Critically acclaimed cinema at the Mermaid Arts Centre

Critically acclaimed cinema at the Mermaid Arts Centre

April 23, 2018 8:00 pm

The Mermaid Arts Centre brings a variety of cinema to Bray, from highly acclaimed hits, to short films from emerging filmmakers, or even timeless classics! There’s sure to be something for all interests at The Mermaid.

A Fantastic Woman

Mon 23rd April – 8pm – €8/€7.50

Marina is beautiful, vibrant and in love. So when her older lover Orlando dies suddenly, she is left in a state of shock. Still raw with grief Marina finds that, as a transgender woman, she is suspected of foul play by his family. Sebastián Lelio follows his hit Gloria with this moving drama about a woman struggling with societal prejudice.

★★★★★ ”It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.” – The Guardian

More info: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/a-fantastic-woman-cert-tbc

In Between

Mon 30th April – 8pm – €8.50/€7

Layla, Salma, and Nour – three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship – share an apartment in the vibrant center of Tel Aviv. Despite being “independent”, each of them struggles with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society. Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being “in between” cultures and traditions.

★★★★ “A brave film befitting its brave depiction of women.” – The Irish Times

More info: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/in-between-cert-club

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15A)

Mon 7th May – 8pm – €8/€6.50

A darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

More info: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-cert-15a

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