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Greystones Film Club Get Funky! 

Shaking off the end of summer blues, the Greystones Film Club are swivelling their hips with two of the greatest concert films ever committed to celluloid. 

On Wednesday, September 5th, it’s Talking Heads’ seminal Stop Making Sense, David Byrne and co teaming up with director Jonathan Demme (Something Wild, Silence Of The Lambs) for a whisper-to-a-Kuti-scream stage production that begins with one man and his ghetto blaster and finishes with an all-star P-Funk-esque line-up that boasts the likes of Bernie Worrell and Nona Hendryx. 

Screening at The Whale, the dancefloor will be put to good use for this rare big-screen outing that comes with surround-sound, a full bar and free popcorn. 

Which is pretty much the same line-up on Wednesday, September 19th, when Elvis: The ’68 Comeback Special gets a 50th anniversary outing, complete with Wicklow’s answer to The King, the great Alan Adamson, as Master of Ceremonies. A comeback that would give Elvis a whole new career, teaming up with young director Steve Binder would give Presley the long-awaited chance to celebrate his Sun Studio roots whilst looking to the future with funky, big band productions, such as Guitar Man and A Little Less Conversation. 

Also screening in September is the Greystones Film Club’s second Harry Potter revisit, 2002’s The Chamber Of Secrets hitting the big screen once again on Sunday, September 16th for a 2pm screening, whilst a date is being finalised for the intriguing new Irish documentary, Under The Clock, charting all the fine romances that began with a meet-up at Clery’s famous landmark. Oh, and there’s a Bollywood night in the works too, baby! 

Admission is €10, which comes with either a free kids snackbox (popcorn, drink, sweets) or free large box of freshly-popped popcorn. Full details on www.whaletheatre.ie, or you can email greystonesfilmclub@gmail.com.

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