Progressive Film Club Update

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Progressive Film Club Update

Firstly, we would like to thank all of you who supported our recent fundraiser. We didn’t get a full house but what we received will help pay off some debts. Unfortunately the screenings coincided with one of the nicest days, so far this year. We would also like to thank all of you who support us with donations throughout the year and who come along to our shows.

We are back again with our normal free screenings and this month we have two shows within a week of each other 😉

Please, please, please note that the screenings are at different venues.

Next Screening:

The Condition of the Working Class
Followed by Q&A with the film makers

Saturday 22nd June 2013 – 3pm
in The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, D2.


This film is inspired by Engels’ book written in 1844, The Condition of the Working Class in England. How much has really changed since then?

In 2012 a group of working class people from Manchester and Salford come together to create a theatrical show from scratch based on their own experiences and Engels’ book. They have eight weeks before their first performance. The Condition of the Working Class follows them from the first rehearsal to the first night performance and situates their struggle to get the show on stage in the context of the daily struggles of ordinary people facing economic crisis and austerity politics. The people who came together to do the show turned from a group of strangers, many of whom had never acted before, into The Ragged Collective, in little more than two months.

This film, full of political passion and anger, is a wonderful testament to the creativity, determination and camaraderie of working people that blows the media stereotypes of the working class out of the water.

Film will be introduced by the makers, Mike Wayne and Deirdre O’Neill, who will also conduct a Q&A session after the screening. We are delighted to welcome them back to Ireland for their second visit to the club. Previously they brought their film Listen to Venezuela to us for its Irish premier. Their new film has been screened in numerous locations in the UK and was chosen for the Workers Unite Film Festival in New York

The Condition of the Working Class (Trailer) from inside film on Vimeo.

Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist

June 29th at 3.00pm, in the Pearse Street Centre, Dublin 2


Sea Shepherd Ireland and the Progressive Film Club will co-host the Irish premier of Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist. The film will be followed by a Question and Answers session taken by Angela Huntemer an Irish SSCS crew member.

The film is an intimate and action-packed insight into life aboard the Sea Shepherd Fleet, campaigning against the slaughter of ocean life from the Southern Ocean to the Faroe Islands. It follows the exploits of the world’s most wanted environmental heroes: Captain Paul Watson and his crew, as they embark on the most exciting, devastating, and triumphant environmental campaigns of modern times.

The hard-nosed cast of characters in the film exudes bravery and wit, all while engaging in action-packed conflict including boarding ships, arrests, ramming of illegal fishing vessels challenging illegal fishing vessels. These activists have dedicated their lives to decades of campaigns to half the atrocities committed worldwide against sea mammals. After watching the film, one cannot help but be inspired to go out and create change, working to make a difference in the world.