The Source Film Club presents ‘Timbuktu’

The Source Film Club will present a screening of ‘Timbuktu’ Wednesday, September 30th at 8pm.

The Source Film Club will present a screening of ‘Timbuktu’ Wednesday, September 30th at 8pm.

The struggle to cope with life under a jihadist regime is the focal point of Malian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s powerful drama ‘Timbuktu’ - the film was inspired by events in Mali in 2012.

Set in the renowned city of the film’s title, the story revolves around a people whose diverse traditions and way of life have come under threat from a jihadist group who enter the city and impose their extreme form of sharia law on the populace. The central figures in the film are a young family who live a happy life together on the outskirts of the city: herdsman Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki) and their 12-year-old daughter Toya.

Their peaceful existence is soon shattered, however, when a tragic incident brings the extremists right to their doorstep.

Sissako’s film is a revealing look at what life is like for peaceful Islamists living under jihadist rule, but through inspired moments of humour it shows glimpses of hope amid the despair.

Tickets are priced at €9 (€7 concession & €5 for Film Club members).

For more information please contact the box office on 0504 90204 or visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.

On Wednesday, October 7th The Source Film Club will host a screening of ‘Glassland’ (8pm).

A young man is forced to take drastic measures in order to save his alcoholic mother in Gerald Barrett’s award-winning drama.

John (Jack Reynor) is a young Dublin taxi driver who is struggling to make ends meet while looking after his mother Jean (Toni Collette) who is slowly drinking herself to death. When he returns home from work one night to discover his mother in a particularly bad way he realises that if he doesn’t get her into a rehab clinic almost immediately she is headed for an early grave. In order to get her the help she needs John is forced to take a shady job in the city’s underworld, knowing that whatever choices he makes, he and his family’s lives will be changed forever.

As with his hit debut feature ‘Pilgrim Hill’, Barrett’s latest film is a gritty social drama which portrays a recession-weary nation as well as being a powerful study on alcohol addiction.

Tickets are priced at €9 (€7 concession & €5 for Film Club members). For more information please contact the box office.