New releases this Friday include The Prince of Nothingwood, an inspiring, uplifting documentary following the eccentric Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolific actor-director-producer in Afghanistan; Shot Caller, a gritty psychological drama depicting the devastating fallout faced by a successful LA couple when a drunk driving incident lands husband Jacob in prison; Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke’s poetic drama charting the long term effects of emotional distance and familial estrangement; Jane, an intimate portrait of trailblazer and noted conservationist Jane Goodall; and A Caribbean Dream, a beautiful re-imagining of Shakespeare’s magical fairytale A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in modern day Barbados.
It’s not too late to catch The Muppet Christmas Carol or the final film in our Tim Burton trio, Batman Returns. The coming weeks will also see one-off screenings of John Paizs’s criminally overlooked Crime Wave and School Life, a documentary charting a year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland.
Our lovely ushers have spoken and their top film of 2017 is – *drum roll please* – Barry Jenkins’ poetic and life-affirming Moonlight! This Oscar-winning modern classic will screen again on Sun 17 Dec for all you lucky folks who have yet to see it, or want to see it again.