We are now unfortunately closed to the public until the end of March, so this film has been postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates.
TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway 2020 and The Dock present in association with the exhibition Threads, Austin Ivers
Film Screening of Threads
Nominated for seven BAFTAs, and winning four including Best Single Drama. Written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson.
In 1984, Threads was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. This graphic and haunting docudrama shows the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels. Nowfully restored from a 2K scan for the first time ever. Made during a period of intense Cold War threat, the film is a harrowing yet timely reminder of the perils of all out war, made all the more relevant as our world becomes a more unpredictable and politically volatile place.
Duration 1h 32mins
“The most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed.” - The Guardian
“Unsettlingly powerful.” - New York Times
Please note this film is suitable for people aged 15 and over and contains extremely distressing scenes of war and violence.
Booking in advance is advised
Please be aware that from Monday 10th February there will be water main replacement works taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon, along St George’s Terrace, the approach to The Dock.
This may impact access to The Dock and on parking in the vicinity of the building. We would advise you to factor this possible delay into your journey time to The Dock.