May Film Tour 2019 to celebrate Bealtaine Festival

May Film Tour 2019 to celebrate Bealtaine Festival

The 2019 May Film Tour will take place nationally throughout the month of May to celebrate the annual Bealtaine Festival.

The May Film Tour is organised jointly by access>CINEMA and the Irish Film Institute to co-incide with the annual Bealtaine Festival, and features a programme of curated films specially selected with older audiences in mind. 

Free screenings as part of the May Film Tour take place nationally throughout Ireland in many different locations and venues.

In 2019 the Film Tour features 3 film titles: the delightful romantic-comedy Finding Your Feet, starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley; the classic musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Jane Russell and Marilyn Munroe; and the nostalgic Irish documentary Movie Memories

(Further details on each film below)

The Film Tour will be launched at the Irish Film Institute on Friday April 26th at 11am.

If you would like to organise a screening in your local community for Bealtaine, please contact us on info@accesscinema.ie or 01 6794420.




Finding Your Feet

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of thirty-five years is having an affair with her best friend she seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif, who lives in an inner city tower-block in North London. As a fish out of water, heartbroken Sandra is confronted by her sister's bohemian and irreverent lifestyle but is eventually persuaded to join Bif's senior citizens community dance class.

In this hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy, the colorful group of defiant and energetic third-agers show Sandra that retirement is in fact only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease of life and love.


Click here to find out where you can see Finding Your Feet.


Thanks to EOne Entertainment.



Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Two glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want - except engagement rings. In a quest for true love, Lorelei and her gold digger pal Dorothy set sail on a luxury-liner bound for France.

But the pair hits rocky waters when a manipulative detective, an over-aged, over sexed millionaire and the entire men's Olympic team try to put an anchor in their marriage-minded mischief.


Click here to find out where you can see Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.




Movie Memories

Movie Memories is a project supported by Creative Ireland, Cork County Council and University College Cork set up to record cinema-going memories of those living in small towns, villages and rural areas of Cork County from the 1940s to the present.

Participants from all parts of rural Cork, answered the call to share their memories resulting in this delightful short documentary.

Featuring stories of village halls transformed into picture palaces; school excursions to “holy pictures”; fighting off fleas and amorous suitors in the dark; and falling under the spell of movie stars, Movie Memories' story is a universal one as it captures the important contribution made by rural cinemas to community life and community spirit.


Click here to find out where you can see Movie Memories.