Canberra Irish Club Film Society

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Canberra Irish Club Film Society (CICFS)

About Us

Canberra Irish Club Film Society (CICFS) was established in 2019 to show Irish films (about Ireland, filmed in Ireland featuring Irish people) once a month at the Club. We are a current member of The Australian Film Societies Federation. CICFS is an important part of the Club's programme of promoting Irish Culture in Canberra and the Region.

Membership of the Film Society is open to members of the Canberra Irish Club and members may bring one guest. The published programme may be subject to change at short notice.

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Annual membership $10

2024 Programme - Sunday Matinee

From May 2024 we will screen ''Ireland, A Television History'' a 13-part series written and presented by Robert Kee looking at the complexities of the Irish history. It was a co-production between the BBC and the Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE) and was broadcast on both channels at the same time in 1980 and 1981. 

The series was made at a time when the troubles were still ongoing, and Kee attempted to explain them against a background of 800 years of Irish history. Interviews with eyewitnesses with memories extending as far back as the 1890's helped top bring it to life. 

In an article for the RTE Guide, Robert Kee was asked if the series aimed at a British audience? He replied ''No it's aimed at those (mainly in Britain) who are less familiar with the subject than they ought to be; and at those (in Ireland, North & South) who think they know but don't.

Sunday matinee, screening at 2:00pm