Special Screening of Sanctuary

We are delighted to announce that following our upcoming seminar on consent to sex and relationships for people with disabilities the Centre for Disability Law and Policy will host a special screening of Sanctuary.

The screening will be held in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway and will be preceded by a small reception, sponsored by Saol Cafe, at 5pm. The screening will start at 6pm.

Tickets will cost €10 and will be available from Centre for Disability Law and Policy from Monday 28th August. All proceeds go to Blue Teapot Theatre Company.

Contact Mary on 091-495888 or mary.faherty@nuigalway.ie for more information.


Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? They bribe Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon’s tryst and look forward to getting to know each other, like countless couples before them. But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple – they both have intellectual disabilities and Tom is their care worker. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law. While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future and how to use a condom, their friends from the training centre escape the not so watchful eye of Tom and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema about two young people trying to be together, in a world doing everything to keep them apart.


Irish Examiner ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
The most heart-breaking and heart-warming movie you’ll see all year. “A nuanced, gripping blend of black comedy, farce and hard-hitting social commentary, Sanctuary already has a strong claim on Irish Movie of the Year. 

Irish Times ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
A must-see knockabout comedy 

Sunday Times ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Visually delightful, emotionally sure and morally fierce, it is the birth of a new and brilliant talent in debut director Len Collin.


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