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MFFA Film: Cinema Paradiso.

Cinema Paradiso 



When: Next Wednesday 17th November 2010

Where: New Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth

Time: 7.45pm pm


Forget about recession gloom ….. Failing banks  …… Wet, dark, bleak winter days…

On Wednesday next 17th November Maynooth Film for All Film Clubwillscreen the highly acclaimed nostalgic ‘feel good’ movie Cinema Paradiso. The New Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus NUI Maynooth – see map for details http://www.nuim.ie/location/maps/index.shtml is the venue at 7.45pm.


In a small Italian town, the church is rivalled only by the cinema as the centre of the community. The local projectionist Alfredo reluctantly assumes a paternal role in the life of young ‘Toto’ whose father died in WW2. Alfredo’s life is rural Sicily and, though he recognises Salvatore’s curiosity for the cinema, he is at first not keen to teach him his art, for fear that he too will waste his life away in this claustrophobic environment.

Many years later, Salvatore is working as a successful film producer in Rome. News reaches him of Alfredo’s death and memories come flooding back to him when he returns to his hometown, after a 25 year absence. He is movingly reunited with his mother and neighbours and begins to retrace his steps through the places of his past. Even when he returns to Rome, the presence of the old projectionist remains in the gift he has left which serve both as a tribute to cinema and a reminder of exactly what his own life has missed.

Also showing on the night will be the extremely entertaining ‘Bollywood Style’ Irish short Moore St. Marsala. The programme starts at 7.45pm with an introduction from Dr Denis Condon NUIM. The featured film then begins at 8.00pm.


Standard Season Ticket Membership costs €28.00 or €36.00 for a couple (6 films). Guests and ‘on the night only’ memberships cost €6.00. Concessions are available. Tickets will be on sale from 7.30pm, please arrive early to minimize delays.

2010 /2011 club brochure available to download here  please contact Brenda Brady Tel: 045 448328, Email: bbrady@kildarecoco.ie with any further queries

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club is supported by Kildare County Council Library & Arts Service and The School of English, Media and Theatre Studies NUIM.

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