Event: How Very Valentine’s at Light House Cinema, Feb 14th
Love comes in all forms and this Valentine’s Day Light House CinemaLight House Cinema is a specialist independent cinema in Smithfield, Dublin. Their eclectic schedule includes feature films, shorts, classics, foreign language ... More has something for everyone. From oddball outsiders, dysfunctional duos and manic married couples, it is clear that even the bitterest artichokes have hearts.
3pm The War of the Roses
The day kicks off with a film for all you non-romantics out there with Danny DeVito’s comedy-noir The War of the Roses, a pitch-perfect satire on the American Dream. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas star in this fascinating inversion of their epic romances in Romancing The Stone and Jewel of the Nile with a hilariously dark look at a couple going through the worst divorce ever committed to the silver screen. With a razor-sharp script and superb performances, start your Valentine’s Day with this deliciously wicked comedy. Woof!
5.30pm The Birdcage
A film that celebrates love in all its forms. A big-hearted comedy from director Mike Nichols, The Birdcage is a hilarious comedy about a panic-stricken flamboyant gay couple who strive to impress their son’s stiff future in-laws. With an exceptional cast – Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman and more – and some of the most endlessly quotable one-liners, this is a colourful, warm and just downright lovely film to celebrate the things we do for love.
Despite what the movies often tell us, true love is not just for the socially capable heroes and heroines. Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings us a true hero for oddballs everywhere with Amelie. This gorgeous French comedy stars a luminous Audrey Tautou as a strange girl whose path to true love is scattered with whimsical adventures. A modern classic, Amelie is the perfect Valentine’s Day film, and one that’s sure to leave you with a smile on your face.