WHAT'S ON - 08/2017

  • DARK CORNERS: A DISCUSSION ON WEIMAR CINEMA

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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

    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 was also ground-breaking for having an all-female cast.

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  • DARK CORNERS: PEOPLE ON SUNDAY

    A novel blend of feature and documentary, People On Sunday was the result of a collaborative effort on the part of a number of talented individuals who would go on to significant careers in America as part of the exodus... Read More

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  • DARK CORNERS: THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED

    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 (Mädchen In Uniform, also showing in this season),... 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: 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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  • 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

    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 part of his Big Picture project, he’ll... 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: RUDOLF THE BLACK CAT

    Rudolf is a curious Japanese kitten who wants to see more of the world. One day he gets lost in the big city of Tokyo when along comes Gottalot, a street-smart cat with a very special skill – he can read the... 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: 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

    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 stuffing. Watch your favourite character come to life … and then take him/her home.

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: WORKSHOP – URBAN TAILS

    AGE: 9-12 

    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 creatures living in our cities before creating their very own animated urban tail. Heaps of... Read More

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL 2017: WORKSHOP – YOUNG FILM EXPLORERS

    AGE 10-12 

    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 programme is specially selected for young people interested in seeing different stories... Read More

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

    An encore screening of Angels in American: Part II will be held on Thursday August 10th at 19.00. 

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and... Read More

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  • THE BIG SICK (OPENS JULY 28TH)

    This film opens on July 28th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 24th.

    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... Read More

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  • THE FARTHEST (OPENS JULY 28TH)

    This film opens on July  28th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July  24th. 

    The Farthest is also screening July 16th as part of our Dark Skies Festival + Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, former NASA astronaut Daniel M. Tani... Read More

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