COMING TO AMERICA – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

John Landis

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Comedian Alison Spittle will present this hit 1980s comedy.

Eddie Murphy plays pampered African Prince Akeem whose parents want him to marry, but agree to give him forty days of unspoilt freedom in the US. Pronouncing it ‘one of Eddie Murphy’s last good films’, Alison will talk about the 80s comedy, how Murphy manages to appear genial and genuinely funny using gags, slapstick, and great effects to take on various roles with his sidekick, Arsenio Hall.

This screening is part of the IFI Evening Course Comic Cuts which runs from October 10th to November 14th 2017. There are six screenings in all with expert commentary and discussion, all for €70 (€65 concessions). To book your place, call Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Film tickets not individually sold.

 

115 mins, USA, 1988, 35mm

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