Our 2017 kicks-off at 8pm on Wednesday 4th January with Sing Street.


UK, 2016, John Carney, Comedy / Drama / Music, 105 mins (12A)

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor and Kelly Thornton.

Directed by John Carney, the story is about a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s, who escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

The film has so far won 3 major awards and received a further 7 nominations.  It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

All of the young boys in the film (Conor, Eamon, Darren, Ngig, Garry and Larry) are all unprofessional actors - this is their first movie.

It was filmed in and around Dublin and takes place in 1985.

Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy play husband and wife in this movie.  They previously played brother and sister in 1999's Queer as Folk.

"Like a great pop song, Once director John Carney’s comedy about schoolboys in 1980s Dublin who form a band, is over much too soon."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (✱✱✱✱)

"The film offers a moving and very funny account of a germ filled adolescence in the post-punk era."
Geoffery McNab, The Independent (✱✱*✱)

Some comments on CFS from last season's members:

"My first season, and what an awesome season that was! I've seen so many films that wouldn't normally appear on my radar and I consider myself more fulfilled because of it! It's been an educating, entertaining and enthralling 9 months!" C.M.

“I joined last year to see non-UK films that are infrequently shown elsewhere. The films I saw were breathtakingly beautiful; the range of subject matter, plot and photography were amazing.” R.J.

“15 diverse films from around the world – on the big screen, on our doorstep, and all for under £3.50 a film! For a film-lover this has to be the best deal around.” – J. F.

"An invigorating injection of culture in your local theatre! Prepare to be challenged, surprised, moved and entertained by a unique selection of films, all informatively introduced." C.L.

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