Beau­fort keeps the film reels rolling

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

WITH its strong links to a world-fa­mous Amer­i­can film stu­dio, Kalem Com­pany, Beau­fort has a proud his­tory in the world of film, and this will again be to the fore­front with the re­turn of the Beau­fort Film Night at the Inn Be­tween Bar next week, Jan­uary 18.

The night, which gets un­der­way at 8.30pm. will fea­ture French-lan­guage and English-subti­tled film Un­touch­able, as well as the screen­ing of a multi-award-win­ning short film, Wave.

Un­touch­able is a 15A com­edy fo­cused on an un­em­ployed man who ap­plies for a job as a live-in carer to get a sig­na­ture to keep his so­cial wel­fare pay­ments go­ing.

Af­ter un­ex­pect­edly se­cur­ing the post af­ter this ap­pli­ca­tion, he forms a friend­ship with his em­ployer, a wheelchair-bound mil­lion­aire.

Wave fol­lows the story of a man who is speak­ing a fully formed but un­recog­nised lan­guage af­ter wak­ing from a coma.

Among its many ac­cred­i­ta­tions, the film won an Ir­ish Film and Tele­vi­sion Award (IFTA) for Best Live Ac­tion Short, while its di­rec­tor, Ben­jamin Cleary, made it to the Best Live Ac­tion Os­car Longlist for Stut­terer.

The group be­hind the ini­tia­tive is a local, non-profit com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion which hopes to grow an in­ter­est in films which may not re­ceive a gen­eral re­lease screen­ing in the county.

The films are care­fully cu­rated to ap­peal to wider au­di­ences, and the group works along­side Ac­cess Cinema.

Ad­mis­sion on the night will be €7, which will go to­wards the li­cens­ing fee and a newly pur­chased screen.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on Face­book at Beau­fort Film Night or on Twit­ter @ Beau­fort_Film.

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