The May Film Tour to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival is back!

The May Film Tour is back for 2022 and will take place at locations nationally throughout the month of May to celebrate the annual Bealtaine Festival.

After a 3 year hiatus the May Film Tour will return for 2022.

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 free screenings of a film specially selected with older audiences in mind. 

This year the Bealtaine Festival will be continuing to celebrate the theme of In(ter)dependence.

With this theme in mind, the film chosen for the 2022 May Film Tour is the feel good crowd-pleaser Military Wives.

Singing and the feeling of community through the formation of a choir are at the core of the story in Military Wives, and as public singing was not allowed for so long during the pandemic, this is the perfect choice for this year’s Film Tour.

The 2022 May Film Tour is presented with the support of Lionsgate Films UK.

Military Wives

A group of women are thrown together by life on a military base while their partners serve on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They find an unexpected way to raise their spirits and combat the isolating realities of being an army wife – by forming the first ever Military Wives’ Choir …

Directed by Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) and starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas alongside our own Sharon Horgan, Military Wives is an inspirational story about friendship, love and support, which is based on true events.