Family Film Fun at Cork Film Fest

Are you in Cork with the family this weekend? As Christmas is coming up, the city is set to be busy with shoppers. It can be nice to get away from the chaos for a while – kids aren’t known for their patience during long shopping days! The lovely folks in Cork Film Fest have entertainment suitable for all the family on this weekend – if you’re looking for something a bit different, this may be up your alley.

So, what do they have on the agenda?

Rock Dog 

From the Academy Award® nominated writer/director of Surf’s Up, and the co-director of Toy Story 2, comes the charming family animation adventure, Rock Dog. An all star cast voicing the lovable characters, including Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott. Bodi, a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving, countryside sheep, but fears he doesn’t have the passion to assume the role. Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song that opens his heart to a musical world he must explore. Courtesy of Altitude

Sat 19th, 12pm, The Everyman Theatre

The Eagle Huntress


The Eagle Huntress is a story for all the family, following Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl, as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her family to become an eagle hunter.

Sat 19th, 3pm,  The Everyman Theatre 

Blazing Saddles

Definitely a contender for one of the least tasteful movies of all time is this comedy masterpiece of Mel Brooks. The nonsensical plot – tangled, shaky and silly – doesn’t matter here. What does is the opportunity to see on the big screen, for the first time for many, the late great Gene Wilder in one of his most accomplished and polished comedy roles; Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr; Brooks himself chewing the scenery as Governor William J Lepetomane; Madeline Kahn as the Marlene Dietrich-esque Lili von Shtupp; Mongol knocking out a horse; and, of course, that baked beans scene. The low comedy masterpiece with everything, there’s even a pie fight.

Sun 20th, 12pmThe Everyman Theatre
Ticket prices for the Cork Film Fest are as follows:

Daytime screenings (before 6pm) €7 (or €6 concession price for students)
Evening screenings (after 6pm) €10 (or €8 concession price for students)
There are also concession for large groups. 10% for more than 10 and 20% for more than 50 when booked at the box office on Patrick’s Street opposite Marks and Spencers.

For other showings in the Cork Film Fest, you can see the full guide here. You can contact them by Phone (021 4271711) or Email: info@corkfilmfest.org

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