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Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings

Fri 8 Oct 2010
(Mic Macs - A Tire L'Arigot)

Fri 22 Oct 2010
His and Hers

Fri 5 Nov 2010
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The
(Mn som hatar kvinnor)

Fri 19 Nov 2010
Last Night As I Lay Dreaming
(A tribute to Robbie McMahon of SpancilHill)

Fri 3 Dec 2010

Fri 17 Dec 2010
The Snowman

EXTRA The Story of the Weeping Camel

2003 - 93 mins - Mongolia/Germany

Sat 12 Mar 2005 at 8.30pm
Astor Cinema, Scariff

Midnight Court Rating: 5.0 (1 votes)

Genre: Family

Storyline: Due to phenomenal demand, we are screening an extra showing of this wonderful film on Saturday 12 March at 4.30pm. Children's prices (under 14) of 4 will apply to the early screening only. If there is sufficient demand, we will also screen again at 7pm. Call 087 6411764 after 2pm to confirm the later time. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE TIME OF 8.30PM IS INCORRECT

Verdicts from the Midnight Court
Desert of Gobi. Din of the desert, din of the sea, alike, overwhelming. Hearing it for the first time, you get aghast. Always disturbing. The sky and the sea, the sky and the desert, that much. World is no more. Or its somewhere, far away. Or is it the beginning of the Universe? Was Creation an illusion? And that moment of time, before time, just before the beginning of everything, is for now on the only moment, prolonged into Eternity? Or is it that World disappeared, and we are in the moment after, for now on the only moment, prolonged into Eternity? Din of sea waves, water swiping, endless in space and time, ready to crush you. Din of desert waves, sand swiping, endless in space and time, ready to crush you. Din of the desert, din of the sea, you are overwhelmed, for you feel alone in face of God. The sky and the water, the sky and the sand. That much. The boat, a toy at the mercy of waves. You take care of it, itll take care of you. You are brother with your boat. And your buds, sailors as you are, simple and fierce. On the desert, camel is your boat. A toy at the mercy of the waves of sand. You take care of it, itll take care of you. You are brother with your camel. And your buds, nomadic herdsmen as you are, simple and fierce. Desert. People and animals together, understanding each other, brethren. People and animals, living together the great and the small miracles of life. People, camels, goats, dogs, horses. Noah? Abraham? Miracle of birth. A brood comes to the world. Pregnancy was arduous. Labor was arduous. Mother can die, brood can die. Secret of life intertwined with the secret of death. One hovers about the other. Brood of man, brood of camel, miracles of life are alike. Overwhelmed by pregnancy, overwhelmed by labor, a mother can loose herself. Mother woman, mother camel, she will get alienated from her brood. Whos this small nothing whos coming to suck me? Get away, what do you want from me? Who are you? Estrangement. Nature has its legitimates. Mother can loose her legitimates. What should you do? Take care of the brood. Feed him. Brood of man, brood of camel. He is to live, to carry life further. What should we do? Take care of the mother. Try to bring her relief. Help her to find herself again. Talking to her, cherishing her, singing incantations. We bring a priest, lighten candles, offer alms. Rituals, each with meaning. Maybe its not enough. Maybe there is need of a healer. Someone goes through the desert, to look for the healer, whos far away. And the healer comes, hes a musician, hes got a violin and knows an old charm. And hes playing the violin, singing the charm.. Singing, and singing. And the camel is listening. Her eyes look somewhere far away. Long time ago she borrowed her crown to a deer, and shes been looking for him since. Or maybe shes waiting for God. She asked him to put her in the horoscope, and he didnt. But he took a part from each animal from the horoscope and gave it to the camel. And the healer is singing, and singing. And suddenly the camel seems to understand. She starts to sweep. And the brood starts to suck with determination. Estrangement and relief. The great miracle of life, for people, for animals, alike. There, on sea, on desert, the essence remains. The fundamentals. We and God. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel, a German-Mongolian documentary. Din of the desert, din of the sea, alike, overwhelming. Birth, estrangement, reconciliation. The great miracles of life. A fundamental movie.
Mon 14 Mar 2005

Previous Screenings

Fri 10 Jun 2005

Fri 3 Jun 2005
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Fri 27 May 2005
Since Otar Left

Fri 20 May 2005
Old Boy

Fri 13 May 2005
The Motorcycle Diaries

Fri 6 May 2005
The Return

Fri 29 Apr 2005

Fri 22 Apr 2005

Fri 15 Apr 2005
American Splendor

Sat 9 Apr 2005
Ae Fond Kiss

Sat 12 Mar 2005
EXTRA The Story of the Weeping Camel

Fri 11 Mar 2005
The Story of the Weeping Camel

Fri 25 Feb 2005
Fahrenheit 9/11

Fri 11 Feb 2005
Bad Education

Fri 28 Jan 2005
The Station Agent

Thu 13 Jan 2005
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Fri 10 Dec 2004
Lost In Translation

Fri 3 Dec 2004
(Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself)

Fri 26 Nov 2004

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Raising Victor Vargas

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Far From Heaven

Fri 5 Nov 2004
Together With You

Fri 29 Oct 2004
Capturing The Friedmans

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Goodbye Lenin

Fri 15 Oct 2004
Mother, The

Fri 8 Oct 2004

Fri 1 Oct 2004
Death In Venice
(Morte a Venezia)

Fri 24 Sep 2004
Noi Albinoi

Fri 17 Sep 2004
Barbarian Invasions
(Les Invasions Barbares)

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Amandla ! A revolution in 4 part harmony

Fri 12 Dec 2003
City Of God (2)

Fri 28 Nov 2003
8 Women

Fri 14 Nov 2003
Nine Queens

Sat 1 Nov 2003
Documentary festival

Fri 17 Oct 2003
Divine Intervention

Fri 3 Oct 2003
Talk To Her

Fri 19 Sep 2003
Italian For Beginners

Fri 4 Apr 2003
No Mans Land

Fri 21 Mar 2003
Sex and Lucia
(Lucia Y El Sexo)

Fri 7 Mar 2003
Divided We Fall

Fri 7 Feb 2003
The Closet
(Le Placard)

Fri 24 Jan 2003
Salaam Bombay

Fri 10 Jan 2003
Y Tu Mama Tambien
(And Your Mother Too)

Fri 13 Dec 2002
Lagaan, Once Upon A Time In India

Fri 29 Nov 2002
George Washington

Fri 15 Nov 2002
The Taste of Others
(Le Got Des Autres)

Fri 1 Nov 2002
The Devil's Backbone
(El Espinazo del Diablo)

Fri 18 Oct 2002
The Princess and The Warrior

Fri 4 Oct 2002
Aimée et Jaguar

Fri 20 Sep 2002

Fri 6 Sep 2002
Monsoon Wedding

Wed 29 May 2002

Fri 22 Mar 2002

Fri 8 Mar 2002
Tears of the Black Tiger

Fri 22 Feb 2002

Fri 25 Jan 2002
The Dish

Fri 18 Jan 2002

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Antonias Line

Thu 9 Dec 1999
Feng Yue
(Temptress Moon)

Thu 25 Nov 1999
Life is Beautiful

Thu 11 Nov 1999
The Sweet Hereafter

Thu 28 Oct 1999
Short Cuts

Thu 14 Oct 1999