New Adventures In The Screen Trade

Greystones Film Club unleash their latest line-up of art house, Oscar winners and classics…

Offering a distinct alternative to the crumbling Marvel universe and franchise fatigue, the Greystones Film Club have an intriguing mix of art house films, recent Oscar winners and an animation classic lined up for the coming months at The Whale.

February to a sold-out Beyond Utopia, March to a sold-out Smoke Sauna Sisterhood and April to a sold-out Fallen Leaves, the latest line-up is all about showcasing those films that are a little off-menu.

And one of the more interesting Academy Award winners this year.

Let’s not forget too that the experience of a big screen in a dark room with a bunch of beautiful strangers is pretty much the finest and most rewarding way to watch a film. when you’ve got a full bar to hand, waiter service and your very own table.

Here’s the latest line-up…

SUN5MAY24 3PM €12 The Incredibles 20th Anniversary Screening
At heart, this is a mid-life crisis movie in the shape of a retro superhero movie that pretty much knocks the Marvel and the D.C. universes into space. If that makes sense. Former Disney student animator Brad Bird had already given us the best eight seasons of The Simpsons and a moving adaptation of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Giant when he moved to Pixar and delivered arguably its finest and definitely its funniest animated classic. And given the fact that it’s celebrating every 1960s comic book and spy film, The Incredibles is a timeless classic too. Marking its 20th anniversary, this is a film that really should be seen on the big screen.

THURS9MAY24 8PM €12 Dinner 2050: The Future Of Food In Ireland (Ireland U 60mins)
Pulling together some of Ireland’s leading foodies and food producers, chef Tadgh Byrne and filmmaker Max Barry ask the important question – where will our food come from in 2050? And will it actually be good for you, or the country’s agricultural industry? Narrated by celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio, those offering up their take on the plate include Michelin Star chef JP McMahon, Sustainable Seafood Ireland’s Niall Sabongi, hemp and beef farmer Ed Hanbridge, TU Dublin’s Anke Klitzing and animal rights activist Gerry Boland.

THURS30MAY24 8PM €12 Driving Mum (Estonia Iceland 12A 112mins)
You know how it is, if it ain’t one thing, it’s your mother. Something that Jon (Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson) is still trying to understand as he takes the woman who brought him into this world for one last road trip. Because the woman’s dying wish was having her pic taken at Gullfoss. Naturally, mother (Kristbjörg Kjeld) and son have some major heart-to-hearts along the way. Driving Mum has been praised for its ‘transparent, simple, but bold film language, with its graceful sense of humour’, whilst critic Wendy Ide described it as ‘a road movie from beyond – and before – the grave’.

THURS20JUNE24 8PM €12 Poor Things (Ireland UK US 18 141mins)
There’s all kinds of malice in Yorgos Lanthimos’ wonderland, but there’s also a surprising amount of delicious and devilish humour. Emma Stone is Bella Baxter, the baby doll creation of Willem Dafoe’s quite possibly mad Victorian professor (dubbed The Monster by his medical students), her blossoming sexuality leading Bella to follow Mark Ruffalo’s self-confessed cad-about-town out into the great, wide, wicked world. As her world jumps from black and white to colour, Bella’s undiluted passions soon follow, free from the social norms and with an insatiable appetite for new sensations. Based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, Poor Things won four Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 5 BAFTAs, with Stone rightly picking up Best Actress at all three. Tickets here.

You can check out the Greystones Film Club line-up here:


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