Thursday 8 December 2016

a sizzling cine summer in suburbia

Published 15/05/2010 | 05:00

We're all familiar with the concept of the book club, but in recent years film clubs have become a popular focal point, giving people the opportunity to watch classic films on the big screen and discuss them afterwards.

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The Ormonde in Stillorgan is one of the oldest suburban cinemas in Dublin, and next week the CineSemantic Film Club will reopen for business with a summer season of films that starts with In the Heat of the Night this Wednesday (May 19).

Former Irish film censor John Kelleher will introduce the 1967 Norman Jewison classic that stars Sidney Poitier as a black cop from Philadelphia who finds prejudice and racial hatred in deepest Mississippi.

After that, at two-week intervals, there'll be David Lynch's Blue Velvet, John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy, and John Sturges's Magnificent Seven -- which will be introduced by film-industry insiders, including Lenny Abrahamson, the acclaimed director of Adam and Paul.

For more information visit ormondecinemas.ie or visit CineSemantic on Facebook.

Irish Independent

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