96 Abbott St Cairns
End Credits Unseen Cinema Program 2015
4:30pm Sunday February 15
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become intertwined with enormous consequences. The fortunes of people in the countryside as seen through the eyes of horses.
The man loves the woman and the woman loves the man but the man is in love with his most prized possession, the mare, and the mare is obsessed with the stallion.
In a remote valley in Iceland where neighbors follow each other closely, the couple’s first official visit is closely monitored.
Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences for the whole community. We follow the fortune of people through the horses’ perception.
WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR San Sebastion and Tokyo International Film Festivals.
4:30pm Sunday February 1
In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. Jimmy's Hall celebrates the spirit of these free thinkers.
The film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely inspired by Jimmy’s life and the turbulent times in Ireland.
'Jimmy’s Hall works beautifully both as political polemic and as straightforward entertainment; after a bit of a slow start we quickly become invested in these well-rounded characters, all of whom benefit from naturalistic, intelligent performances from the cast and a sure-footed technical confidence that finds the cinematic beauty in the Irish countryside.'