WHAT'S ON - 01/2017

  • A MONSTER CALLS

    ★★★★★ Irish Times

    Based on the beloved book by Patrick Ness, J.A. Bayona’s striking all-ages film is a welcome riposte to the recent glut of saccharine young adult adaptations. Life has dealt twelve-year-old Conor O’ Malley (Lewis MacDougall) a series... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME DOUBLE BILL (JAN 2017)

    ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME

    CEOL AGUS CRAIC

    Programme 1:

    BODHRÁN

    Handmade in cottages around the country; beaten by Wren Boys from Killorglin to Stephen’s Green; gently played by hearthside revellers in Coolea and beloved of festival goers in Listowel and Leitrim,... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 1 (JAN 2017)

    CEOL AGUS CRAIC

    Programme 1:

    BODHRÁN

    Handmade in cottages around the country; beaten by Wren Boys from Killorglin to Stephen’s Green; gently played by hearthside revellers in Coolea and beloved of festival goers in Listowel and Leitrim, the humble Bodhrán... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 2 (JAN 2017)

    PROGRAMME 2:

    BIMIS AG RINCE / WE ARE DANCING

    In Finuge, North Kerry a Teach Siamsa is built to encourage and develop local culture and the traditions of music, dance, and drama. This lively music-filled film records the opening... Read More

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  • CAMERAPERSON

    ★★★★★ Guardian

    ★★★★ Timeout

    As a cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has shot films of the calibre of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour; using outtakes and unused material from her work, Johnson reframes the footage associatively in the style of a collage,... Read More

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  • DENIAL

    ★★★★ Irish Times

    ★★★★ Guardian 

    In 1996, Deborah Lipstadt (portrayed here by Rachel Weisz), a historian specialising in the study of the Holocaust, was sued by fellow historian and Holocaust denier David Irving for comments made about him in one... Read More

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  • DONNIE DARKO

    ★★★★★ Irish Times

    Released a month after the September 11th attacks, the initial response to Donnie Darko – an enigmatic film from an unknown director that was difficult to classify and which opened with a jet engine crashing into a... Read More

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  • ENDLESS POETRY

    ★★★★ The Irish Times 

    ★★★★ The Guardian

    A sequel to The Dance of Reality (2013) in which Jodorowsky painted a vivid account of his childhood, Endless Poetry picks up where the former left off with the adolescent, erudite Alejandro living... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: GOODFELLAS (SOLD OUT)

    *Tickets for this event have sold out- it is also screening daily from the 20th of January. Tickets here *

    This month’s pairing of a film screening followed by a specially devised main course is Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic Goodfellas.

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  • FROM THE VAULTS: THE DEAD

    In what has become an annual treat, we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany in the household of the Misses Morkan and their housemaid, Lily, as they prepare for their New Year’s gathering in this pitch-perfect adaptation of James Joyce’s... Read More

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  • GOODFELLAS

    Regularly cited as one of the greatest crime/gangster films ever made, Martin Scorsese’s classic Goodfellas gets a welcome reissue in a new digital restoration. It tells the true story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who as a boy idolised gangsters... Read More

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  • IFI & First Fortnight: Infinitely Polar Bear

    Boston in the late 1970s; Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) is struggling with bipolar disorder; the future appears uncertain for his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and their two daughters when a particularly difficult period sees him both fired from his job and... Read More

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  • IFI & TRADFEST 2017: THE IRISHMEN – AN IMPRESSION OF EXILE

    Directed by pioneering television documentarian Philip Donnellan, this rarely-seen socio-realist documentary foregrounds the lives of migrant Irish labourers in Britain of the 1960s. It shows Irishmen working on the construction of railways, tunnels and motorways, and explores ‘how their imaginations... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: ANTZ

    The ants living under General Mandible’s dictatorship all know their place – you’re either a worker or warrior. Z, a worker, is fed up with his lot.  He wants to stand out from the crowd. In a bar one night... Read More

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  • IRISH FOCUS: TAKASERA

    Takasera, a village in Western Nepal, is settled on a hill above an ancient lakebed, composed of hundreds of tightly interwoven houses, giving an appearance of a giant buzzing bee-hive. Surrounded by mountains, and connected only by a dead-end dirt... Read More

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  • JACKIE

    ★★★★★ Irish Times

    ★★★★★ Telegraph

    ★★★★★ Guardian

    In depicting the trauma of JFK’s assassination as experienced by his wife Jackie (Natalie Portman), director Pablo Larraín (The Club, No) eschews the conventions of the biopic, choosing instead to focus on the... Read More

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  • LA LA LAND

    ★★★★★ Guardian

    ★★★★★ Entertainment.ie

    ★★★★★ Telegraph

    Director Damien Chazelle’s love of jazz has proved an ongoing inspiration in his work. Evident in his 2009 debut feature, Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench, a romantic musical, it came to the... Read More

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  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    ★★★★★ RTE

    ★★★★★ Empire

    ★★★★★ Total Film

    A sudden bereavement forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew in Kenneth Lonergan’s (You Can Count on Me, Margaret) emotionally raw, structurally nuanced and brilliantly acted portrait of a damaged... Read More

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  • OC SCREENINGS: LA LA LAND

    These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments.  Audio Description (AD) is available on all La La Land screenings.

    Director Damien Chazelle’s love of jazz has proved an ongoing inspiration in his work. Evident... Read More

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  • OC SCREENINGS: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments. Audio Description (AD) is available on all Manchester By The Sea screenings.

    A sudden bereavement forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew... Read More

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  • OC SCREENINGS: SILENCE

    These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments. Audio Description (AD) is available on all Silence screenings.

    Director Martin Scorsese once told an interviewer, “My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it.... Read More

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  • SILENCE

    ★★★★ Guardian

    ★★★★ Entertainment.ie

    15A

    Director Martin Scorsese once told an interviewer, “My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.” Throughout his career, he has grappled with issues of spirituality: from Mean Streets’ (1973) warning that... Read More

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  • THE BIGGER PICTURE: SHADOWS

    John Cassavetes’s directorial debut is also a landmark of American independent cinema, one of the first to be produced outside of the Hollywood system.

    Starring Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni and Hugh Hurd as three African American siblings living in Manhattan,... Read More

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  • THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

    ★★★★★ Irish Times

    ★★★★★ Times UK

    A stunning blend of ethnography and coming-of-age drama shot on location among Kazakh nomads in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

    Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley narrates the account of thirteen-year-old Aisholpan, a rosy-cheeked smart student... Read More

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  • THE HANGOVER LOUNGE: IDIOCRACY

    Our monthly indulgent Sunday afternoon of brunch and a classic film.

    Director Mike Judge has taken a satirical approach towards the dumbing-down of society in films such as Beavis And Butthead Do America (1996) and cult favourite Office Space (1999).... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: DAVE

    When President Bill Mitchell suffers a heart attack during some extra-marital activity, lookalike Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) is called upon to act as stand-in. Under the tutelage of the scheming chief-of-staff, Dave has to learn an array of presidential duties,... Read More

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