The Audi Dublin International Film Festival returns to the Irish Film Institute for 2017, with four highly anticipated screenings including a Irish premieres and a host of special guests. Find links to the events below.
Amanda Coogan: Long Now – Feb 18th @ 12.00
Paddy Cahill’s Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film captures Coogan during a gruelling six-week live exhibition, I’ll sing you a song from around the town. Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became the gallery’s most successful and visited in its history. Amanda Coogan will attend this screening. [Click for tickets.]
Pickups – Feb 18th @ 20.15
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 he picks up, although he’s now concerned someone is stalking him. The screening of Pickups will be followed by a Q+A with members of the cast. [Click for tickets.]
Reel Art: The Piano Lesson – Feb 20th @ 18.30
Ken Wardrop’s The Piano Lesson charts the musical journey of numerous piano students through the commitment and pressure of the keyboard examinations. Piano lessons offer a unique window into students’ lives, and they provide an opportunity to consider the impact that music, learning, and creativity has. We discover meaningful truth in their successes and setbacks, unearthing charming curiosities that will make us laugh and cry. Ken Wardrop is the award-winning director of His & Hers and Mom and Me and he will attend this screening. **SOLD OUT**
Reel Art: Photo City – Feb 21st @ 18.00
John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú’s Photo City centres on Rochester, New York, a city defined by photography. Once dominated by Kodak, the city now faces a new digital future. The film explores how the various strands of the city interact with photography, how its past informs its present, and how the resilience of its citizens perhaps suggests a future. John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú will attend this screening. [Click for tickets.]
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival runs from the 16th to the 26th of February, 2017. Find out more here.
MINDING THE GAP
THE GREAT ESCAPE
THE WHITE CROW
15.15, 20.20 (OC)
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council