Colm Bairead’s subtle masterpiece has been the critical hit of the year but has had limited release in cinemas. Now you can catch this exquisite tale of a neglected young girl visiting foster parents at Outwith’s Sunday Cinema in Fire Station Creative. The film, which is based on Claire Keegan’s brilliant short story Foster, has been described as an instant classic and was recently announced as Ireland’s Oscar entry. The Quiet Girl is being shown on Sunday 11th September and starts at 3.15pm There are 30 tickets available which cost just £5 plus booking fee. You can get yours here.
Outwith’s Sunday Cinema is also a rare opportunity to catch excellent new family film Where is Anne Frank? This new work by director Ari Folman tells the story of Kitty, the fiery teenager to whom Anne Frank addressed her diary. It was described by The Guardian as a ‘fervent, heartfelt and visually wonderful animated film. Where is Anne Frank? is being shown at Fire Station Creative on Sunday 11th September and starts at 1pm. There are 30 tickets available which cost just £5 plus booking fee. You can get yours here.
Missing Link is a superb stop-motion family comedy adventure which recently won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature. Five years in the making and inspired Indiana Jones and Sherlock Holmes, it follows 19th-century explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) as he goes in search of a sasquatch (Zach Galifianakis). But what he discovers is a lonely, warm-hearted, intelligent creature who yearns to join his relatives in the Himalayas. There are 30 tickets available for the film which starts at 11am on Sunday 11th September as part of Outwith’s Sunday Cinema. Tickets cost just £3 plus booking fee and are available here.
Interestingly, Missing Link was made by Laika studios whose films are inspired by the work of the great animator Ray Harryhausen. Earlier in the festival you can join Connor Heaney of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation as he shares films by the winners of the inaugural Ray Harryhausen Animation Awards. This event is at Abbot House Workshop at 2pm on Saturday 10th September. Tickets are free and you can book your space here. The scene below is from Harryhausen’s famous Jason and the Argonauts.
Completing this year’s film line up is Blue is the Warmest colour, the groundbreaking 2013 French feature in which boy-focused Adele is determined to fall in love but finds her attention caught by a blue-haired girl. The film is being shown on Thursday 8th September and at Vegan 269’s as part of the cafe’s first LGBTQ+ Movie Night where you can also enjoy yummy popcorn and vegan snacks. Tickets are £8 plus booking fee and are available here.
Click here to book tickets for these films or any of the other great events on at Outwith Festival this September.