FEBRUARY AT THE IFI

Welcome to February and an absolutely packed month at the IFI.

That includes a bevy of awards season hopefuls including Phantom Thread, Lady Bird and The Shape of Water as well as another year of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with eight screenings taking place at the IFI.

There’s plenty more in store, read on to find out about everything we’ve got planned for February 2018!

NEW RELEASES
From Feb 2nd: Phantom Thread, Journey’s End, Makala
From Feb 9th: Glory, Loveless
From Feb 14th: The Shape of Water
From Feb 23rd: I, Tonya, Lady Bird

3rd SAT – 20.30 | BRAKES + Q&A
The first feature from director Mercedes Grower, who will attend for a post-screening Q&A, Brakes takes an unconventional approach to romantic comedy, beginning as it does with the final breakup of nine relationships before rewinding to recount the moment of that initial spark that set the couples on their paths. Starring top comedy talent Julia Davis, Noel Fielding, and Julian Barratt and more.

6TH TUES – 18.30 | IRISH FOCUS: BARRACKS SQUARE ESTATE
director Joe Lee focuses now on another Dublin neighbourhood, Inchicore, to tell the extraordinary story of life as lived over 200 years in Richmond Barracks, Keogh Square and St Michael’s Estate. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joe Lee and key contributors to the film.

6TH TUES – 18.30 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: JOURNEY’S END
Northern France, 1918. British Army C Company is anxiously awaiting an imminent German offensive, led by the broken, alcoholic Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin), and former schoolteacher Osborne (Paul Bettany), his avuncular second-in-command. With OC titles for the hearing impaired.

7TH WED – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: PHANTOM THREAD
In this beautifully constructed and impeccably performed film, Paul Thomas Anderson dives into a study of the shifting power dynamics at play between a trio consisting of couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis in his self-professed final acting role), his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville), her brother’s keeper, and his new model, muse, and lover, former waitress Alma (Vicky Krieps). With OC titles for the hearing impaired.

8TH THURS – 13.30 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: JOURNEY’S END
Northern France, 1918. British Army C Company is anxiously awaiting an imminent German offensive, led by the broken, alcoholic Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin), and former schoolteacher Osborne (Paul Bettany), his avuncular second-in-command. With OC titles for the hearing impaired.

11TH SUN – 20.15 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: PHANTOM THREAD
In this beautifully constructed and impeccably performed film, Paul Thomas Anderson dives into a study of the shifting power dynamics at play between a trio consisting of couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis in his self-professed final acting role), his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville), her brother’s keeper, and his new model, muse, and lover, former waitress Alma (Vicky Krieps). With OC titles for the hearing impaired.

12th MON – 18.00 | IFI FILM CLUB: PHANTOM THREAD
Join us for an informal conversation about the new film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps.

13TH TUES – 18.20 | FEAST YOUR EYES: PHANTOM THREAD
We’re keeping the theme going with a feast in the style of PTA’s Phantom Thread, the full menu will confirmed later in February, tickets €20.

13TH TUES – 18.30 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: THE SWEET HEREAFTER
Adapted from the novel by Russell Banks, Atom Egoyan’s Oscar-nominated drama centres on the small Canadian town of Sam Dent as it tries to recover from an unthinkable tragedy. This screening will be introduced by Stephen Boylan, IFI Press and Marketing Manager.

14TH WED – 18.20 | VALENTINES DAY: BOUND
The first feature from Lana and Lilly Wachowski is the noir-inflected story of Violet (Jennifer Tilly) and lover Corky (Gina Gershon), who hatch a plan to rob $2 million from the former’s boyfriend, Mafia money launderer Caesar (Joe Pantoliano).

14TH WED – 18.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: A LOVE DIVIDED
This Valentine’s Day offering tells the dramatic story of the marriage between Seán Cloney, a Catholic, and his wife Sheila, a Protestant, in 1950’s Ireland. Based on a true story, and star Orla Brady will attend the screening.

14TH WED – 20.50 | VALENTINES DAY: WEEKEND
Russell and Glen hook up on a Friday night. Russell is looking for love, but Glen has recently had his heart broken. Over the course of the weekend, despite their difficulties and differences, as well as other obstacles, the two become closer, reaching a level of emotional as well as physical intimacy in Andrew Haigh’s tender and touching debut.

18TH SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
We’ve had some great surprises already with our Mystery Matinee’s (including Lady Bird last month) so pop along to find out the secret we’re keeping for February.

19TH MON – 20.00 | CHINESE NEW YEAR: PLATFORM
Young, idealistic members of a Chinese performing arts troupe confront the seismic social, economic and cultural transformation of 1980s China in Jia Zhang-Ke’s ambitious, humanistic and visually arresting second feature.

20TH TUES – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro’s beautiful, romantic fairy tale centres on mute Elisa (the superb Sally Hawkins) who forms a unique bond with a new asset which has been brought into her mysterious workplace. Presented with OC titles for the hearing impaired.

23RD FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: HOWARD’S END
A sumptuous, impeccably acted, and rewarding drama from Merchant Ivory, starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave and Helena Bonham Carter, from the novel by E.M. Forster. Tickets: €4.25 including regular tea/coffee before the event.

25TH SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: ROCK DOG
From the co-director of Toy Story 2 and Surf’s Up comes this fun animation based on a Chinese graphic novel. Tickets: €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket (2 adults +2 children, 1 adult +3 children).

26TH MON – 13.30 | IFI & ADIFF: CEDRIC GIBBONS: THE BIG PARADE
Gibbons’s assured artwork enhances this classic silent film which vividly recounts the emotional as well as the physical costs of the Great War.

26TH MON – 15.50 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: I, TONYA
The new drama based on the life of Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. Presented with OC titles for the heading impaired.

26TH MON – 18.30 | IFI & ADIFF: REEL ART: THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS
Director Niall McCann’s observational drama centres on well-known Irish musician Adrian Crowley. While being interviewed by a film crew for his latest album, an interruption causes Adrian to ponder – what would a film about his life be like? Could it ever really reflect who he is?

26TH MON – 20.30 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro’s beautiful, romantic fairy tale centres on mute Elisa (the superb Sally Hawkins) who forms a unique bond with a new asset which has been brought into her mysterious workplace. Presented with OC titles for the hearing impaired.

27TH TUES – 13.30 | IFI & ADIFF: CEDRIC GIBBONS: DINNER AT EIGHT
Gibbons’s glorious art deco sets add fizz to this sparkling 1933 comedy. George Cukor’s classic focuses on Mrs Oliver Jordan, a social butterfly hosting the perfect dinner party to benefit her husband’s business dealings.

27TH TUES – 16.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: LADY BIRD
Saoirse Ronan starts in the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig in this Oscar nominated drama about a precocious teenager growing up in Sacramento in 2002. Presented with OC titles for the hearing impaired.

27TH TUES – 18.30 | IFI & ADIFF: REEL ART: PHANTOM ISLANDS
Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Directed by Rouzbeh Rashidi, with the visual intensity that has marked him as one of Ireland’s most radical and unique filmmakers, it follows a couple adrift and disoriented in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s islands.

27TH TUES – 20.50 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: LADY BIRD
Saoirse Ronan starts in the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig in this Oscar nominated drama about a precocious teenager growing up in Sacramento in 2002. Presented with OC titles for the hearing impaired.

28TH WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: HOWARD’S END
A sumptuous, impeccably acted, and rewarding drama from Merchant Ivory, starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave and Helena Bonham Carter, from the novel by E.M. Forster. Tickets: €4.25 including regular tea/coffee before the event.

28TH WED – 13.30 | IFI & ADIFF: CEDRIC GIBBONS: GRAND HOTEL
Edmund Goulding’s Oscar winner for Best Picture showcases the talents of some of the brightest stars in cinematic history, including Greta Garbo’s Grusinskaya, whose“I want to be alone” was to go down in history. Cedric Gibbons brings his unmistakable flair to the art-deco production.

28TH WED – 20.40 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: I, TONYA
The new drama based on the life of Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. Presented with OC titles for the heading impaired.

MARCH 2018

1st THU – 10.10 | IFI & ADIFF: CAREERS IN FILM DAY
Careers in Film Day is an innovative one-day programme of events aimed at second-level students who are interested in working as part of the film industry. The day will offer insights into the diverse range of film professions, while academic staff and students from college courses will be on hand to offer guidance and advice. Tickets €5.

2ND FRI – 13.30 | IFI & ADIFF: CEDRIC GIBBONS: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Gene Kelly’s and Leslie Caron’s onscreen charisma, the classic songs of George and Ira Gershwin, and Vincente Minnelli’s confident directorial work combined to make this joyous film a six-time Oscar winner, including for Cedric Gibbons’s design work.

2ND FRI – 18.15 | IFI & ADIFF: THE CAMINO VOYAGE
A thrilling and unique documentary of a Camino pilgrimage across the waves, featuring Glen Hansard, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Máire Sheehy and more.


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