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The Ordinaries (DIFF Tour)

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The Ordinaries (DIFF Tour)

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Mar 02 2023 20:00 - 22:00
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Thurs. 2 Mar.

8pm

Sligo Film Society

€8 / €6 (conc)

Title: The Ordinaries

Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

Cast: Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker, Noah Tinwa, Sira Faal, Denise M’Baye

Film info: 120 minutes, Germany, 2022.

In association with the Dublin International Film Festival, access>CINEMA is delighted to bring the film The Ordinaries to a number of venues outside of Dublin as part of this annual Festival Film Tour.

Have you ever felt like a supporting character in your own life? Sophie Linnenbaum’s daring and original film imagines what it would be like if you really were one. It tells of Paula - a supporting character in a movie - who dreams of having her own storyline by attending Main Character School and becoming a lead.

A clever satire about identity and exclusion, The Ordinaries sees a woman battling these themes playfully in a filmic meta world.

The Ordinaries will tour to venues outside Dublin during the Festival, in association with access>Cinema, and with the support of the Arts Council.

Organiser

Sligo Film Society is not for profit and run entirely by volunteers. We programme two seasons of cultural cinema a year from The Model, Sligo and are members of Access Cinema.

Sligo Film Society was first established in April 1944 when a branch of the Irish Film Society was set up at The Gaiety Cinema. The aim was to bring a monthly programme of outstanding films of every nationality, not normally screened in mainstream cinema. A committee of nine was elected with R.H.Campbell-Perry as Chairman and Anthony (Tony) P. Toher as Secretary.

However, the idea to bring the best of world cinema to Sligo is said to have been born in the 1930s when the late Tony Toher’s father, Thomas P. Toher, decided to screen films in a shed in the back of Tohers Chemist, formerly located on Stephen Street.

The society began by screening its programme in the Gaiety cinema and went on to showcase films in venues all over Sligo including the Hawk’s Well Theatre, the Glasshouse Hotel, the Yeats Memorial Building, IT Sligo and the Teacher’s Centre (now the ETB). 

While the film programme was a form of entertainment for local people, the ambition of the committee was to also encourage an appreciation of the art of cinema.

This was fulfilled with the establishment of the RTC (IT Sligo) in 1970, when a group of film enthusiasts emerged and took over the running of SFS. Many of these members still serve on the committee today and are joined by several new members.

Today, Sligo Film Society operates a weekly film night over two seasons from September to December and January to April, usually (but not always) showing 14 titles per season.

SFS Committee

Hans Wieland (Chair), Edel Doherty, Pat Doherty (Treasurer), Dave Gunne, Denise Haugh (Secretary), Jack Lynch (PRO), Justin McCarthy, Patrick Curley. 

http://sligofilmsociety.org/

Venue

The Model. Home of The Niland Collection. The Model. Home of The Niland Collection., The Mall, Sligo

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