Progressive Film Club Fundraiser with Ken Loach

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Only a few days left but seats still available. The club needs this fundraiser to be a success, so that we can keep the wolf (pack) from our door.  If you want to reserve tickets (€10 each) Please contact us at this email address or the club one at the end of the message.

As part of this fundraising drive we have a limited edition Bobby Ballagh print for sale at €400. The print, which is framed, is one of a hundred print lot and depicts James Larkin. It can be viewed in Connolly Books, 43 East Essex St, D.2.

Venue:                     The New Theatre , 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2
Date:                        Sat 25th May 2013

2pm – Irish Premiere        Dear Mr Ken Loach (30 mins) a film by Nicola di Lecce and Rossella Lamina.


This film charts a meeting between Ken Loach and laid-off workers at the Turin Film Festival. In 2012 Ken Loach refused a Turin Film Festival career award, in solidarity with these workers, who stated that they had been exploited for years by a subcontractor involved with the festival. In December of that year he met those workers in a public meeting, which resulted in a wonderful display of mutual sharing and empowerment for many Italian workers.
We thank the directors for making this film available to us.

3.00pm                     Car Trouble (6 mins) by Richard Kearney and Philip Lewis

In the first short film submission following our invitation to Irish directors, we are delighted to screen “Car Trouble”. The film is a very atmospheric and finely crafted work but to say more, might give away the plot.

3.10pm                    The Angels’ Share (2012)  directed by Ken Loach Screenplay by Paul Laverty


We have been fortunate to acquire the rights for a single screening of The Angels’ Share by veteran British director Ken Loach. For those of you who missed this hilarious comedy on it’s short stay here, this is not a chance to be spurned. As you are aware, we do not normally charge admission fees but in this case we are going to ask for a donation of €10. We need to raise funds for the future development of the film club, particularly as we have planned a Social Justice Film Festival for November this year. Submissions for this festival have been received from film makers in Ireland and from all around the world.

Tickets are now available. We are restricted to 65 seats and ticket sales have been steady. So, if you intend to go, please email us asap and we can reserve tickets for you.


You go to our website,book and pay by using the PayPal “Donate” button. In the instructions to seller type in “The Angels’ Share”. We will then email you a confirmation.’_Share

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the screenwriter Paul Laverty, Deirdre Johnston at GFD Film Library, Eimhear McMahon at Sixteen Films and Frameit Productions.