With next to no new releases of note this weekend (Everest has been previewing since last Friday), there’s still plenty of reasons to hit up the cinema this week whether you're in the mood for something musical, and something with a side of confectionary...
Culture Night 2015
18th September, IFI, Light House Cinema.
Culture Night takes place this Friday from 5pm-11pm, meaning there’s lots-o free events to choose from around town. The IFI are getting in on the action, screening a series of vintage family-friendly Irish shorts from 6.15, the collection spanning from the early days of cinema to the present day.
Meanwhile, Light House Cinema play host to Studio Ghibli themed night, screening Hayao Miyazaki’s classic animation My Neighbour Totoro (5.30/7.30), along with a very delicious sounding‘ Spirited Away’ themed cake exhibition, celebrating some of Ghibli’s best loved characters in cake form. What more could you want?
Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes
Thursday 24th September, 9pm. Select Cinemas.
Anyone who caught Arcade Fire’s Marlay Park gig last year (or any of their many celebrated Irish performances over the years for that matter) will know that they’re one of the best lives bands around.
They’re also known for their strong visuals, not least in the case of last year’s Andrew Garfield starring We Exist video. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, this experimental doc tracks the origins of the Reflektor album through to it’s gloriously theatrical tour. It screens in select cinemas next Thursday, with Light House Cinema hosting an AF themed party before their three screenings kick off. A must for any Arcade Fire fans.
Hollywood Babylon presents: Grunge is Dead. Screening of Nirvana MTV Unplugged.
Saturday 19th September, LIght House Cinema.
Well, Light House really have us covered this week. Hollywood Babylon, Dublin’s Midnight Movie Club, continues their run of the ‘90s cultural high points with a special screening of Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged concert.
Everyone had this album, its legacy only having grown over the years. As the recent Cobain doc Montage of Heck reminded us, Nirrvana’s songs sound best blasted through a super-powerful cinema speaker system. Unplugged offers a chance to indulge in the band’s quieter side, serving as a fitting tribute to the Grunge movement.