access>CINEMA, the organisation that supports regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland, has announced a vibrant and varied new line-up of films for their Autumn season. These films can be seen at access>CINEMA venues across their national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations.
Films available to audiences throughout Ireland in the Autumn programme include:
– Lakelands, the recent award-winning Irish hit starring acclaimed actors Éanna Hardwicke and Danielle Galligan;
– La Syndicaliste, which tells shocking true story of Irish woman Maureen Kearney (played by Isabelle Huppert), the whistle blower trade union chief at French nuclear company Areva;
– The Beasts, a tense Spanish drama that was the Winner of Best Film at the Dublin International Film Festival, 2023 (Dublin Film Critics’ Circle);
– Scrapper, a charming, playful British comedy-drama, which picked up the Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival 2023;
– North Circular, the multi award-winning documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road;
– Mavka The Forest Spirit, a wonderful Ukrainian family animation about Forest sprite Mavka who needs to choose between love and duty.
Award-winning actor Éanna Hardwicke, star of Lakelands and more recently the hit BBC TV drama “The Sixth Commandment”, has recorded special introductions to welcome audiences to access>CINEMA screenings, which can currently be seen at venues across the country.
He says, “I’m delighted to support the work of access>CINEMA who bring the best in Irish and international film to the big screen in local communities across the country. With the support of film-loving audiences, access>CINEMA can continue their great work bringing the best in cultural cinema to you so you can experience it as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen with an audience.”
access>CINEMA’s mission is to deliver a diverse range of quality cinema, that is not available on commercial cinema screens, to local Irish audiences, via its national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations. Its network members range from independent cinemas and professional arts centres to voluntary film clubs and societies, which all present cinema screenings in many different types of venues, both large and small, throughout the country.
access>CINEMA receives annual funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon under its Strategic Funding category.
For more information please visit www.accesscinema.ie