WHAT'S ON - 08/2017

  • A GHOST STORY

    An evocative, highly original meditation on life after death and the enduring connections we make to people and places, A Ghost Story reunites director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) with Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. When Affleck’s... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME AUGUST 2017: DOUBLE BILL

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

    ART IN THE ARCHIVE

    Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

    PROGRAMME 1

    Hallowed Fire The Cultural Relations Committee... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME AUGUST 2017: PROGRAMME ONE

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

    ART IN THE ARCHIVE

    Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

    PROGRAMME 1

    Hallowed Fire The Cultural Relations Committee... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME AUGUST 2017: PROGRAMME TWO

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

    ART IN THE ARCHIVE

    Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

    PROGRAMME 2

    Invitation to Art: The Art of... Read More

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  • AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY + Q&A WITH LAURA ALBERT

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    THE SCREENING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH WRITER LAURA ALBERT (aka JT LEROY) HOSTED BY PAULA MALCOMSON (‘The Hunger Games’) 

    Novelist JT LeRoy burst onto the literary scene in 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 CORNERS: BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY

    Director Walther Ruttmann was an early practitioner of experimental film, part of the ‘Absolute film’ school. Although this might still be classed as an avant-garde film, influenced by the early work of Dziga Vertov, it is structured so as to... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: FAUST

    Like Lang, F.W. Murnau is a towering figure of this period, thanks to films such as Nosferatu (1922), The Last Laugh (1924), and, after moving to America, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). Murnau’s approach to framing and his... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: KUHLE WAMPE, OR WHO OWNS THE WORLD?

    Based on a screenplay co-written by Bertolt Brecht, Kuhle Wampe, made at the tail end of the era and representing the swan song of New Objectivity, is notable for its explicitly Communist politics, which led to its censorship on release... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

    Openness about sex and sexuality was a hallmark of Weimar cinema, as in, for example, Pandora’s Box. Leontine Sagan’s cult classic was one of the first to feature lesbian themes prominently, and... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: PEOPLE ON SUNDAY

    This screening will be introduced by Stefan Drößler, Director of the Munich Film Museum – who will be taking part in a Discussion of Weimar Cinema on August 27th at 14.00. Click here for more information. 

    A novel blend of... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

    Whether placing actresses such as Marlene Dietrich, Ossi Oswalda, or Lilian Harvey at the centre of particular stories, or offering opportunities behind the camera to directors such as Marie Harder, Leontine Sagan... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD

    The only one of three films directed by and starring Paul Wegener concerning the Golem, a figure from Jewish folklore, to have survived, this is, along with The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920), one of the key works... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: THE MOUNTAIN LION

    Ernst Lubitsch is primarily remembered for the comedies he made in America, such as Ninotchka (1939), which was co-written by fellow émigré Billy Wilder, and The Shop Around the Corner (1940).

    While still working in Germany, he alternated between large-scale... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: THE WORLD OF WEIMAR – DISCUSSION

    Join Stefan Drößler, the Director of the Munich Film Museum, for a wide-ranging discussion on the cinema of the Weimar Republic. The early years of the art in Weimar Germany have been hugely influential on the development of cinema throughout... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: VARIETY

    Actor Emil Jannings was one of the most esteemed actors of this time, working with directors such as F.W. Murnau and Josef von Sternberg, before moving to America to become the first winner of the Oscar for Best Actor, and... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: WAXWORKS

    Actor Conrad Veidt will forever hold a place in popular culture following his performance in The Man Who Laughs (1928), which inspired the appearance of Batman’s nemesis, the Joker. However, he had a significant career during the Weimar era, appearing... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: WESTFRONT 1918

    Arguably the director most closely identified with the New Objectivity, G.W. Pabst first came to prominence with The Joyless Street (1925), which featured an early performance from Greta Garbo. It focused on the plight of women in society, as did... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: WOMAN IN THE MOON

    A giant of not just German cinema, but world cinema, Fritz Lang arguably remains best known for masterpieces such as the Dr. Mabuse series (1922-1960) and M (1931).

    Throughout this period of his career, he turned his hand to a... Read More

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  • DETROIT

    This film has been classified 15A.

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to draw attention to institutional racism in the US police force, the new film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow... Read More

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  • DIRECTOR IN FOCUS: AISLING WALSH

    We are delighted to welcome BAFTA-winning director Aisling Walsh for an in-depth exploration of her career to date in film and television.

    In a presentation liberally illustrated with clips from her work she will discuss her education at IADT Dun Laoghaire and at the... 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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  • ENGLAND IS MINE

    ‘Life is too short’ says Anji (Katherine Pearce) to Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden), ‘for clichés’, he retorts drolly, advice the makers of this film have wisely chosen to heed. The Morrissey of England is Mine is not the gladioli-wielding,... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: BOOK CLINIC @ IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL

    Are you a young reader looking for a new series? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic in the IFI Foyer, show your festival cinema ticket, and have an informal consultation with one... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: BUFFALO RIDER

    When rebellious Jenny gets sent away to her relatives in rural Thailand, it seems things can’t get much worse until she finds friendship with a silent farm boy called Boonrod.

    Together, they take on the school bullies and Boonrod competes in the annual... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: MR. FROG

    Imagine you had a teacher who sometimes turned into a frog!

    Sita knows everything there is to know about amphibians, but when she finds out Mr. Kikker’s secret, she decides to do what she can to keep him safe, not only from dangerous... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: OPENING EVENT

    Admission to this event is FREE.

    Books and films tell amazing stories through words and pictures. For our festival, we are delighted to welcome Laureate na nÓg, the award-winning illustrator and author, PJ Lynch.

    Meet PJ in the IFI foyer, and as... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: RED DOG: TRUE BLUE

    Eleven-year-old Mick is sent to live with Grandpa on a cattle station in Western Australia. He feels completely isolated until he comes across a paint-covered red pup he names Blue.

    The two become instant friends and embark on a series of adventures across... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: SHORT TALES 1

    Our specially selected programme of short films for younger viewers is not to be missed.

    There’s a French tale about a musical bear, a Russian story about a baby deer learning to sled, a gorgeous Irish animation about the power of imagination, and... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: SHORT TALES 2

    Can a moon creature and a robot learn to get along? Will Quim be able to scale a human tower just like his father did? Can Daithí cobble enough together to afford a necklace for his classroom crush? From Spain, U.S., Ireland, and... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: THE BIG PICTURE WITH PJ LYNCH & RUDOLF THE BLACK CAT

    17.30-18.30 – THE BIG PICTURE IN THE FOYER Books and films tell amazing stories through words and pictures. For our festival, we are delighted to welcome Laureate na nÓg, the award-winning illustrator and author, PJ Lynch.

    Meet PJ in the IFI foyer,... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

    Inspired by the much-loved children’s book, this delightful watercolour animation brings the family bear hunt to the big screen.

    Read the book with RTÉjr’s Clara Murray, watch the film, then hear from Eco-Unesco who’ll tell you just what to look out for... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: WORKSHOP – TINY PUPPETS (SOLD OUT)

    To book call IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. Places strictly limited. 

    Paper Panther Productions are here to assist our younger audiences make their very own mini puppets.

    Inspired by characters from their favourite books, participants will build miniature figures, using wire skeleton armature, masking tape, and... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: WORKSHOP – URBAN TAILS

    AGE: 9-12 

    To book call IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. Places strictly limited. 

    Join animator and Pink Kong Studio’s creative director Aoife Doyle for this unique music animation workshop. Inspired by their terrific Urban Tails short Madra Rua, participants will learn about... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: WORKSHOP – YOUNG FILM EXPLORERS

    AGE 10-12 

    To book call IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 

    Have you visited other parts of Europe and wondered what it might be like to live there? Imagine growing up in a snowy climate or somewhere you couldn’t move freely.

    This free film... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: FINAL PORTRAIT

    ** Please note that this Feast Your Eyes event will take place on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd at 19.00, and NOT on Friday, August 18th as advertised in the August programme.**

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the... Read More

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  • FINAL PORTRAIT

    Final Portrait is also our Feast Your Eyes film for August – get your movie ticket and a main course for just €20 on August 23rd at 19.00. Click here for more. 

    For his fifth film as director, a lively... Read More

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  • FROM THE LAND OF MÚSCRAÍ (IRISH FOCUS)

    This new transportive documentary from Dónal Ó Céilleachiar (Dreamtime Revisited, Camino by the Sea) takes us back, via exquisite cinematography, to the Muscraí Gaeltacht.

    This is the land of Ó Ríordáin and Ó Riada, a land well known for its... Read More

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  • GOING IN STYLE (WILD STRAWBERRIES)

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

    This breezy crime comedy combines the acting talents of Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Alda, reveling in their roles as retirees who, in need of extra cash and... Read More

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  • INSIDE OUT (THE BIGGER PICTURE)

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

    Pixar alumnus Pete Docter’s story of eleven year old Reilly’s emotional journey, addresses adult audiences while respecting children’s emotions too. It doesn’t avoid sad moments, rather through the juxtaposition of Sadness and... 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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  • LAND OF MINE

    This film has been classified 15A.

    A shameful piece of hidden World War II history is exhumed in Martin Zandvliet’s empathetic and deeply involving third feature, recently Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

    The setting is Denmark in the immediate... Read More

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  • LE DOULOS

    A French slang word used to refer to a police informant, Le Doulos was adapted by Melville from the 1957 novel of the same name by Pierre Lesou. A film noir crime drama in which nothing is quite as it... Read More

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  • LOGAN LUCKY

    This film has been classified 12A.

    Logan Lucky marks the return of the previously prolific Steven Soderbergh to feature filmmaking after a four year hiatus.

    A companion piece of sorts to his Ocean’s trilogy, the film swaps the glamour of... Read More

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  • MAUDIE

    Director Aisling Walsh will take part in a career retrospective at the IFI on August 15th. 

    This film has been classified 15A.

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

    Though crippled with debilitating arthritis, Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is forced... 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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  • QUEST

    ‘You don’t know how we live’ says Christine’a Rainey (aka Ma Quest) to the TV as a campaigning Donald Trump addresses his ‘What do you have to lose?’ message to African Americans. This moment comes towards the end of Jonathan... Read More

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  • SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY (FROM THE VAULTS)

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

    Ireland 1939. Franklin (Aidan Quinn), a newly appointed lay teacher at a boys’ reformatory, is shocked by the school’s culture of brutality. The boys are subjected to a regime of torture and... Read More

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  • SONG TO SONG

    Exclusively at IFI

    On the surface, the story told here of love, doubt and betrayal, is distinct yet familiar.

    Faye (Rooney Mara), a young woman drifting at the edges of the Austin music scene, goes out with BV (Ryan Gosling),... Read More

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  • STEP

    IFI Exclusive

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here. 

    Made soon after the death of Freddy Gray in police custody in April 2015 led to a wave of protests across Baltimore city, Amanda Lipitz’s deeply affecting documentary follows students... Read More

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  • Test Event for Education

    This is a test event to see if we can set up an online system for booking IFI Education Events.

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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 soldier John McBurney... 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 FARTHEST

    Emer Reynolds’s enthralling documentary details NASA’s ambitious Voyager program which, in 1977, launched two probes whose original mission was to study the outermost planets of the Solar System, but went on to become the first human-created object to enter interstellar... Read More

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