The 8th

In Cinemas and On Demand 25th May

The 8th

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In Cinemas: May 25, 2021

The 8th traces Ireland’s campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment – a constitutional ban on abortion. It shows a country’s transformation from a conservative state in thrall to the Catholic church to a more liberal secular society. 

The 8th includes voices from both sides of the debate, but its primary focus is on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign. The film follows the veteran campaigner Ailbhe Smyth  (@ailbhes) and self-described glitter activist Andrea Horan (@AndreaHoran) as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the near impossible. This dramatic story is underscored by a vivid exploration of the wrenching failures that led to this defining moment in Irish history. 

An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale, and a roadmap for progressive reforms in a modern era where authoritarianism is on the rise, The 8th shows a country forging a new progressive path at a time when reproductive rights are threatened around the world. 

Director(s): Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle

The 8th will be available in 45+ venues from the 25th of May, to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the #RepealThe8th referendum. 

Rating: 12A
Length: 95 mins

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Cinema Tickets

We are celebrating the return to cinemas! Please find below the cinemas that will be screening The 8th on the big screen!

Click on 'Buy Tickets' to see the showtimes at your local venue.

If you don't see your local cinema listed, scroll down to watch the film via one of our virtual cinema partners.

Venue

Opening Date

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Oban Phoenix Cinema

May 21, 2021

Queen’s Film Theatre

May 25, 2021

The Castle Cinema

May 25, 2021

Showroom Cinema

May 25, 2021

The Lexi Cinema

May 25, 2021

Depot

May 25, 2021

The Hyde Park Picture House

May 25, 2021

Catford Mews

May 28, 2021

Genesis Cinema

June 2, 2021

Midlands Arts Centre

June 9, 2021

Bertha DocHouse

June 13, 2021

Northampton Filmhouse

June 20, 2021
July 29, 2021

Cinema Tickets

We are celebrating the return to cinemas! Please find below the cinemas that will be screening The 8th on the big screen!

Click on 'Buy Tickets' to see the showtimes at your local venue.

If you don't see your local cinema listed, scroll down to watch the film via one of our virtual cinema partners.

Bertha DocHouse

Queen’s Film Theatre

The Castle Cinema

The Hyde Park Picture House

The Lexi Cinema

Showroom Cinema

Oban Phoenix Cinema

Northampton Filmhouse

Midlands Arts Centre

Genesis Cinema

Depot

Catford Mews