A Programme for the week leading up to Mayday - A Celebration of Trade Unionism. Mexican and African Migrants exploited in 1950s US and a modern day Italy and a look into the ever encroaching hands of privatisation of public services.
A collection of modern documentaries highlighting the major misconceptions of our time; Money, Immigration and Foreign Lands. Dublin's free political cinema presents it's March 2017 screenings: Je Suis Russia, The Asylum Market & Money Puzzles
8 June, 2013. 800 people enter an abandoned cinema in Barcelona to project a documentary film. The old building is renamed as "Cinema Patricia Heras" in honour of a girl who committed suicide two years earlier.
On Sunday 13 March we join with Reclaim the Vision of 1916 and SIPTU for a historic first screening together of George Morrison’s Mise Éire and Saoirse?—as the director intended.
An Irish road movie takes on the Celtic Tiger plus love and life after the priesthood.
Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, non-political Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work.
Three interconnected stories from a writer’s room where people go to tell anecdotes hoping to make some money and become characters in a movie. A crazy Latin film, full of sensuality.
This story traces the rise and career of Esther the most beloved actress of popular theatre in Havana at the turn of the 19th century.
Progressive Film Club
Saturday 22nd April 2016
Venue: The Ireland Institute, The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Celebrating Trade Unionism
2pm: Salt of the Earth (1954) – 93mins Director: Herbert Biberman
Blacklisted by Hollywood this film set in Zinctown, N.M. uses a combination of actors and non-professional community people to tell a great story. Sparked by a mine accident, the workers, mostly Mexican Americans, go on strike. Safety is the issue, but is inextricably linked with racial discrimination as Anglo miners work in pairs, while Mexican Americans are forced to work alone. It is only through solidarity , and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph. One of the great union films, it is also a celebration of male-female solidarity. Co-produced by the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelt Workers, Salt of the Earth was assembled under conditions of extreme duress by a group of Hollywood expatriates, all victims of the Blacklist.