It’s a mixed bag this week, with the release of an Irish indie treat, a chance to relive the prom you never had, a decade spanning look at French club scene, and an evening of singin’ in Merrion Square. Here’s the week’s essential screenings.
Singin’ In the Rain
Thursday 23rd July.
Gates 8pm, Film 10pm.
Trust good ol’ Happenings to capture the mood of the season. A cheeky nod towards the ever-hormonal weather we’ve endured this Summer, Gene Kelly’s musical masterpiece will screen (or will it?) tonight in Merrion Square, weather permitting. A timeless crowd-pleaser, Singin’ In The Rain is sure to win over even those who claim to despise musicals and all they stand for, the ‘Gotta Dance’ interlude worth the price of admission alone. As with other Happenings events, there will be a delicious assortment of snacks on offer, courtesy of Vintage Flair, Caryna's Cakes, Irish Village Markets, and most importantly, Cornude Popcorn.
You’re Ugly Too
From Friday 24th July.
Irish Film Institute & Light House Cinema.
Featuring the born-slippy Aidan Gillen in a rare sympathetic role, Galway-born director Mark Noonan’s feature debut has been winning raves from critics worldwide. You’re Ugly Too stars the man best known as Game Of Thrones’ Littlefinger, as Will, recently released from prison on six months compassionate leave to care for his recently orphaned niece. This bittersweet two-hander is a warm, nicely observed look at relationships, and at a trim 78 minutes, it’s a brisk introduction to one of Irish cinema’s new voices.
Mean Girls Film Screening & Prom Night
Friday 24th July.
8pm - Late.
The Sugar Club.
Tickets €15 (Students €14)
Sigh. Even after last Summer’s sold out screening, The Sugar Club are still trying to make fetch happen, with Mean Screen bringing the most quotable teen classic of a generation back to the big screen this Friday. It’ll be followed by what they promise will be the most awesome prom, with TXFM DJ Claire Beck stepping in as Spring Fling Prom DJ. The ever-reliable Film Fatale will be on hand to beautify the venue’s already impressive surroundings, and while you might have figured Rachel McAdams was doing alright, what with True Detective and all, a special appearance from Regina George herself is promised.
You go (Glen Coco).
From 24th July.
Irish Film Institute & Cineworld Dublin.
Anyone who cringed at the trailer for upcoming Zac Efron EDM movie We Are Your Friends, would do well to check out this far more authentic take on the genre. Spanning over 20 years, Eden follows young Parisian Paul from his teenage years as he immerses himself in the intoxicating underground club scene, forming DJ collective Cheers, befriending idols Daft Punk, and trying not to lose the plot along the way. Set to the iconic sounds of the era, be sure to catch it during its limited cinema run to get the full aural experience.