The Model cinema, in partnership with Sligo Film Society, brings audiences the best in international and independent film. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available on the door through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening.


All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.

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Thu. 10 Feb. 8pm
Petite Maman

Petite Maman

Title: Petite Maman
Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse
73 minutes, France, 2021, PG, Drama
Language: French (English subs)

Petite Maman is a beguiling tale about the power of memory and imagination. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly returns to her mother’s childhood home. While exploring the nearby woods, Nelly befriends a girl of her own age, with whom she finds she has a remarkable amount in common. Delicately, Sciamma conjures a deeply affecting story about loss and acceptance.

Thu. 17 Feb. 8pm
Never Gonna Snow Again

Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
113 mins, Poland, Germany, 2020, CLUB, Comedy, Drama
Languages: Polish, Russian (English subs)

When a mysterious stranger (Alec Utgoff) arrives in a gated community on the outskirts of a large city, he is welcomed by the wealthy residents who embrace his talents as a masseur. Though his hands provide healing, his eyes seem to penetrate their very souls, lifting a disquiet in each of their lives. Bold, beautiful, and mesmeric, NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN is the acclaimed new film from Małgorzata Szumowska and her longtime collaborator Michał Englert.

Thu. 24 Feb. 8pm
You Will Die at Twenty

Director: Amjad Abu Alala
105 mins, Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar, 2019, CLUB, Drama
Language: Arabic (English subs)

A Sufi mystic of a Sudanese village near the river Nile predicts that Muzamil, a newborn boy will die, when he reaches the age of twenty. During his first years of adolescence, Muzamil grows up like other children, but begins to feel uncertain about his future. Based on a short story by Sudanese writer Hammour Ziada, You Will Die at Twenty was the Sudanese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Thu. 3 Mar. 8pm
C’mon C’mon

Director: Mike Mills
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix , Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman
109 minutes, USA, 2021, 15A, Drama
Language: English

Johnny is a good-natured radio journalist, estranged from his sister,Viv, and working on a project travelling the U.S. interviewing children about their hopes and fears for the future. When a personal crisis forces Viv to ask him to look after her 8-year-old son, Jesse, they are thrown together, forging a delicate, transformative relationship, as they embark on a journey across America.

Thu. 10 Mar. 8pm

(in association with the Dublin International Film Festival)

Dublin International Film Festival

Director: Blerta Basholli
Cast: Yllka Gashi, Cun Lajci, Kumrije Hoxha, Aurita Agushi
84 minutes, Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macadonia, Albania, 2021, CLUB, Drama
Language: Albanian (English subs)

In association with the Dublin International Film Festival, access>CINEMA is delighted to bring the film HIVE to a number of venues outside Dublin as part of this annual Festival Film Tour. Sundance triple award winner HIVE is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands—but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility.

This tour is supported by the Arts Council.

Thu. 24 Mar. 8pm

Director: Cathy Brady
Cast: Nora-Jane Noone, Nika McGuiga, Kate Dickie, Martin McCann, Olga Wehrly
Drama, 85 minutes, Ireland, UK, 2019, 15A

Having disappeared from her border town in Northern Ireland, Kelly (Nika McGuigan) suddenly shows up on the doorstep of her sister, Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone). Kelly’s reappearance upends Lauren’s stable life, bringing to the fore, a deep-seated trauma related to the mysterious death of their mother. Cathy Brady’s debut is an emotionally stirring exploration of reconciliation and familial bonds. This film also features Sligo actor Olga Wehrly.

Thu. 31 Mar. 8pm
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Director: Radu Jude
Cast: Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai
Comedy, Drama, 106 minutes, Romania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, 2021, 18

Teacher Emi’s job is threatened when a sex tape she made with her husband ends up online. She has one chance to save her career: a parent-teacher meeting where she’s forced to defend herself in a court-like setting. However, the ‘scandalised’ parents and staff find their own hypocrisies and misdeeds under scrutiny as the meeting goes completely off the rails…

Winner – Golden Bear: Berlin Film Festival 2021.

Please note this film contains flashing images/strobing. It also contains strong sex, nudity, sexually abusive behaviour, and very strong language.

Thu. 7 Apr. 8pm

Director: Andreas Fontana
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, Elli Medeiros
Drama, 110 minutes, Switzerland, France, Argentina 2021, 12A

Argentina, 1980. In the midst of the military’s dictatorship, private banker Yvan arrives from Geneva to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared. In negotiating the world a moneyed amoral elite devoted to greed, Yvan must tread a careful path as he untangles a sinister web of colonialism and high finance, where political violence simmers just under the surface.

Thu. 14 Apr. 8pm
Licorice Pizza

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn
Comedy, Drama, Romance, 133 minutes, USA, Canada, 2021, 15A

Writer-Director Paul Thomas Anderson's ode to the 1970s Californian teenager, “Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love. The film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love with potentially star-making performances from the fresh-faced leads. It is enjoyable, captivating, chaotic with an eclectic supporting cast of interesting oddballs.


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