Monday, June 2, 2014

Scene and Screen : Temple Bar

Lady Windermere ventures out of retirement, out of doors and completely out of the box on these warm summer nights, partnering with the good people of the Temple Bar Night Market and La Dolce Vita cinematic cafe to open an outdoor cinema of theatrical surprise!

The market will be brought alive on Thursday nights (at 7pm and 9.30pm - doors open 6.30pm) by two screenings of classic films based on the work of Dublin writers. Our vintage outdoor cinema - draped in velvet and ivy and
crammed with vagabonds, minstrels and bohemian souls - will be hosted in a lush and decadent gazebo on Copper Alley, where a penny at the gate grants you entrance to a timeless world of theatrical spectacle.
Each screening will feature a live performance - music, dance, monologues and readings - on the theme of the film to be screened, while homemade lemonades, popcorn and toffee apples spread good cheer.
Celebrate our greatest writers and the world's greatest directors all summer long, come costumed as your favourite characters, shout at the screen and scream at the thrills and chills...

June Screenings: 'Celtic Gothic'

12th June - "VAMPYR" - Dublin writer Joseph Sheridan LeFanu's classic tales of Gothic mystery 'Through a Glass Darkly' were never brought to more spine-tingling life than by the world-famous director Carl Theodor Dreyer in his eerie 'Vampyr'.  An atmospheric, vintage treat to sink your teeth into... Featuring live and atmospheric music and book readings...

Above: our vampiric flashmob at the 'Vampyr' screening

19th June - "NOSFERATU" - The most famous vampire of all, Dubliner Bram Stoker's Dracula, in his first and most frightening screen outing as F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu. Shiver! Shudder! Bring your own garlic! With live and atmospheric music and book readings...

Above: 'Noferatwo' a short film specially created for the screening by a young Dublin filmmaking collective

July Screenings: 'Celebrating Satirists'

3rd July - "GULLIVER'S TRAVELS" - Only the second animated feature film ever, Max Fleischer's charming technicolour celebration of the wit and imagination of Dublin's satirical genius Jonathan Swift is a treat for the whole family. Featuring live storytelling for all the little people!

10th July - "WILDE NIGHT" - Come costumed if you can, flutter those fans and let our hostess spread some wit and one-liners before a 7pm screening of Ernst Lubitsch's sumptuous silent version of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy 'Lady Windermere's Fan', while at 9.30pm we have a darker and more decadent delving into the imagination of Wilde with the original 1923 silent film of 'Salome'. Gasp at the beauty and cruelty of Alla Nazimova's classic, and let the dance of the seven veils seduce your senses... With live bellydance!