Rialto Cinema Club back biweekly in the Back Room

This autumn will see cinema come back full circle to Dublin 8. The Circular Bar will once again be offering a selection of screenings as the Rialto Cinema Club resumes business biweekly from September and October.


Last year the cinema club launched in the Circular Bar on the South Circular Road, offering alternative documentary filmmaking to go with your pizza and pint. Now the programme will be making its return to the pub’s Back Room spot, this time biweekly, providing feature-length and short documentary films about music, art and culture from some of Ireland’s best, including Paul Duane, Seamus Murphy and more. The club kicks off again tomorrow 7th September with Murphy’s film about musician PJ Harvey in A Dog Called Money, and will continue through into October.


These programming sessions will be operating at half capacity to ensure safety and security of you doc-loving patrons, but table and bar service will be available, so you’ll be well fed and watered as you watch. Tickets for screenings are available now and will cost €7. Booking is advised to ensure a spot with the reduced capacity.


Every other Tuesday, the Rialto Cinema Club will be offering an insight into artists; their inspirations, motivations and more in a series of recent acclaimed documentaries.


Check out the current slate of films being served up at the Circular below.

Tuesday 7th September, 8.30PM


(2019, 90 mins Dir: Seamus Murphy)


Award-winning Irish photographer Seamus Murphy’s investigates the creative process behind his project with PJ Harvey. While tracing the sources of songs and detailing the journey of their birth, he brings to life the people and places at their very heart. As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A Dog Called Money has been praised as a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. Through audio and images, Murphy and Harvey collaborate on some unique together.


Tuesday 21st September, 8pm


(2020, 92 mins Dir: Alfred George Bailey)


An outsider with attitude, Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall chronicles the infamous photographer’s life behind and outside the camera. Born in Illinois, Chicago, a child of immigrants and a life battling inner demons, Jim fought his way to become one of the most trusted mavericks behind a lens throughout 60’s history. A passion for music led him to capture some of the most iconic figures in music history. To name a few, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Janis Joplin to the infamous image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar.

Tuesday 5th October, 8PM


(2020 : 89 mins Dir: Paul Duane)


In 1992, Bill Drummond ceased activities as part of the enormously successful pop group The KLF. Since 2014 he’s been on a World Tour, travelling the world with his show – The 25 Paintings – visiting a different city each year. In December 2016 he based himself in Kolkata, while in the Spring of 2018 he was in Lexington, North Carolina. He’s not rich and he’s deliberately designed his actions so they can’t be monetized. He’s mostly been ignored by the art world. So what is he doing it all for? Irish Director, Paul Duane shadowed Bill Drummond for three years before starting this film in order to achieve some level of understanding about what he’s at.

Tuesday 19th October, 8PM


 (2019 : 105 mins Dir: Pat Collins)


Prolific Irish Director Pat Collins’ most recent film Henry Glassie: Field Work, is a magisterial portrait of the renowned American folklorist and ethnologist Henry Glassie, now in his seventies. Henry Glassie is one of the most celebrated folklorists across the world. He has spent the last 50 years making in-depth studies of communities and their art. Glassie’s subject is folklore but his abiding love for the people who create it resonates throughout the film. “I don’t study people. I stand with people and I study the things they create.”

The Rialto Cinema Club is programmed in collaboration with Stand Out Films. Stay tuned for more from the Circular in the months ahead.

About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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