WHAT'S ON - 09/2017

  • 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (WILD STRAWBERRIES)

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

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

    Director Mike Mills’ previous film, Beginners, was based on the experience of his father coming out in his 70s. This latest... Read More

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  • 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 SEPTEMBER 2017: DOUBLE BILL

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

    Stephen Burke – early works This month we screen two early Northern Irish narratives by Stephen Burke,... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME SEPTEMBER 2017: PROGRAMME ONE

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

    Stephen Burke – early works This month we screen two early Northern Irish narratives by Stephen Burke,... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME SEPTEMBER 2017: PROGRAMME TWO

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

    Stephen Burke – early works This month we screen two early Northern Irish narratives by Stephen Burke,... Read More

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  • BELLE DE JOUR

    One year into their marriage, Séverine (Catherine Deneuve at her most impeccable) and Pierre (Jean Sorel) still sleep in separate beds. Although she is unable to summon any physical desire for her husband, possibly due to previous experiences of abuse,... Read More

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  • BORG/ MCENROE

    Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the hot tempered American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf, perfectly cast), which came to a head during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships,... Read More

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  • BRIMSTONE

    Mute midwife Liz (Dakota Fanning) is stricken with terror at the arrival of a charismatic new preacher (Guy Pearce) to the small community in which she lives with her husband and children in the old American West. Her unexplained fear... Read More

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  • CULTURE NIGHT 2017: SHORT AND SWEET (FROM THE VAULTS)

    This is a FREE event – simply collect your ticket on the night, before the showings at 18.10, 19.00 & 19.50.

    IFI celebrates Culture Night September 22nd 2017 with three free programmes of family-friendly Irish shorts.

    The programmes include a... Read More

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  • DAPHNE

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

    There will be Open Captioned screenings of Daphne on Tuesday, October 3rd at 13.30 and Wednesday, October 4th at 18.20

    Daphne (Emily Beecham) drifts through life feeling vaguely dissatisfied, her nights... 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... Read More

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  • DISPOSSESSION: THE GREAT SOCIAL HOUSING SWINDLE + PANEL

    This screening will include a panel discussion featuring: Eoin O’Mahony, Teaching Fellow at the UCD School of Geography Michelle Norris, Head of the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Rita Fagan, Project Director at St. Michael’s... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: BORG/MCENROE

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

    September menu: Farika -Lamb and Cabbage Stew with Potatoes Fiskeboller -Haddock and Cod fishballs with cream sauce Norwegian Coleslaw Salad 

    September’s pairing of a new release and a specially... Read More

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  • GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

    There will be Open Captioned screenings of God’s Own Country on Wednesday 6th at 18.30 and Thursday 7th at 14.00.

    An emotionally numb Yorkshire sheep farmer experiences an unexpected thaw when he is forced to work with a Romanian immigrant... Read More

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  • IF I THINK OF GERMANY AT NIGHT + PANEL

    This screening is in association with science gallery at Trinity College Dublin’s SOUND CHECK exhibition, and will be followed by a panel discussion. 

    The panel will include: Siobhan Kane (moderator); UCD academic, founder and programmer of Young Hearts Run Free,... Read More

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  • IFI & AEMI PROJECTIONS TIME AND TIDE

    TIME AND TIDE: TRIBUTE TO PETER HUTTON

    A second aemi event takes place at 15.00 on Saturday the 23rd of September – click here for more. 

    A major figure of American experimental cinema who died in June of last year,... Read More

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  • IFI & AEMI PROJECTIONS: KEEPERS OF THE PORT

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

    In this lyrical portrait of working life filmed on Dublin’s docks, a pride emerges within the stories and memories of the custodians of the port. As the film moves through discrete... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Butterfly City

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Olga Černovaitė and producer Jeremiah Cullinane.

    The Lithuanian town of Visaginas is just forty years old but already it faces an uncertain future.

    Created to service a nuclear power plant which showcased the wonders of Soviet technology... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Chavela

    Chavela Vargas revolutionised Mexican traditional singing in the 1950s whilst challenging heterocultural norms in the process.An unabashedly out, trouser-wearing lesbian singing ranchero music typically reserved for men, she was an iconic, hugely successful figure.

    With a wealth of archival and concert... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Jaha’s Promise

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan, and Jaha Dukureh, hosted by Susan McKay. 

    Jaha is a young woman who returns home from the US to the Gambia to lead a campaign against female... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Loving Lorna

    Caring for horses gives purpose and joy to Lorna, a 17-year-old living in the Dublin suburb of Ballymun.

    A fiercely capable and determined young woman, she has her heart set on becoming a farrier, a traditionally male preserve. Her unemployed father, who shares her love of horses,... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Motherland

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ramona S. Diaz, hosted by Emer Reynolds. A fly-on-the-wall portrait of the Jose Fabella Hospital in Manila, an overcrowded and underfunded facility that boasts the world’s busiest maternity ward; poor... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Nothingwood

    This screening will be followed by a wine reception in the IFI foyer.

    A rousing tribute to the Ed Wood of Afghan filmmaking, Sonia Kronlund’s delightful Nothingwood (the title being a wry spin on a more resourced filmmaking community) follows... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Rocky Ros Muc

    There will be a post-screening discussion with biographer Rónán Mac Con Iomaire and director Michael Fanning.

    Seán Mannion, a talented boxer from the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Co Galway, left Ireland for Boston in the 1970s and rose to the heights... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

    Jimi Hendrix and Robbie Robertson are  just two of the legends featured in this film that sheds welcome light onto the role played by Native Americans in the history of popular music.

    Presented as a series of vignettes, with terrific archival footage and interviews from... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Shorts Programme

    A programme of contemporary, short form, documentary filmmaking in Ireland. This year’s shorts programme showcases emerging talent in expository, observational, poetic and participatory forms of documentary filmmaking.

    The Irish Shorts Programme Audience Award, presented at the screening, is kindly supported... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: The Good Postman

    The inhabitants of Great Dervent, a scenic yet economically depressed Bulgarian village on the Turkish border are split by opposing responses to the Syrian refugee crisis; some are threatened by the prospect of migrants, others – such as Ivan, the titular postman and town mayoral candidate –... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Whose Streets?

    The shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 triggered mass demonstrations and rioting; the incendiary Whose Streets? captures the escalating situation with an in-the-moment immediacy, incorporating the perspectives of both newly-radicalised protestors and ordinary... Read More

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  • INSYRIATED

    Barricaded inside her Damascus apartment, Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) struggles to keep her extended family safe from harm as conflict rages outside. They are the last to leave the building, and have given shelter to a young couple and their... Read More

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  • JOHN CONNOLLY: HE + BOOK SIGNING

    Join bestselling author John Connolly for a very special event to celebrate the publication of his new novel, he.

    he is an extraordinary re-imagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a... 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)... Read More

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  • MAZE

    Inspired by the true story of the escape by 38 IRA prisoners from the notorious Maze Prison in 1983 (which left one prison officer dead and others seriously injured), Maze is a post-hunger strike narrative which eschews jailbreak high-jinx in... Read More

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  • mother!

    There will be Open Captioned screenings of mother! on Tuesday 19th at 13.20 and Monday 25th at 18.20.

    Director Darren Aronofsky returns to the fertile terrain previously explored in Black Swan (2010) with the psychological horror of mother!, in which... 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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  • THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER

    Drummer Gabriel (Dermot Murphy), recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he join a special football team.

    When he meets goalkeeper Christopher (Jacob McCarthy), a 17-year-old with... 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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  • THE VILLAINESS

    In The Villainess, Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin, Thirst) is thrown into a new role after she escapes from her violent past, providing moments of domestic contrast and even a new romance with the handsome Joong (Shin Ha-Kyun), but things... Read More

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  • THE WORK

    Twice a year, Folsom State Prison invites members of the public to enter its gates to participate in a four-day program of intensive group therapy operated by a collective of category-four inmates. Known as ‘The Work’, the sessions expose unacknowledged... Read More

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  • TITICUT FOLLIES (BIGGER PICTURE)

    September’s Bigger Picture offering is a rare opportunity to experience one of the most acclaimed and controversial documentaries of all time.

    Frederick Wiseman, the great chronicler of American institutions and systems, made an auspicious début in 1967 with Titicut Follies,... Read More

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  • WRITING HOME (IRISH FOCUS)

    This screening will be introduced by the directors. 

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

    Successful author Daniel Doran enjoys a luxurious but vacuous London lifestyle funded by a string of international bestsellers of dubious merit.

    When his... Read More

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  • ZIP AND ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (IFI FAMILY)

    It’s all about back to school these days, but in this fun adventure from Spain, naughty twins Zip and Zap are sent to a correctional school during their summer holidays. There, under the stern and eye-patched gaze of Principal Falconetti,... Read More

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