Beaufort keeps the film reels rolling

Tadhg Evans

With its strong links to a world-famous American film studio, Kalem Company, Beaufort has a proud history in the world of film, and this will again be to the forefront with the return of the Beaufort Film Night at the Inn Between Bar next week, January 18.

The night, which gets underway at 8.30pm. will feature French-language and English-subtitled film Untouchable, as well as the screening of a multi-award-winning short film, Wave.

Untouchable is a 15A comedy focused on an unemployed man who applies for a job as a live-in carer to get a signature to keep his social welfare payments going. 

After unexpectedly securing the post after this application, he forms a friendship with his employer, a wheelchair-bound millionaire.

Wave follows the story of a man who is speaking a fully formed but unrecognised language after waking from a coma. 

Among its many accreditations, the film won an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for Best Live Action Short, while its director, Benjamin Cleary, made it to the Best Live Action Oscar Longlist for Stutterer.

The group behind the initiative is a local, non-profit community organisation which hopes to grow an interest in films which may not receive a general release screening in the county. 

The films are carefully curated to appeal to wider audiences, and the group works alongside Access Cinema. Admission on the night will be €7, which will go towards the licensing fee and a newly purchased screen.

Further information is available on Facebook at Beaufort Film Night or on Twitter @Beaufort_Film.