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  • ELECTION – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by Gerard Stembridge.

    Writer, director and author Gerard Stembridge aimed his merciless pen at public figures in the famed 1980s Scrap Saturday, with co-creator Dermot Morgan.

    Here he will celebrate one of his favourites: Alexander Payne’s scathing satire... Read More

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  • THE YOUNG OFFENDERS – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by Anthony P McIntyre.

    The Irish comedy has, possibly more than most, undergone many transformations. The early gombeen made way for jovial gangsters, raw addicts or the occasional rom-com. This recent hit touches on all of these, but... Read More

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  • SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by John Sherlock Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at TCD, Justin Macgregor.

    Absurdist comedy from Sweden’s Roy Anderson. Taking a look at corporate life, the former commercials director uses a fairly static camera to record seemingly disconnected events – a... Read More

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  • IT – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    Dr Gwenda Young will discuss silent film, the 1920s, and Clara Bow as icon of the Jazz Age

    While many silent comedies relied heavily on slapstick and sight gags, Clara Bow offered comic performances that were sexy and lovable. In It,... Read More

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  • IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by Professor Diane Negra. 

    Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning film concerns the road trip of heiress Ellie (Claudette Colbert) and wisecracking reporter Peter (Clark Gable) who offers to help her reunite with her aviator husband, is a mock courtship that... Read More

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  • COMING TO AMERICA – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    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... Read More

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  • INVESTIGATIONS 2017: SEAN MCALLISTER IN CONVERSATION

    Documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister is known for his work about people caught up in a world of political turmoil and personal conflict. His award-winning films include A Syrian Love StoryThe Liberace of Baghdad, Japan: A Story of Love and Hate, and The Reluctant Revolutionary. This... Read More

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  • INVESTIGATIONS 2017: UNDER FIRE: MOZAMBIQUE – THE SCENE OF A CRIME

    Mozambique – The Scene of a Crime was filmed by Mary Raftery’s long-time collaborator, the award winning Director of Photography Cedric Culliton. Cedric has filmed in many conflict zones around the world and currently works in RTÉ’s Investigative Unit. Together... Read More

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  • INVESTIGATIONS 2017: WORKING BEYOND BORDERS

    What kinds of skills and supports are required by a filmmaker when making a documentary outside their own environment? What responsibilities does the filmmaker have to participants? What are the pros and cons of collaboration with global partners? These will... Read More

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  • IFI EDUCATION: DUNKIRK 70MM

    This event is only available for Schools screenings through IFI Education. To book all other schools events contact IFI Education on (01) 6795744.

    Throughout his career, Christopher Nolan has been a vocal advocate for the superiority of celluloid over... Read More

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  • Dublin Festival of History 2017 (From the Vaults)

    Celebrating the centenary of the first issue of the Irish Events newsreel in 1917, Denis Condon and Ciara Chambers will present an illustrated lecture exploring the production which ran for several years. Produced by Norman Whitten of the General Film... Read More

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  • DAFF 2017: GAZA SURF CLUB

    Despite the harsh conditions endured by the population of Gaza, everyday life continues. As a result of the restrictions placed upon them, the younger generation must be inventive in finding physical outlets and creating entertainment.

    For one small group, including... Read More

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  • DAFF 2017: SOLITAIRE

    The Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner template works to winning effect in Sophie Boutros’ comedy-drama that casts a shrewd eye over the tensions between Syria and Lebanon.

    Therese, the wife of the mayor of a Lebanese village, is preparing to... Read More

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  • DAFF 2017: BEAUTY AND THE DOGS

    An innocent night out clubbing with her friends descends into a hellish ordeal for 21-year-old Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) in the provocative Beauty and the Dogs.

    Focusing on the aftermath of her rape by two policemen, the film unflinchingly depicts... Read More

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  • DAFF 2017: ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM

    Ali is in love with a (possibly psychic) goat, called Nada. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and suffers from terrifying voices in his head. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer’s clinic where he meets... Read More

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  • DAFF 2017: TRAMONTANE

    The life of young blind Lebanese musician Rabih (real life musician Barakat Jabbour) is thrown into uncertainty when he applies for a passport to go on a European tour with his band.

    When doubt is cast upon the authenticity of... Read More

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  • GRACE JONES AND FRIENDS LIVE -SATELLITE EVENT + PREVIEW

    Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film. Broadcast live via... 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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  • 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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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: A Cambodian Spring

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chris Kelly.

    An intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent developments shaping modern-day Cambodia.

    Shot by Irish director Chris Kelly over six years, the film... 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: 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: Motherland

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ramona S. Diaz. 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 education and distrust for... 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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  • 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: 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... 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: It Tolls for Thee

    Irishwoman Mary Elmes (1908-2002) is a remarkable unsung heroine who saved hundreds of children from the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and from the concentration camps of World War II.

    In a film narrated by Winona Ryder, Andrew Gallimore pieces together the jigsaw of her... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Spettacolo

    For over fifty years the amateur theatre group of Monticchiello, a tiny hilltop village in Tuscany, has staged original productions inspired by the lives of the villagers themselves.

    The tradition began after WWII as the townsfolk sought to engage creatively with... Read More

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  • DAPHNE (OPENS SEPTEMBER 29TH)

    This film opens on September 29th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 25th.

    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... 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’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe.

    The film tells the story of the epic rivalry... Read More

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  • 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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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Rocky Ros Muc

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with 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 of New York’s Madison Square Gardens... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Elián

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Trevor Birney.

    Three miles off the coast of Florida a five-year-old Cuban boy Elián González is rescued from a sinking boat. 11 other passengers, including the boy’s mother, have drowned.

    The film... 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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  • MAZE

    There will be a Q&A with director Stephen Burke and actor Barry Ward hosted by Mary Kate O’Flanagan after the 18.30 screening on Saturday Sept 23rd

    Inspired by the true story of the escape by 38 IRA prisoners from the... 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.

    Jaha is a young woman who returns home from the US to the Gambia to lead a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), the... Read More

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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Makala

    The arduous journey of a rural Congolese charcoal maker (makala means coal in Swahili) as he first prepares and then transports his precarious burden on top of a bicycle to sell in town is the unlikely subject of Emmanuel Gras’s... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mark Noonan and producer John Flahive.

    Still working at the age of 95, Pritzker Prize winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche has reached the top of his profession, but has not sought fame and... Read More

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  • September 2017

    21st – 23rd September // Irish Film Festival, San Francisco // San Francisco, USA

    21st – 24th September // Irish Screen America // Los Angeles, USA

    20th – 30th September // British and Irish Festival // Luxembourg

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  • August 2017

    17th – 20th August // Irish Focus at the Festival Hviezdne noci Bytča // The Dead Man of ARAN, Young Cassidy, The Quiet Man, Poitín, Irish Destiny, My Left Foot, Sing Street, The Secret of Kells, Adam and Paul, A Date for... 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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  • June 2017

    9th – 30th June // A Celebration of James Joyce // Ulysses, Bloom // Vilnius, Lithuania

    16th June // Centre Culturel Irlandais // Bloom // Paris, France

    22nd June // Irish Film London ‘Irish Film Makers Meet Up’ // London,... Read More

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  • LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (70MM)

    This film opens on Friday, October 20th 2017.

    Tickets for screenings on Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd are now available.

    This film is classified PG.

    The IFI is delighted to present David Lean’s 1962... Read More

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