Moonlit Movies – Offline Film Festival

Moonlit Movies

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August & September
Outdoor venues across Offaly

More screenings to be announced.

OFFline Film Festival presents Moonlit Movies showcasing the best of cult Irish cinema with a fusion of film, food and fun!

Beginning in August, film lovers will have the chance to watch a mini season of classic Irish films on the big screen under the open sky (weather permitting) at unique outdoor venues in Offaly.

This event is thanks to funding from the Screen Ireland Audience Development Fund.

Screenings

Intermission

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Monday 5 August, 10pm
Courthouse Yard, Birr
* Part of Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival *

After Dublin resident John (Cillian Murphy) attempts a “trial” breakup with his girlfriend (Kelly Macdonald), she starts dating a middle-aged banker. A chance encounter introduces him to small-time crook Lehiff (Colin Farrell), and together they team up to get revenge on the banker. Unluckily for them, a local hotshot police detective (Colm Meaney) has it out for Lehiff.

Add some brown sauce, a woman’s moustache, flying rocks and dancing single seniors and you have “Intermission.”

€10 incl bookings fees.

Handsome Devil

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Saturday 24 August, From 7.30pm
Kinnitty Castle

*In association with Offaly Local Development Company, in support of Offaly Pride



Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it’s tested by the authorities.

The night begins at 7.30pm with departure via bus from Emmet Square, Birr.

€25 + booking fee (includes transportation, film ticket, plus food & a complimentary drink)

The Commitments

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Friday 30 August, From 7.30pm
Birr Castle



Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of the  tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create “The Worlds Hardest Working Band”.

Jimmy Rabbitte, bored with bands in Ireland, assembles a soul band made up of a group of young white musicians from working class Dublin.





Sing Street

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Saturday 31 August, From 7.30pm
Birr Castle



In 1985 Dublin, 15-year-old Conor has just been moved to a new school. Between the insane rules, fascist teacher-priests, and bullies, it is a daunting place.

He meets a beautiful girl, Raphina, and is immediately smitten by her. To get to see her, he says he is in a band that needs a model for a music video. Would she be interested? She agrees. Only problem: he doesn’t have a band. He hastily forms one and creativity starts to flow.







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