Award Winning Films At The Source, Thurles

Irish writer-director Andrew Legge was one of six filmmakers who were chosen from a group of 170 applicants to participate in the 19th edition of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation Residence.

Irish writer-director Andrew Legge was one of six filmmakers who were chosen from a group of 170 applicants to participate in the 19th edition of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation Residence.

The Source is delighted to screen two of his award winning films. The first, The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish, tells the tale of a young inventor in Victorian Dublin who, thanks to his time machine, undoes the nasty deeds of the cad who stole the woman he loves.

The Chronoscope is how a historical ‘mockumentary’ should be done!

It mockuments how Irish scientist Charlotte Keppel invented a time machine in the 1930s. Immaculately constructed and altered 1930s footage is credibly narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, an absolute visual treat!

And finally the main feature, A Useful Life, is a lovely tribute to an old-fashioned art house cinema in Uruguay, told with affection and skill.

This movie centers on the last days of the Cinemateca, an art house cinema in Montevideo.

Attendances are falling, the projectors are beyond repair, the rent is in arrears, a sponsor is withdrawing subsidy because the place isn’t making a profit and finally an eviction order arrives.

It’s a moving, funny movie about the end of an era yet not quite the death of cinema.

Three different, but fantastic films bring our hugely successful film season to a close, all for the price of one!

Booking is advised on Wednesday, June 6th.

Tickets: E9 (E7 concession), E5 for Film Club members. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.

If you have room in your diary stop by The Source Arts Centre on Saturday, June 2nd (11am to 4pm).

A fantastic free family day out is promised with no need to worry about the weather - there are dozens of indoor and outdoor stalls brought to you by Thurles Chamber.

A wide variety of food, craft, horticultural stalls will be offering the best of Tipperary as well as music and children’s entertainment.

Catherine Fulvio will be giving a cookery demonstration in The Source auditorium, entry E10 and booking advised.

The Source Café will compliment the traders stalls with fresh food and drinks all day long.

For more info and if you would like to take a stall please call Clodagh Duggan on 0867737691.

See you there!

For bookings please see: thesourceartscentre.ie or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204.