The Workhouse

Figart, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal

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MEN AT LUNCH (LÓN SA SPÉIR) Sunday 8th May at 3.00pm

Director: Seán Ó Cualáin / Ireland / 2013 / 71 minutes / Certificate : G

 Eleven ironworkers eat their lunch whilst casually sitting on an iron beam – their feet dangling in the air high above New York, with Central Park and a foggy Manhattan in the depths below them.

Everybody knows the photograph "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," taken during construction at the Rockefeller Center in 1932. But its backgrounds had remained a mystery: despite extensive research, neither the 11 men nor the photographer had been definitively identified.

When director Seán Ó Cualáin stumbled upon a copy of the picture in a pub in a small Irish hamlet, with a note that two of the men came from that village, he decided to delve into the history of the photo.  

A WALK IN THE WOODS, Friday 13th May 2016 at 7.30pm

Director: Ken Kwapis / USA / 2015 / 104 minutes / Certificate : 15A

Cast : Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson

After two decades of living in the UK, renowned travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to America with his English wife Cathy (Emma Thompson).   In an attempt to find a way to reconnect with his homeland, he impulsively decides to hike the Appalachian Trail, a trek of over 2,000 miles stretching from Maine to Georgia.   With Cathy protesting against the idea of Bill doing the trip solo, an out-of-the-blue call from old friend Katz (Nick Nolte), offering to accompany him, seems like the perfect solution.  But as their journey unfolds, this odd couple realise that they may have underestimated the scale of the adventure they have undertaken.  Based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling 1998 memoir, A Walk in the Woods is a gentle comedy that combines breath-taking scenery with the charming chemistry of its two veteran stars, who are clearly enjoying themselves.

“…a gentle examination of friendship and man’s relationship with himself, others and nature; although these ideas are part of the scenery, with knock-about humour the main event.” - Eye for Film