop his older brother leaving home.

Animated Antics 12+  Short Film Showcase

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 11th May: 10:00am
Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am
Wednesday 16th May: 10:00am
Thursday 17th May: 10:00am
Friday 18th May: 10:00am

This is a great practical opportunity for schools to watch and review an international short film package of world animations before selecting a winner. The Cinemagic programming team will be on hand to share reviewing tips and guiding students in what to look out for when critiquing the shorts.

Darrel
Dir: Marc Briones Piulachs & Alan Carabantes – Spain – 3 mins
Darrel will do everything in his power to impress the girl in the subway.

Catherine
Dir: Britt Raes – France – 12 mins
A tragic comedy of a sweet little girl, who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.

Dandelion
Dir: Jorge Bellver – Spain – 7 mins
Dandelion seeds are spread by the wind. We follow them on a journey over plains and seas.

Spring Jam
Dir: Ned Wenlock – New Zealand – 6 mins
A young stag must improvise his singing skills to have any chance impressing the girls.

A Space in Time
Dir: Alexandre Athane– France – 14 mins
A little girl spends all her time with her grandfather. All their games relate to their dream: to see a man walk on the moon.

Temptation
Dir: Camille Canonne, Laura Bouillet, Michael Hoft, Catherine Le Quang, Pauline Raffin, Martin Villert – France – 5 mins
A glutton bear tries to steal a picnic basket located in a scout camp.

Scrambled
Dir: Bastiaan Schravendeel – The Netherlands – 7 mins
When 19 year old Esra misses her train, a vintage Rubik’s Cube challenges her attention.

Amour Fou
Dir: Florian Werzinski – Germany – 4 mins
The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre by a fan madly in love with the painting.

Birdy Wouaf Wouaf
Dir: Ayce Kartal – France & Turkey – 4 mins
One day a baby bird stops chirping and starts barking instead.

Envor
Dir: Leila Courtillon – France – 3 mins
Two young sisters are out walking near the coast when one of them disappears in the fog.

Way of the Giants
Dir: Alois Di Leo – Brazil – 12 mins
A girl will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life.

 

Ages: 12+

The Giant Pear

11th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Friday 11th May: 6:30pm

Life in peaceful Sunnytown hasn't been the same ever since the mayor went missing. This is especially true for close friends Mitcho and Sebastian, who don't believe that their mayor simply disappeared. One evening, they find a message in a bottle from the mayor saying he is on a mysterious island and has made a fascinating discovery. Also in the bottle is a seed — which grows overnight into a giant pear! Cautious and apprehensive, Mitcho and Sebastian climb aboard the pear and set sail in search of the island. On their journey they encounter several obstacles, including a bizarre run-in with a quirky professor.

This beautifully animated tale, based on the picture book by Jakob Martin Strid, retains its storybook quality as the adventure mounts as if with the turn of ever page!

Dir: Amalie Naesby Fick, Jorgen Lerdam and Philip Einstein Lipski – Denmark – 2017 – 79 mins – Age: 5+ – in English

Capt’n Sharky

12th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 12th May: 10:30am

Capt’n Sharky is unable to read or write or even count properly. But those things aren’t important to “The terror of the seas” and are offset by a huge ego.

With Mikey, a normal young boy who’s ordered life has broken out into a completely new direction due to Sharky’s spontaneity, and Bonnie, a trouble shooting girl who tends to assume command in every situation much to Sharky’s dismay, they will enjoy seafaring adventures of plunder, pillage and piracy as they thwart the plans of arch enemies The Admiral and Old Bill the Pirate. It starts as a pure alliance of convenience, but along the way they will explore themes of friendship, fairness, loyalty, tolerance and what it means to be a hero.

Dir: Hubert Weiland and Jan Stoltz – Germany – 2018 – 73 mins – Age: 5+ – In English

Next Door Spy

12th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 12th May: 11am

Ten-year-old detective Agathe-Christine dreams of being a private detective. With her own private office, AC — as she prefers to be called — is always in search of the next mystery to solve. When she moves next door to a puzzling skater, Vincent, AC immediately gets the sense that there's more to him than his relaxed, loner vibe lets on. She decides to drop all of her other leads in pursuit of surveilling Vincent full time, but what she discovers may be more than what even she expected. Next Door Spy challenges archetypical characters as each protagonist is forced to look beyond the surface to reveal the unique self that lies within.

Dir: Karla Von Bengtson – Denmark – 2017 – 77 mins – Age: 8+ – In Danish with English Subtitles

Kikoriki: Déjà Vu

12th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 12th May: 1pm

Kikoriki: Déjà Vu is a thrilling, laugh-out-loud time travelling adventure for the whole family!

Krash has decided to throw his best buddy Barry an unforgettable birthday party. He contacts the Déjà Vu Agency, which organises exciting time travel adventures! But a cataclysmic accident occurs after Barry and his friends fail to follow the rules correctly and are scattered across the universe. Krash has to find and retrieve his friends with the help of his alter ego from another time and place, Shark, who has materialised out of the rupture in the space-time continuum. Can the Kikoriki gang by saved or will they be lost in time forever!?

Dir: Denis Chernov – Russia – 2017 – 85 mins – Age: 5+ – In English

Lila’s Book

12th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 12th May: 1:15pm

In this adventure through magical worlds, children explore and discover the true value of friendship, the power of fantasy, and how to stay in touch with your heritage and culture.

Lila is a character in a children's book. One day she suddenly falls out of her paper world and into the "real" world. The only person who can save her is Ramon, the grown-up owner of the book. Sadly, Ramon hasn't read the book (or any book) for many years. He's also stopped believing in fantasy. Lila and her sassy new friend Manuela must face a dangerous journey to the Desert of Lost Memories, to retrieve the precious book and expose the truth to Ramon.

Dir: Marcela Rincón – Colombia and Uruguay – 2017 – 76 mins – Age: 8+ – In Spanish with English Subtitles

Illustration with Corrina Askin

12th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Liffey Trust Studios
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Tickets €20
Times Saturday 12th May: 2pm

Corrina will begin by giving an introduction to the materials and will then talk about how to create a character following a discussion on “what is a funny character?” Kids will then be encouraged to come up with a short story and draw & design their new inspirations! Corrina has worked for many well-known broadcasters including Cbeebies, MTV and Channel 4. She’s created two pre-school animated series currently on air - Castle Farm on Channel Five and Joe and Jack on RTE. Her work has sold around the world, including to Disney Latin America, ABC Australia and Milkshake Channel Five.

Cleo & Paul

12th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 12th May: 3:00pm

Three and a-half year old Cléo is the reigning hide-and-seek champion. But then one day she forgets which path she took in the park. Suddenly the world is full of strangers staring at their smartphones. Cléo sets out on her own in the hustle-bustle of Paris in search of her brother Paul, who is lost as well. In tender proximity to its tiny protagonists, this laconic cinematic fairy tale by Stéphane Demoustier turns the daily urban doldrums into a marvelous cosmos of wonderful things, places and encounters.

Dir: Stéphane Demoustier – France – 2018 – 61 mins – Age: 10+ - in French with English Subtitles

Master Spy

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 13th May: 10:30am

While working undercover as a spy in the 1970s, Simon is discovered by the enemy and ends up being cryogenically frozen. Nearly 50 years later he is thawed out by Tim, a young boy with a thirst for adventure. Simon still has a case to solve and with the help of Tim, some gadgets from the 1970s combined with modern technology, they set off to unmask the villain, rescue Simon’s old partner and save the world.

Dir: Pieter van Rijn – Netherlands – 2016 – 77 mins – Age 8+ – in Dutch with English Subtitles

Aardman Model Making Workshops (Hognob)

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Liffey Trust Studios
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Tickets €10
Times Sunday 13th May: 11am

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Lead by one of their expert model makers, you’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the award-winning studio. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there….Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.  

Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 13th May: 11am

Quebec, 1956. On assignment, amateur private eye Nelly stumbles into the research lab of young anthropologist Simon Picard. Frustrated and nearing the end of his research grant, Simon has yet to find evidence of the existence of the elusive Yeti and prove his hypothesis that the Yeti is the missing link in human evolution. Given a three-month reprieve by his wealthy yet suspicious investor, Simon reluctantly accepts Nelly's help as they set out on a mission through the Himalayas in search of the mythical Yeti. Nelly and Simon must learn to combine their methodological and improvisational approaches if they are going to be able to navigate the challenging terrain. With Tensing, their young Sherpa guide, and Jasmin, a chatty myna bird, by their side, what could possibly go wrong?

Dir: Nancy Florence Savard and Pierre Greco – Canada – 2017 – 84 mins – Age: 5+ – In English

Aardman Model Making Workshops (Gromit)

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Liffey Trust Studios
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Tickets €10
Times Sunday 13th May: 1:00pm

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Lead by one of their expert model makers, you’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the award-winning studio. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there….Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.

Anchors Up – Boats to the Rescue

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 13th May: 1pm

Elias is the top rescue boat in Cosy Cove, so when he's called upon to rescue a boat in the midst of a huge storm, it's no surprise that he's up to the job. His heroic rescue operation becomes the talk of the town, and news spreads to a larger neighbouring port that's in search of a new rescue boat to replace its retiring one. Leaving his friends and home behind, Elias is wooed by the prestige of working in ‘Big Harbour’. One evening, he overhears a local gang talking about mining illegal precious metals. Elias must turn to his old friends from Cosy Cove for help. But since Elias left them behind so abruptly, will they be open to helping him before it's too late?

Dir: Simen Alsvik and William John Ashurst – Norway – 2017 – 73 mins – Age: 5+ – In English

Oskar’s America

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 13th May: 1:15pm

10 year old Oskar has a dream. He wants to ride the prairies with his mother. But right before summer vacation Oskar’s mum tells him she is going to America, alone, while he has to stay behind on the farm with his bad-tempered grandfather. Fortunately for Oskar, he gets acquainted with eccentric neighbour Levi and his short-sighted horse. Together they set up a nutty plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat - with Levi's horse as a passenger!

Dir: Torfinn Iversen – Noway & Sweden – 2017 – 79 mins – Age: 8+ – in Norwegian with English Subtitles

Aardman Model Making Workshops (Shaun the Sheep)

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Liffey Trust Studios
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Tickets €10
Times Sunday 13th May: 3pm

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Lead by one of their expert model makers, you’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the award-winning studio. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there….Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.

Ernest and Célestine - The Collection

13th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 13th May: 3pm

Ernest and Célestine - The Collection presents the original and exciting adventures of a big offbeat bear and a mischievous little mouse.

Ernest is a Bear who marches to the beat of his own drum. He earns his living playing the accordion and performing in the streets. He is perpetually grumpy. He complains, he protests, he resists…But his bad mood is always followed by a big laugh. In his run-down house, he took in Célestine, a little orphan Mouse. Célestine is as generous with Ernest as she is with her friends. She is always cheerful, optimistic, and determined. When she becomes fixated on a goal, nothing stands in her way, especially not Ernest’s grumpy attitude. She is also a talented artist and writer: she records her adventures with Ernest in little books that she writes and illustrates herself.

We are delighted to present x 6 new episodes from the Ernest and Celestine collection.

Dir: Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger – France – 2017 – 78 mins – Age: 5+ – in English

From Book to Screen The Witches + Storytelling with Jack Lynch

14th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
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Times Monday 14th May: 10:00am
Tuesday 15th May: 10:00am

Each festival we select a children’s literary classic that has been adapted for the ‘Big Screen’ as part of our Book to Screen strand. This year we have chosen Roald Dahl’s The Witches.

Before the screening storyteller Jack Lynch will be taking pupils on a spooky & magical journey exploring scary myths and legends from around the world.

In Roald Dahl’s The Witches, A young boy stumbles into a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse! Cert: PG.

Activity sheets and classroom notes will be available for teachers on the day.

Coco - Regional Outreach Screening

14th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Axis Centre Ballymun
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Tickets €2 per pupil
Times Monday 14th May: 10:30am

Coco, tells the tale of “Miguel Rivera”, a 12-year-old boy, living in a home that believes music has cursed their family for generations. However “Miguel” still has dreams of becoming a professional guitarist, just like his hero the late “Ernesto De la Cruz”. So ignoring his family’s music ban, he keeps practicing on his guitar, trying to emulate his idol and, in doing so, accidentally transports himself to the “Land of the Dead”. In this beautiful colourful magical underworld “Miguel” encounters the souls of his own family who have long passed away. Cert: PG.

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Lovemovies.ie ‘Craft & Graft Presentation’  + Coco

14th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Monday 14th May: 10:30am

At the Industry Trust for IP Awareness they believe when you learn about all of the hard work (graft) that goes into the creation of a film - you get more of a handle on why it’s not yours to take for free. Plus you can better understand why the real life people who invested their time, skills and money in making the film deserve to get paid for their work. When we all understand the importance of supporting the film industry and paying for the films we watch then there will be more films made to enjoy in the future.

To celebrate the hard work that goes into every aspect of the Film industry in Ireland, we have invited Walt Disney Studios, Ireland Head of Sales, Martin O’Grady to tell you about his job, the jobs along the way and why he loves all movies, not just Disney ones.

The Q&A will be followed by a screening of Coco. Cert: PG.

Learn more about the Industry Trust and watch their fantastic ‘Moments worth Paying For’ campaigns on www.lovemovies.ie

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

My First Cinema Trip! Bob the Builder: Mega Machines

14th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Monday 14th May: 11:00am

The My First Cinema Trip scheme is designed to offer opportunities for nursery and primary school groups to visit the cinema together for the first time!

Scoop, Muck and Lofty can’t wait to help Bob with his biggest build ever – building a dam and transforming an old quarry into a reservoir to provide Spring City with fresh water. Bob enlists the help of another builder, Conrad, to help clear the quarry – along with his three enormous Mega Machines, Thud, Crunch and Ace. Conrad, secretly resentful that he lost out on the dam-building contract to Bob, plots to undermine his rival’s reputation and sabotages the dam. Soon Bob realises that things are not as they should be and that it’s up to him and his team to save Spring City! Cert: G.

Suitable for 3-6 year olds

The Ugly Animal Roadshow with Simon Watt + A Bug’s Life

15th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Tuesday 15th May: 10:30am

Simon Watt is President for life of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society - The society that celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the Animal Kingdom’s most monstrous!!!

In this interactive show we will look at what makes these hideous creatures so amazing and study how they evolved. The workshop will feature videos, demonstrations and lots and lots of audience participation. Topics covered will include – evolution, extinction, conservation and adaptation.

A Bug’s Life - A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe! Cert: G.

Simon Watt is a biologist, science communicator, writer and TV presenter. His on screen credits include – Rocketeers, Wild Cities, Eureka: The Big Bang Query and Inside Nature’s Giants.

Suitable for 6-11 year olds

Michael Inside + Q&A with Frank Berry and Donna Eperon

15th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Tuesday 15th May: 10:30am

If one bad decision can mark someone for life, 18-year-old Michael (Dafhyd Flynn) doesn’t stand a chance in this powerful, hard-hitting tale of incarceration and its lasting effects. Raised in inner city Dublin, Michael lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy). The chance of a job, a decent life or a future seems remote, and it feels all too inevitable when Michael lands a three month prison sentence. A heartrending drama driven by a stand out performance from Flynn, and a deserved winner of Best Irish Film at Galway’s Fleadh. Cert: 15A.

Director Frank Berry and Producer Donna Eperon will take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening.

Ages: 15+

Bad Day for the Cut + Producer/Writer Q&A with Brendan Mullin

15th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Tuesday 15th May: 6:30pm

Producer and Writer Brendan Mullin will be presenting the film and taking part in a post-screening Q&A.

Gritty revenge drama Bad Day for the Cut is the debut movie by director/writer Chris Baugh and producer/writer Brendan Mullin. The film tells the story of a mild-mannered middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, who sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered. Shot in Belfast and Templepatrick, the film wowed audiences at Sundance Film Festival (the movie became the first feature-length production made in Northern Ireland ever to be presented at the event). Bad Day for the Cut is an impressive debut feature, full of nail-biting tension and expertly handled action, with a highly endearing hero at its heart.

Dir: Chris Baugh – UK – 2017 – 100 mins – Age: 18+ – in English

The Classification Debate With IFCO and the BBFC

16th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Wednesday 16th May: 10:30am

All your questions concerning how and why films need to be classified will be answered by IFCO (Irish Film Classification Office) and the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) at this special presentation and interactive workshop event for schools. The workshop will also look at how and why classification can differ in different countries and regions. We will specifically be looking at films in the horror genre in this exciting and educational cross border event. We will screen Marvel’s Doctor Strange (BBFC Cert: 12A / IFCO Cert: 12A) in full in the afternoon session.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange - While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Ages: 12+

Making of ‘Grace and Goliath’ & Production/Distribution Q&A

16th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Wednesday 16th May: 11:00am

Last summer 48 young trainees from across Ireland and the USA came together to take part in a truly unique filmmaking project. Working with seasoned film professionals the young filmmakers set about making a feature film. From concept and pre-production, to filming and post-production the trainees put their heart and soul into producing the fantastic family drama - Grace and Goliath.

The experiences of the young filmmakers has been captured in a ‘making of’ documentary that we are delighted to be previewing at this special Cinemagic Dublin event for schools. Members of the production crew will also be in attendance to talk about their experiences making the film and will be on hand to tell audience members how they can get involved in future Cinemagic filmmaking projects. We are also delighted to have Siobhan Farrell from Eclipse Pictures attending the event to talk to students about the role of Film Distribution, especially in relation to Grace and Goliath as we prepare for its theatrical release in Autumn 2018.

Ages: 12+

Myths, Legends and Folktales - Storytelling + The Son of Bigfoot

17th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Thursday 17th May: 10:30am

Join storyteller Jack Lynch for a fun-filled morning of mystery and intrigue as he takes pupils on a journey around the world exploring myths, legends and folktales.

Jack Lynch tells a wide range of stories that draw on Ireland’s rich oral tradition. He combines folkloric elements with ancient Irish myths, wonder tales and tall tales. He has told stories throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Jordan, the West Indies and the United States. He is also a founder member of Storytellers of Ireland.
The Son of Bigfoot - When teenager, Adam, discovers his long-lost father is none other than the legendary Bigfoot, things begin to get more than a little hairy! Cert: PG.

Suitable for 8-11 year olds

Kissing Candice + Q&A with Aoife McArdle

17th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Thursday 17th May: 10:30am

Aoife McArdle makes an eye-catching feature debut with a stylish, seductive drama poised between harsh realities and inviting escapism. 17-year-old Candice (an impressive Ann Skelly) feels trapped in a gloomy seaside town riven with violence, and a life defined by chronic seizures. Everything brightens when she meets a handsome young man who is the spitting image of the fellow she sees in her dreams. Is he the answer to her prayers, or another manifestation of her dangerous fantasies? A dazzling calling card for some bright new talents.

Director Aoife McArdle will take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening.

Ages: 15+

Loving Vincent + Q&A with Artists Séamas O’Labhradha and Sandra Hickey

17th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10

Loving Vincent artists Séamas O’Labhradha and Sandra Hickey will be presenting the film and taking part in a post-screening Q&A.

On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story. Starring Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan and Helen McCrory.

Dir: Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman – UK & Poland – 2017 – 95 mins – Cert: 12A – in English

Knight Rusty: Full Metal Racket - New World Cinema

18th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue ODEON Coolock
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 18th May: 10:30am

Forced into early retirement, Knight Rusty is looking for a new job. But when power crazed police chiefs take over the kingdom, Rusty finally accepts that he must do what he was created for: to protect Scrapland and his father’s vision! A thrilling new adventure full of suspense, spectacular action and lots of fun.

Suitable for 5-11 year olds

The Breadwinner + Q&A with Cartoon Saloon

18th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €5 per pupil
Times Friday 18th May: 10:30am

Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

Cartoon Saloon will take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening.

Ages: 12+

My First Cinema Trip!  Screening: Thomas & Friends

18th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €3 per pupil
Times Friday 18th May: 11:00am

The My First Cinema Trip scheme is designed to offer opportunities for nursery and primary school groups to visit the cinema together for the first time!

Determined to prove his importance on Sodor, Thomas takes James’ trucks and sets off on a big adventure to the mainland. On the way he makes friends with the cheerful and helpful “Experimental Engines” but, after a wrong turn, finds himself lost in the steelworks. There, Thomas encounters two mysterious engines who instantly make him feel welcome but who aren’t what they first seem. After Thomas fails to return, James sets off to the mainland but runs into trouble himself and it is up to Thomas and the Experimental Engines to save the day.

Join Thomas in a tale of daring escapes, heroic rescues and discover that true friendship comes in all shapes and sizes. Cert: G.

Suitable for 3-6 year olds

Orchestra Class

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 19th May: 10:45am

Simon is a distinguished violinist, but he’s at a low point in his life and career. He ends up teaching a 6th-grade orchestra class at a Parisian middle school, under the direction of the kindly Mr. Farid. He gets off to a rocky start and his strict teaching style doesn’t help him connect with the more difficult students. One of these students is Arnold, a painfully shy but gifted boy who is passionate about the violin. Inspired by Arnold’s raw talent and the warm enthusiasm of the rest of the class, Simon regains his zest for life and rediscovers the joys of music. But will he be able to overcome the obstacles and keep his promise to take the class to perform at the Paris Philharmonic?

Dir: Rachid Hami – France – 2016 – 102 mins – Age: 15+ – in French with English Subtitles

Heartstrings

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 19th May: 11am

A talented cellist and top student, 12-year-old Marie has a secret that she hasn’t shared with anyone at school: she has a degenerative eye condition. Her protective parents believe she should move to a leading medical facility for treatment, but Marie wants to finish the school year and audition for a prestigious music academy. Meanwhile, Marie offers to tutor her classmate Victor, who is having difficulties with his school work — and also harbours a secret crush on Marie. The two develop a strong friendship, and Marie eventually confides in Victor about her eyesight. Together, they hatch a plan: he will help cover up her deteriorating vision in class so she can finish the school year and perform her audition.

Based on the book Le coeur en braille, Heartstrings is a beautifully crafted and moving film that boasts remarkably strong performances from its young leads.

Dir: Michel Boujenah – France – 2016 – 89 mins – Age: 12+ – in French with English Subtitles

Girl in Flight

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 19th May: 1pm

Silvia, a determined 11 year old girl from a small town in Tuscany, boards a train alone going to Rome. When asked by a mother sitting nearby why she is alone, Silvia responds 'my parents are very modern and leave me to do as I wish.' Two months earlier, we see Silvia's mother incapacitated by a severe episode of recurring depression, and later, at her breaking point, Silvia gathers her things and leaves... alone. On the train, she meets Emina, a smart, defiant 13 year old girl. When they arrive in Rome, Silvia follows Emina as she disappears inside Rome's vast central train station.

Inspired by real events Girl in Flight reflects the tender, frightening and exciting emotional journey of a courageous young girl searching for her place in the world.

Dir: Sandra Vannucchi – Italy – 2017 – 75 mins – Age: 15+ – in Italian with English Subtitles

Big Fish and Begonia

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 19th May: 1:15pm

An astonishing work of animation over a decade in the making, Big Fish & Begonia crosses worlds, unleashes the elements, and pushes our understanding of fate itself. Thoughtful Chun comes from an unseen world responsible for Earth’s wellbeing. When she crosses into our planet, she develops a bond with a human boy who sacrifices his life for hers. Big Fish & Begonia draws on fascinating Chinese mythology to show Chun’s epic journey to return the favour.

Dir: Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun – China – 2016 – 105 mins – Age: 8+ – In English

Storyboarding with Damien O’Connor (Brown Bag Films)

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Liffey Trust Studios
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Tickets €20
Times Saturday 19th May: 2pm

Every animated film, from million dollar Disney films to low budget short films, all start with a storyboard. A storyboard takes a script or a story and turns it into a series of drawings, these drawings show everyone where the camera will be placed, where the characters need to be positioned and what the characters will be doing. The trick to a good storyboard is to know where to place the camera and characters to best tell the story. Informal, fun and informative, the workshop will use examples and exercises to give participants the knowledge they need to visually tell a story, participants will then be able to storyboard stories of their very own (stories can be provided and all levels of drawing ability catered for). Led by storyboard artist Damien O'Connor (Doc McStuffins, Noddy, Olivia the Pig and The Octonauts)

Fortuna

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 19th May: 3:30pm

Ten-year-old Jovan was born with partial cerebral palsy. Shy, self-conscious and without many friends, he often escapes in his imagination to a place where he is a crime-fighting superhero not limited by his own body. His world shifts when a new girl arrives in his class. Milica, not intimidated by much, chooses the seat next to Jovan and immediately enlists him to help her free her father from his girlfriend, whom she is convinced is a witch who has placed him under a spell. The Witch Hunters is an honest portrayal of struggle and acceptance, and how true friendship can lead to undiscovered inner strength.

Dir: Rasko Miljkovic – Serbia – 2018 – 90 mins – Age: 10+ – in Serbian with English Subtitles

The Witch Hunters

19th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Saturday 19th May: 3:30pm

Ten-year-old Jovan was born with partial cerebral palsy. Shy, self-conscious and without many friends, he often escapes in his imagination to a place where he is a crime-fighting superhero not limited by his own body. His world shifts when a new girl arrives in his class. Milica, not intimidated by much, chooses the seat next to Jovan and immediately enlists him to help her free her father from his girlfriend, whom she is convinced is a witch who has placed him under a spell. The Witch Hunters is an honest portrayal of struggle and acceptance, and how true friendship can lead to undiscovered inner strength.

Dir: Rasko Miljkovic – Serbia – 2018 – 90 mins – Age: 10+ – in Serbian with English Subtitles

Cross My Heart

20th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 20th May: 10:30am

Montreal, October 1970. Twelve-year-old Manon's family is on the verge of collapse; she and her little brother Mimi are about to be placed in Foster Care. Manon is incensed. Inspired by the current political crisis, she comes up with a plan and takes an old woman hostage to demand the right to choose her own future. With the help of her two cousins Martin and Denis, they leave the city with Mimi and the old woman, determined to find refuge where they can all be happy and free. Gripping, tender and moving, Cross My Heart is a vibrant story portraying the weaknesses and betrayals of adulthood as seen through the eyes of children.

Dir: Luc Picard – Canada – 2017 – 100 mins – Age: 15+ – in French with English Subtitles

Liyana

20th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 20th May: 11am

Affecting and uplifting, this beautiful documentary and animated fiction hybrid tells the story of a young girl as imagined by a group of orphaned Swazi children. Executive produced by Thandie Newton and animated by artist Shofela Coker, five children from a self-sustaining agricultural orphanage in Swaziland, create a story under the guidance of South African children’s author Gcina Mhlophe. In this tale-within-a-tale, the orphans invent a character drawn from their own experience. Their character, Liyana, is a brave and strong girl who lives in a thatched hut with her mother, father and two brothers. Their story never shies away from the realities of the pain and loss they have experienced. True to their own lives, resilience is key to the narrative they tell – a fairytale imbued with tenderness and courage.

Dir: Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp – Swaziland, USA and Qatar – 2017 – 77 mins – Age: 12+ – in English

The Mystery of Green Hill

20th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 20th May: 1pm

Koko and his friends are spending their summer vacation on the shores of a lake near the idyllic Green Hill. Soon the magical countryside is disturbed by unusual events: under the cover of night, burglars break into one house after another, stealing anything valuable they can find. When the police turn a blind eye, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands and unmask the burglars.

Based on the book series by Ivan Kusan The Mystery of Green Hill is an action-packed adventure for teens that pays homage in tone and style to classics such as Stand By Me and The Goonies.

Dir: Cejen Cernic – Croatia – 2017 – 81 mins – Age: 12+ – in Croatian with English Subtitles

Just Charlie + Director Q&A with Rebekah Fortune

20th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €8.10
Times Sunday 20th May: 1:15pm

Director Rebekah Fortune will be presenting the film and taking part in a post-screening Q&A.

Football is Charlie’s joy. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make magic happen - a gift that many teenage boys only dream of. Now the opportunity for Charlie to play professionally has come along and it looks like he will be able to succeed where his father could not. But Charlie has a secret, a secret locked in his heart. Now, with his future seemingly mapped out, the secret cannot stay hidden any longer. Charlie’s decision to reveal the truth tears his once united family apart and puts his friends in turmoil. No-one is quite sure of themselves or each other anymore and the road back to harmony is paved with obstacles, prejudices and confusion.

Dir: Rebekah Fortune – UK – 2017 – 97 mins – Age: 15+ – in English

Comic Book Making with Davy Francis and the Comic Book Guys

20th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Liffey Trust Studios
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Tickets €20
Times Sunday 20th May: 2pm

Want to learn how to make your own comic? Join artist Davy Francis and the Comic book Guys as they invite participants to devise their very own comic strip. You will develop your own characters, worlds and storylines in this fun and creative workshop.

Davy Francis is a cartoonist, caricaturist and comic artist from Belfast with a style that tends towards whimsical humour. Best known for his work on Holy Cross, Oink! and 2000AD, he was part of the first flowering of small press comics in Belfast in the 1970s contributing to the Belfast People's Comic and self-publishing his own comic books

Established in 2014, Comic Book Guys is Northern Ireland’s largest independent comic book store based in the heart of Belfast. Inspired by a passion for all things comics and a desire to create a comic book store like no other with a unique, infectious atmosphere, Comic Book Guys was founded by comic book fans for comic book fans. The store specialises in everything from old and new comics to toys, figures, movie memorabilia & other collectibles. Excelsior!

Lady Bird + Q&A with Saoirse Ronan

20th May 2018 | Dublin

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Venue Cineworld, Parnell Street
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Tickets €15
Times Sunday 20th May: 3:30pm

Award winning actress and Cinemagic patron Saoirse Ronan will be presenting the film and taking part in an audience Q&A before the screening.

This coming-of-age tale set in 2002 Sacramento centres on Christine McPherson, an eccentric teenager who prefers to go by the name "Lady Bird." Over the course of her senior year of high school, Lady Bird deals with the pangs of first love and clashes with her mother over her plans for the future. Covering semi-autobiographical ground the film is beautifully and sensitively realised. Ronan and Metcalf’s sensational performances and Gerwig’s sophisticated writing make it an incredibly personal, authentic and involving story and quite possibly a future classic.

Dir: Greta Gerwig – USA – 2017 – 94 mins – Cert: 15A – in English

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