Newry Film Club: Submarine

The next screening of Newry Film Club is on Wednesday night coming, 7th December at 7.30pm.

Our main screening is the film ‘Submarine’, a comedy set in Swansea in 1986. Oliver Tate is 15 years old and has two main objectives in life – to lose his virginity before his next birthday and to stop his mum running off with an old flame who has moved in next door.

The film was written and directed by Richard Ayoade from Channel 4’s the IT Crowd and it stars Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor and Paddy Considine.  As we did at last month’s film, we hope to have a discussion about the film ‘Submarine’ afterwards in the auditorium.

We are also showing Cathy Brady’s award winning short film ‘Small Change’ at 7.00pm.  ‘Small Change’ tells the story of Karen (Nora-Jane Noone), a young single mother who is bored by routine.  Slot machines have become her secret thrill and addiction.  With Christmas looming, a desperate hope for a big win sees her life spiral out of control.  

Cathy Brady, who works for CherryRED Pictures in Dublin, has teamed up with other local Northern Ireland and Newry celebrities for the acting rolls. Veteran actress Olivia Nash, who is better known as ‘Ma’ in ‘Give My Head Peace’ joins Newry actresses Rozlyn Sheridan, who needs no introduction to people in Newry and young Sacred Heart Grammar School student Tina Maxwell in this short 17 minute film. Various scenes in the film were also shot in the Newry area. We are hoping a member of the cast will be there on the night to introduce the film and lead a discussion with the audience.

‘Small Change’ has won a number of awards: Best Short at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011; the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Short 2011; Best Undergraduate Fictional Short at the Irish heats of the Royal Television Society Student Awards;  Best Debut Irish Director at Cork Film Festival in 2010; and the winner of the NAHENI/KODAK Prize for Cinematography at Encounters in 2010.

You can watch a promotional trailer of the film at

Hope to see you all on Wednesday night.

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