WHAT'S ON - 07/2017

  • A MAN CALLED OVE

    Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is stubborn, principled and extremely short-tempered, the quintessential grumpy old man terrifying his community with arcane strictures that only he adheres to. Privately, he is mourning the death of his wife and contemplating suicide, his first attempt... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME JULY 2017: DOUBLE BILL

    Join us for free daily lunchtime screening of science fiction films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

    PROGRAMME 1

    SPACEMEN THREE An astrogeologist in space for the... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME JULY 2017: PROGRAMME ONE

    Join us for free daily lunchtime screening of science fiction films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

    PROGRAMME 1

    SPACEMEN THREE An astrogeologist in space for the first... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME JULY 2017: PROGRAMME TWO

    Join us for free daily lunchtime screening of science fiction films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

    PROGRAMME 2

    FIFTY PERCENT GREY This Oscar-nominated dark comedy sees a... Read More

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  • CHILDREN OF MEN (THE BIGGER PICTURE)

    Ian Brunswick, Head of Programming at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, will introduce the screening.

    Alfonso Cuarón’s prescient dystopian sci-fi depicts London in 2027 as a city on the brink of collapse. Two decades of infertility have thrown the... Read More

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  • CITY OF GHOSTS

    Documentarian Matthew Heineman continues to shine a light onto some of the world’s most dangerous places in the extraordinary City of Ghosts.

    The film focuses on members of the Syrian citizen journalism group ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ (RBSS), who... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: PHASE IV + ALTERNATE ENDING

    Ant colonies in the Arizona desert are behaving unusually. Two scientists set up camp nearby, linking their behaviour to the titular lunar cycle.  Evolving at an alarming rate, the ants’ sophisticated behaviour suggests that it is they who are scrutinising... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: PRIMER

    This screening will be introduced by Sean Power, Department of Philosophy Trinity College Dublin.

    Aaron and Abe, two young engineers dabbling in a side-line entrepreneurial tech project stumble upon a means to travel in time in Shane Carruth’s ultra low-budget... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN

    This screening will be introduced by Dr Maria Boyle, microbiologist Trinity College Dublin. 

    When a US satellite falls from orbit in the New Mexico desert all but two inhabitants of a nearby town die mysteriously. A team of scientists are recruited... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: THE FARTHEST

    This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, former NASA astronaut Daniel M. Tani, Theoretical Physicist Lawrence M. Krauss and Norah Patten, International Space University. The Farthest opens in general release on the 28th of... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: THE QUIET EARTH

    Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) awakens to find himself the sole survivor of a catastrophic malfunction in a secret energy project on which he has been engaged; days turn into weeks and Zac begins to succumb to madness and despair, as... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: THE RIGHT STUFF 70MM

    The tentative first steps of US space exploration are thrillingly realised in Philip Kaufman’s triumphal ode to the test pilots who paved the way for the astronauts of the Mercury Space Programme.

    Initially focusing on the enigmatic figure of sound-barrier... Read More

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  • DARK SKIES: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

    One night the inhabitants of the sleepy British town of Midwich fall mysteriously unconscious; two months later all women of childbearing age are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children are identikit blonde cherubs that grow exponentially and appear to... Read More

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  • DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

    This film has been classified 15A.

    Made by the team who produced 2007’s Lynch, a film which chronicled the making of Inland Empire, David Lynch: The Art Life is an intimate portrait of the usually private director, providing a privileged... Read More

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  • DOC’N’ROLL: CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

    John Scheinfeld explores the life of the pioneering saxophonist in this finely crafted film that boasts contributions from such diverse figures as Denzel Washington and Bill Clinton, as well as jazz elder statesmen Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and Reggie Workman.

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  • DOC’N’ROLL: GREGORY PORTER: DON’T FORGET YOUR MUSIC

    From humble beginnings in Bakersfield, California, Gregory Porter found his voice after an injury put paid to his football ambitions. However, it wasn’t until he was in his forties that he came to international acclaim, winning two Grammy awards in... Read More

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  • DUBLIN PLAYS ITSELF 2017 (SOLD OUT)

    The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and the IFI take to the streets again with two walking tours exploring Dublin’s architecture. The city is experienced at first hand, and also through a range of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive... Read More

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  • DUNKIRK (70MM)

    ALL SHOWS WILL BE IN 70mm. All 70mm tickets are priced €14 (€13 conc.)

    Throughout his career, Christopher Nolan has been a vocal advocate for the superiority of celluloid over digital, and of the importance of the experience of viewing... Read More

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  • EDITH WALKS + FORGOTTEN THE QUEEN

    Inspired by a statue of King Harold in the arms of his first wife Edith Swan-Neck, who it is said identified her husband’s body following the Battle of Hastings in 1066, filmmaker Andrew Kötting journeys 108 miles on foot from... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: THE BEGUILED

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

    July’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled. As the American Civil War rages on, wounded... Read More

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  • FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON

    Actress/director Nicole Garcia’s adaptation of Milena Agus’s novella features another wholly immersed performance from Marion Cotillard as Gabrielle, a rebellious spirit in post-WWII France. Beginning in the 1950s, Garcia presents an extended flashback to 1940s Provence where Gabrielle’s flagrant disregard... Read More

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  • IFI & AEMI PROJECTIONS & IMMA: OUT OF BODY

    Please note: three of the films in this programme contain a strobe or flicker effect

    Artist Susan MacWilliam will introduce this screening. 

    Presented in partnership with IMMA’s exhibition ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics’, aemi is delighted... Read More

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  • IN A LONELY PLACE

    One of the great films noirs, Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place also offers audiences the chance to see Humphrey Bogart in one of his finest performances.

    He plays Dixon Steele, a washed up screenwriter in desperate need of a... Read More

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  • KEDI

    Istanbul’s abundant feral cat population is the star of Ceyda Torun’s quietly magical documentary that affords a unique perspective on one of the world’s great cities. Occupants since the days of the Ottoman Empire, the cats of Istanbul are neither... Read More

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  • MYSTERY MATINEE: 2017

    The IFI once again invites audiences to take a chance with us on a Sunday afternoon. Our Mystery Matinee strand is a screening about which only two things will be known: it could be literally anything from the history of... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA – PART 1: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

    Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA – PART 2: PERESTROIKA

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

    Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a... Read More

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  • PILGRIMAGE

    ★★★★ – Irish Independent ★★★★ – RTE

    Cistercian monk Brother Geraldus (Stanley Weber) arrives on the shores of early-13th century Ireland with the aim of obtaining a religious relic of great significance from a remote community of fellow... Read More

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  • REVOLUTIONS

    Revolutions introduces the exciting, sometimes brutal, world of women’s roller derby, a non-traditional sport that is gaining popularity but still operates well outside the sporting mainstream. Director Laura McGann followed a number of women over four years as they commit... Read More

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  • RISK

    Laura Poitras follows up Citizenfour (2014), her Oscar-winning portrait of Edward Snowden, with an equally candid study of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

    Poitras was granted extraordinary access to her subject, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London along with... Read More

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  • SANCTUARY

    The 18.30 screening on Friday 7th will be followed by a Q&A with cast members Kieran Coppinger and Charlene Kelly and director Len Collin, hosted by Sunniva O’Flynn. 

    Join us for a Film Club discussion after the 18.20 screening on... Read More

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  • THE BEGUILED

    ★★★★ – Guardian ★★★★ – Irish Independent

    Also our Feast Your Eyes pick for July – see it with a main course for €20. Tickets and info here. 

    1864. As the Civil War rages on, wounded Union... Read More

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  • THE BIG SICK

    This film has been classified 15A.

    The irresistibly sweet, charming, and very funny The Big Sick is written by Emily V. Gordon and Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, and tells the story of their real-life romance and the difficulties it faced,... Read More

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  • THE BOY FROM MERCURY (IFI FAMILY & FROM THE VAULTS)

    This film will be introduced by former child star, Sean Flanagan, now of comedy trio Foil Arms & Hog.

    Tying in with this month’s Dark Skies season, this sweet and nostalgic fantasy is set in 1960s Dublin, and was filmed... Read More

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  • THE GRADUATE

    Director Mike Nichols’s timeless classic is reissued on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary in a new digital restoration. Following his graduation from college, 21-year-old Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) evades making plans for his future while he begins an affair with... Read More

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  • THE MIDWIFE

    Martin Provost’s (Séraphine) The Midwife is a showcase for star performances from two very different icons of French cinema. Claire (Catherine Frot) is a workaholic midwife at a maternity hospital in Paris, devoting herself utterly to what she views as... Read More

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  • THEIR FINEST (WILD STRAWBERRIES)

    Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.

    This charming World War II drama offers an antidote to the weightier war-themed features now showing. Here folk are getting on with life despite the war, with plenty of... Read More

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  • WE ARE MOVING – MEMORIES OF MISS MORIARTY (IRISH FOCUS)

    Director Claire Dix will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

    We Are Moving is an intimate portrait of Joan Denise Moriarty (1912–1992), a pioneer of early 20th century Irish dance. With a dream of bringing ballet to every corner of Ireland,... Read More

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  • WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME?

    British filmmaker Nick Broomfield has popularised a particular strain of investigative journalism, shining a light into the murkier corners of celebrated lives in films such as Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie and Tupac (2002) and Aileen: Life and Death of... Read More

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