Liam O Laoghaire’s film for Clann na Poblachta discredits the Fianna Fáil leadership and presents countrywide images of poverty, emigration and deprivation never before seen on Irish screens.
FILM INFO: Liam O’Laoghaire, 8 mins, 1948, Ireland,... Read More
FILM INFO: Liam O’Laoghaire, 8 mins, 1948,... Read More
THE IRISH RIVIERA
This Irish Tourism Association film promotes the sunny south visiting Cork City, the remote outposts of Mizen Head, Dún Chaoin and the Blasket Islands (then inhabited).
FILM INFO: Irish Tourism Association, 15 mins,... Read More
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
★★★★ Irish Times
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
Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, a catering salesman who discovers a Californian restaurant names McDonald’s who have originated a revolutionary service model for genuinely fast food. The Founder is a particularly acidic satire of the American Dream, in which... Read More
★★★★ The Telegraph
Fences, August Wilson’s play exploring race and familial relations in 1950s Pittsburgh, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987; plans for film adaptations floundered as they failed to meet Wilson’s stricture that the director... Read More
Made by the Ethnographic Film Unit of UCLA, this film examines how modernisation has affected the inhabitants of the remote village of Dún Chaoin in Co. Kerry. It shows their connection with the nearby Blasket Islands (by now evacuated) and... Read More
In 1961 George Best, a shy well-mannered Belfast teenager, was recruited by Manchester United to become what Pelé would call “the greatest player in the world”. A devilishly charismatic figure, Best achieved celebrity status early. His football was transcendent (playing... Read More
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
Philippe Claudel’s riveting debut feature is built on a remarkable performance from Kristin Scott Thomas, one of the best of her career. She plays Juliette, a former doctor who is taken in by her younger sister Léa (Elsa Zylberstein) and... Read More
Reel Art: The Piano Lesson will screen at the IFI on Monday, February 20th at 18.30.
Tickets for this screening are only available from www.diff.ie
In Ireland over 30,000 piano students prepare for exams each year. In this surprisingly... Read More
Reel Art: Photo City will screen at the IFI on Tuesday, February 21st at 18.00.
Rochester, NY is a city defined by photography. Once dominated by Kodak, the city now... Read More
Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film captures Coogan during a gruelling six week live durational exhibition, I’ll sing you a song from around the town. Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the... Read More
Pickups, the new film directed by Jamie Thraves, is about a man called Aidan (conveniently played by Aidan Gillen) who is suffering from insomnia, back trouble, and the breakdown of his marriage. Aidan finds solace in a number of strangers... Read More
Curated by Herb Shellenberger, who will present this screening, Independent Frames examines the work of American artists who approached film through independently-produced, frame-by-frame animations in the 1970s and 1980s. Made primarily by artists with no formal animation training, the films... Read More
From the original French fairytale, the story of Belle and the Beast has inspired other stories, a ballet theatre and films. With the forthcoming release of the live-action adaptation, we take a look at the hit animation from Walt Disney,... Read More
IMMA Members can avail of the IFI Members’ admission price for this event. This rate is ONLY available in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office.
The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy is a new film work by Irish-born, Turner... Read More
Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer returns home to his estranged family after an absence of more than a decade prompting a series of confrontations, revelations and internecine squabbling in Xavier Dolan’s (Tom at The Farm; Mommy) adaptation of... Read More
★★★★★ Irish Times
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
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
★★★★ Irish Times
There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings of Loving on Wednesday, February 15th at 18.10 and Thursday, February 16th at 13.00. Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings.
1958, Virginia:... Read More
★★★★★ 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
This film was previously presented as The Wonder Eye during January’s First Fortnight Festival. Tickets on sale now. This film closes on Thursday, March 16th.
Professor Ivor Browne will be present for a Q&A for the film’s... Read More
Borrowing the title of Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay in which he outlined a hypothetical proto-hypertext system, ‘As We May Think’ features work by Linda Quinlan, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Eoghan Ryan, Bea McMahon, Sarah Browne, Jenny Brady and Julie Murray. Eschewing an... Read More
★★★★★ RTÉ Ten
There will be OPEN CAPTIONED (OC) screenings of Moonlight on Thursday, February 23rd at 15.30, and Monday, February 27th at 18.00. AUDIO DESCRIPTION (AD) will be available on all... Read More
Ruth (Alice Lowe) is heavily pregnant and mourning the loss of her husband; she feels a deep connection to her unborn child, however this baby is psychically prompting her to go on a killing spree. Initially targeting grotesque male figures,... Read More
Chemikal Underground has been Scotland’s premier indie label since its establishment in the 1990s, releasing work by a diverse range of fondly-remembered groups such as Bis, Magoo, and Urusei Yatsura, although the label’s greatest successes came from Arab Strap, Mogwai,... Read More
To prepare for his role as paranoid and volatile former U.S. marine Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro listened compulsively to recordings of the diaries of Arthur Bremer, who shot presidential candidate George Wallace and three bystanders in 1972, and who... Read More
With romance in the air in February, we focus on the classic ‘women’s picture’, as exemplified by Douglas Sirk. It’s a world of fast cars, rugged men and heroic gestures. Rock Hudson excels as playboy, Bob, ripe for redemption, and... Read More
Frustrated travelling salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) criss-crosses 1950s America selling a series of underwhelming products that have failed to bring him the success he believes is richly deserved.
On... Read More
★★★★★ The Times (UK)
This film closes on Thursday, March 16th.
Ines (Sandra Hüller) has become estranged from her retired schoolteacher father Winfried (Peter Simonischek); unhappily scaling the bottom rungs of the... Read More
Charming, funny and well-intentioned drama starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley in a sparkling odd-couple pairing as Wendy, a middle-aged, New York book critic, and Darwan Singh Tur, a Sikh immigrant driving instructor living in a tight knit community in... Read More
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