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The Siege of Jadotville

Speical Screening Thursday September 29th 7pm

The Siege of Jadotville is a gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, as it thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Featuring a stellar line-up of acting talent including Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Jason O’Mara, Guillaume Canet and Sam Keeley. The Siege of Jadotville is produced by Alan Moloney (Brooklyn, Albert Nobbs, Byzantium) for Parallel Films as well as Richie Smyth and Kevin Brodbin.

Set in 1961, when the United Nations intervened in the Katanga conflict in the African Congo. You have probably never heard of these men, or of the battle they fought – one which, facing improbable odds, they all survived – but a book by Declan Power first helped to tell their story .It was aptly called The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle.The men were forgotten, and as the film shows, deliberately so.

It should never have happened”: Irish soldiers’ forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville

FOR THE SURVIVING members of the UN’s 1961 A Company It was about memories, and justice, and a chance for the world to see what happened when a contingent of 155 Irish troops were sent to the Congo on a peacekeeping mission that could have turned into a bloodbath.

 

King Lear Live from RSC (with local girl Jenny Fennessy)

King Lear Live from RSC
0_bookingbuttonWednesday 7th Oct @ 7pm

We are delighted to be screening this epic play from the Royal Shakespeare Company especially as it will have a Waterford interest.
Jenny Fennessy from Ballysaggart, Lismore is  playing the messenger and servant and is understudying Lear’s daughter Goneril and the Fool.   
Book your tickets now and see Jenny acting live on the big screen for the first time in Dungarvan

 

 

 

Léirmheas Suicide Squad

Ag leanúint leis an nós is déanaí i saol aistriúcháin scannánaíochta ar ghreannáin Meiriceánacha – tagann grúpa sárdhaoine le chéile in aghaidh an oilc. Ní leor é laoch amháin i gcroílár an aicsin sa lá atá inniu ann; is éard is faiseanta anois ná “obair foirne” mar ní neart go cur le chéile. Tá éagsúlacht mhór amháin sa scéal seo i gcodarsnacht le the Avengers (2012) agus Batman vs Superman (2016), áfach: ní ar sárlaochra atáimid ag trácht níos mó, ach ar bhithiúnaigh. Is saothar neamhghnáth de chuid DC Comics é seo, atá dúshláin drámaíochta nua bainteach leis – mar shampla, conas namhaid a léiriú a dhéanann an domhain a shábháil ach gan a bheith 100% ina laochra. Is suimiúil an codarsnacht san, má léirítear é i gceart.

Suicide Squad

Nuair atá baol ann go mbeadh sárlaochra ag dul ó smacht, is léir sa scannán go bhfuil eagla roimh na húdaráis roimh na rudaí gur féidir tarlú mura bhfuil plean cúltaca ar fáil dóibh nuair a tharlaíonn sé. Is dá bharr a chuireann an ceannasaí Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) foireann le chéile leis na naimhde is contúirteacha dá bhfuil ann chun dul i ngleic leis an olc seo, agus baol báis orthu mura leanann siad na rialacha go léir. Tá cuid mhaith de na príomhcharachtair ann sa ghreannán DC: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Enchantress, Captain Boomerang agus Rick Flag – an ceann deireannach ná an t-aon fíor-shaighdeoir ina measc (nach bhfuil ina namhaid ar shárlaochra). Cuireadh trí charachtair sa bhreis sa Suicide Squad scannánaíochta áfach: El Diablo, Killer Croc agus Katana. Níl éinne cinnte an chúis go bhfuil carachtair sa bhreis ann mura gcuireann siad mórán leis an bplota. Is rud tábhachtach é éagsúlacht cine a chur chun cinn sa scáthlán mór, ach d’fhéadfá creidiúint gurb é sin an t-aon chuspóir a bhí leis na breiseáin san. Ní hea nach bhfuil siad suimiúil – go deimhin, is deacair bheith níos ciúile ná ridire Seapánach atá claíomh draíochtúil aici, nó fear Meicsiceach ábalta tine a lasadh lena lámha, agus duine atá DNA crogaill air (agus b’fhéidir beagáinín ró-chosúil le Bem Grimm ó na Fantastic Four (2005) – oops!) ach bheifeá ag súil le tuilleadh miniúcháin ar a gcúlra mura bhfuil siad sa ghreannán cheana féin – agus theip ar an scannán leis sin. Ní thuigtear an chúis go bhfuil an chumhacht suimiúil sin acu, nó cén áit as a tháinig siad.

Will Smith Suicide Squad

Níl plota soiléir ag an scannán, agus is fadhb mór é sin chomh maith. Sna greannáin, is scéal é seo a tharlaíonn i ndiaidh cúpla tragóid le sárlaochra, agus tuigtear é sin sa léitheoireacht, ar nós dá mbeadh sé ag tosú i lár leabhar mór. Sa scannán áfach, níl leathanaigh roimh an tús agus ní féidir a bheith ag súil go mbeadh an scéal sa chúlra ar eolas ag na lucht féachanna ar fad mura bhfuil sé taifeadta i srath. Tuigtear go bhfuil an Suicide Squad curtha le chéile “ar eagla na heagla” mar ionadaithe ar laochra fiúntacha – agus déanann sé sin ciall go dtí deireadh an scannáin nuair a bhfeictear Batman. Má bhí sé ann an t-am ar fad, cén maitheas a bhí ar an trioblóid ar fad le lucht an Squad? – Ní mar a shíltear a bhítear, ach is doiligh tuiscint eile a bheith agat ar an scannán de bharr droch-stiúradh.

Suicide Squad SS-04190rv2 Film Name: SUICIDE SQUAD Copyright: © 2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics Caption: (L-r) MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn and JARED LETO as The Joker in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "SUICIDE SQUAD," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Murach leor na botúin ar fad, ní chabhraíonn an drámaíocht de chuid Jared Leto mar Joker – an t-aon bithiúnach mór atá saor ón bpríosún an scannán ar fad. Léiríonn sé cineál grá do Harley Quinn agus é ar thóir uirthi an t-am ar fad, cé nach fíor é sin sna greannáin. Téann sé ar ais di sa bhunscéal go deimhin, ach ní ar bhealach tuiscineach grámhar léi – is meafar é ar an síceapatach: tá sé ábalta mothucháin a léiriú gan iad a bheith ann i ndáiríre, agus déanann an “grá” bréagach sin dóchar do Harley Quinn, atá ró-mhór as a meabhair chun dochar a aithint ó maitheas. Is ról an-chasta é go deimhin. Cé go raibh Margot Robbie go breá mar Harley Quinn, ní raibh Jared Leto cabhrach ina ról féin.

Suicide Squad All Characters Poster

Ar iomlán, is scéal an-chasta ar fad é Suicide Squad le haistriú i gcruth scannáin, agus is dóigh liom gur éirigh go maith leis ó thaobh ceachtanna moráltachta a mhúineadh: bíonn na lucht féachanna lán-chinnte gur daoine daonna iad na bithiúnaigh, agus gur féidir leo dea-rudaí a dhéanamh má thugtar seans dóibh. Ag an am céanna, ní hionann dea-rudaí agus a bheith i do laoch, ós rud é gur gá dóibh an pionós sa phriosún a shárú go fóill agus ní bhfaigheann éinne saoirse go dleathach. Cé gur éirigh leis an scannán na ceachtanna sin a mhúineadh dúinn, níl mórán loighic taobh thiar den scéal agus ní bhaintear mórán tairbhe as cé chomh casta is atá na carachtair. Is píosa spraoi é gan dabht, d’aineoinn na fadhbanna.

2/5

Natalia Danzmann

Léirmheas Finding Dory

Finding Dory Turtle(MoviesAtEzine)

Scannán álainn, greannmhar agus taitneamhach do na páistí é Finding Dory, le meafar fiúntach ann faoi sláinte intinne gur féidir le daoine fásta tairbhe a bhaint as chomh maith.

Tosaíonn an scannán seo le tagairt ghonta ar shaol Dory nuair a bhí sí ina páiste, agus céard a tharla léi ar Finding Nemo (2003) tar éis di bualadh lena cairde Marlin agus Nemo. D’aineoinn sin, is féidir scéal an éisc Dory a thuiscint gan an chéad scannán a bheith feicthe agat cheana más duine de lucht féachanna óige thú. Tá béim i bhfad níos mó ar rudaí ar nós grá theaghlaigh agus feasacht ar mhíchumas sa scannán ná ar an ord croineolaíoch an scéil féin. Pléitear na ceisteanna seo go magúil sa scéal, le hacmhainn grinn cliste agus píosa teannais ann chomh maith.

Finding Dory

Sa scannán seo, ní hé Nemo atá in easnamh, ach teaghlach Dory. Tagann na cuimhní urthi go mall de réir a chéile agus cuireann sé sin fonn uirthi dul ar thóir ar a tuismitheoirí a bhí fágtha taobh thiar di tráth dá raibh. Ní coimhlint ba chúis leis, ach rud éigin níos dáiríre: níl Dory ábalta cuimhniú ar rudaí go gearrthéarmach riamh, agus dá bharr sin creideann sí go bhfuil an bhealach abhaile dearúdta aici leis na blianta fada nuair a bhí sí an-óg ar fad. Téann sí trasna na farraige i gcomhluadar lena cairde, ar eachtra chun a háit cónaithe a aimsiú arís, agus is ansan a dhéanann sí cúpla cairde nua ar nós ochtapas leithleach, an éan Becky, agus an míol Destiny a mhúin an teanga “míol” do Dory tráth dá raibh.

Finding Dory

Is beochan álainn é gan amhras, a dhéanann aithrise ar an aigéin ar bhealach suntasach fáilteach ar nós dá mbeadh tú ag tumadh go domhain ann in éineacht leis na gcarachtair. Tá na héisc agus créatúir na mara eile chomh héagsúil ó chéile gur féidir smaoineamh ar dhaoine daonna nuair a bhreathnaítear orthu – tá blas éagsúil sa chaint acu de réir a spéiceas agus pearsantacht. Is píosa siamsaíochta é Finding Dory do gach aoisghrúpa, lán le haicsean, greann agus ceachtanna.

5/5

Natalia Danzmann

Léirmheas Star Trek Beyond By Natalia Danzmann

“Níl a leithéid ann is anaithnid – níl ann ach an méid atá againn agus an chruinne atá fós le haimsiú”. Cé nach bhfuil an teachtaireacht seo ann sa réamhfhógra (ní chloistear é ach sa scannán féin), is achoimre fiúntach é ar an scéal ar fad. Níl aon rud anaithnid i ndáiríre: ciallaíonn sin go bhfuil sé tábhachtach cairde nua – agus eolas nua dá bharr – a aimsiú ar fud na cruinne, agus ciallaíonn sé chomh maith go mb’fhéidir go bhfuil naimhde ann i bhfad níos cóngraí ná a cheaptar!

Star Trek Beyond

Ní haon ionadh go bhfuil formhór sásta leis an rath scannánaíochta seo: bhí Star Trek Beyond in ann gach iontas na sraith teilifíse na 70idí a thabhairt ar ais go dtí an scáthlán mór arís gan stró. Ag an am céanna, áfach, tá feabhas mór tágtha ar na héifeachtaí speisialta, agus cuireann an ceol Rihanna blaisín nua-aimseartha sa scannán  ar mhaithe leis na lucht féachanna óga a shásamh.

Star Trek Beyond

Sa scannán seo, téann an foireann Enterprise níos faide fós ar aghaidh sa Spás, áit ina bhfuil namhaid fíor-chumhachtach ag taisteal chomh maith. Cuirfidh na hallúraigh oilc seo na daoine daonna ar fad i mbaol mura bhfuil Captaen Kirk agus a chairde ann dá stopadh in am. Scéal simplí go leor é seo a dhéanann tagairt ar an aimsir chaite chomh maith, ar bhealach intuigthe do na leantóirí nua. Ní hé an plota a chruthaíonn an draíocht ar fad, ach an tuiscint gur rud tábhachtach é díriú ar na gcarachtair níos mó ná sa scéal féin. Is féidir an-chuid sult a bhaint as carachtair atá cur síos suimiúil orthu, agus déantar dearúd as an easpa fo-phlota sa scéal dá bharr.

Jaylah Star Trek Beyond

D’éirigh go breá leis an scannán seo chomh maith mar chomóradh 50 bliain ar an chéad heagrán Star Trek riamh: cuimhnítear ar Leonard Limoy go héasca i rith an scéal, agus ar Anton Yelchin freisin go hindíreach. Is sárshaothar é seo, a dhéanann súil siar ar an chuid is suntasaí den srath na 70idí ar bhealach atá intuigthe agus taitneamhach do pháistí agus daoine fásta araon.

By Natalia Danzmann

5/5

“Die Meistersinger” Live from Glyndebourne at SGC Dungarvan one of the “most thrilling operatic experiences”

The cinema was alive with the sound of music last night here at SGC Dungarvan when Wagner’s acclaimed Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was brought to vivid life by David McVicar’s stunning production. Composed by Michael Güttler and starring the celebrated cast of Gerald Finley, Amanda Majeski, Michael Schade, supported by the astounding London Philharmonic Orchestra, this stirring feat of operatic mastery came live to SGC Dungarvan from Glyndebourne. Tremendously enjoyed by all who got to experience this joyous comedy, with Dungarvan’s own Jim Ryan giving the following praise-filled review –

“A memorable performance in a superb, unfussy production with Orchestral playing that sparkled right from the first note. Great singing all round with Gerald Finley giving a performance for the ages in the mammoth role of Sachs. The chorus sang magnificently, with the ‘crowd’ scenes wonderfully choreographed. From ‘the best seat in the house’, I found this to be one of my most thrilling operatic experiences in fifty years of operagoing. Bravo Glyndebourne.”

A real treat for opera fans. If you missed out on this beautiful performance fear not because we have plenty more cultural events coming to our screens in the coming days, weeks and months.

Click here to find out more

Masters of Tradition Live in Concert at SGC Dungarvan

This star studded concert brings together some of the brightest luminaries in traditional music.

“These are artists that have found their own voice in the music…Dynamic and powerful musicians” Martin Hayes. The audience will be treated to music and songs from legendary singers Maighréad (Skara Brae) and her sister, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill vocals & piano, (Skara Brae & The Bothy Band), fiddler Martin Hayes (The Gloaming), guitarist Dennis Cahill (The Gloaming) and uilleann piper David Power (Pipers Union). It will be a unique tribute to the men and women that lived, fought and died at moments in our island`s history. Commemorating 1916, `Love, Loss & Rebellion` will feature well-known songs from `Roisín Dubh` and `Spanish Lady` to `The Boys of Barr na Sráide`. SGC Dungarvan has broadcast live coverage of many prestigious arts events in the past, but this is the first time that the 270-seater theatre venue will be used for a live concert performance. Supported by Waterford City and County Council.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in-house here at SGC Dungarvan or in The Wine Buff or alternatively click here to buy online at Eventbrite (Booking Fee applies when booking online)

ALL THE IRELAND MATCHES ON BIG SCREEN

 

This is a FREE Live Event but booking is essential. To ensure a seat
call us
or book your free tickets in-house 

Only food and drinks purchased in cinema allowed into matches. T&C

 

Ireland Vs Sweden Mon 13th @ 5pm
Ireland Vs Belgium Sat 18th @ 2pm
Ireland Vs Italy Wed 22nd @ 8pm

 

We will be showing World Cup ’66 live and any person that attends the cinema on match days can get 2 tickets for €15. Standard price €12.50

 

WORLD CUP ’66 LIVE Summer 1966, and the eyes of the world are on London –the music, the fashion and the football – as the England team prepares for the World Cup final.

Lismore Opera Festival – “Marrying the Art Form of Opera with the Beauty of Lismore”

Begin the summer on a musical note with the Lismore Opera Festival, a three day event teeming with vibrant music, theatre and more.  Taking place between the 2nd and 4th of June, this unique affair is set in the stunning surroundings of Lismore Castle and Gardens. Now in its seventh year, the festival invites you to experience original productions of the world’s best loved operas performed by Irish and international singers and an Irish Chamber orchestra right here in the sunny South-East.

Lismore Opera Festival

Lighting up Lismore since 2010, the festival was founded by Jennifer O’Connell, the former Marketing Director of Opera Ireland and Dieter Kaegi, the former Artistic Director of Opera Ireland.  Ireland’s only summer opera festival, it is an unparalleled event. Focusing on Mozart’s Cozi fan tutte, this year’s festivities offers a fresh production of the much loved comic opera.

Kindly taking time out of her busy schedule, Jennifer shared what prompted her and her colleague to establish the festival. After years of visiting Lismore, she fell in love with the area, believing it to be the perfect place to “marry the art form of opera with the beauty of the location”. The opulent castle environs provide an ideal setting, with the grounds’ stables transformed into a pop-up opera house. Not only enticing opera-lovers from all over to return annually, the festival is also welcomed each year by a drove of swallows that flock to the stables just in time for the musical happenings. It seems the love the festival has for the locality is mutual.

Lismore Opera Festival

More popular than ever, Jennifer attributed the festival’s success to a steadfast blend of “tenacity, hard work and not giving up”, coupled with the loyal support of patrons, without whom she says the festival would not have survived. Such support enables new initiatives to be crafted which have drawn in more people, allowing it to thrive.

This year also sees the introduction of a Fringe Festival, which includes a wide range of events. Whether it’s a sitar performance in Saffron Indian Restaurant or traditional Irish music in Foley’s on the Mall, the Fringe Festival has something for everyone, introducing, in the words of Jennifer, “a little flavour of world music” to the weekend.

The festival aims to continue expanding, hoping next year will see three nights of opera rather than two. Judging by the excited interest buzzing around the event, this news will be welcomed with zeal. We here at SGC Dungarvan warmly welcome it too as supporting the arts are an ever passionate priority for us. We try to broadcast as many live performances from our screens as possible and so are delighted to get behind this Irish opera festival and its commendable melodious endeavours. Best of luck to all involved!

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