ON THURSDAY 6 MARCH AT 8PM
St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City
Cork Cine Club presents Out in the Dark (Alata, Israel, 2012), an Israeli film that is equal parts crime thriller, political and societal commentary, and gay love story, on Thursday 6 March at 8pm in St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City.
This taut first feature by Los Angeles-based, Israeli born director, Michael Mayer, follows a cross-border relationship between a privileged Israeli lawyer and an increasingly desperate Palestinian student.
Nimer, the ambitious Palestinian in the West Bank, dreams of a better life abroad. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality.
When he is caught up in a murder, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy. Out in the Dark is by turns tender and tense, sensual and suspenseful. The film pulses with urgency, longing and raw feeling, eventually morphing into a lean thriller.
Other films in Cork Cine Club’s current season are The Act of Killing (documentary – Indonesia/UK 2012) on 13 March; Night of Silence (Turkey 2012) on 20 March; In The Name Of (Poland 2013) on 27 March; and The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium/Netherlands 2012) on 3 April.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 90 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.