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  • DANCER + SATELLITE Q&A & PERFORMANCE BY SERGEI POLUNIN

    The Irish Film Institute proudly presents the Irish premiere of Dancer, followed by a Q&A and live performance by Sergei Polunin, brought to the big screen live via satellite.

    Broadcast live from the London Palladium and directed by Academy Award nominee Steve... Read More

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  • IFI & ADIFF: AMANDA COOGAN: LONG NOW

    Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film captures Coogan during a gruelling six week live durational exhibition, I’ll sing you a song from around the town. Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became... Read More

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  • IFI & ADIFF: PICKUPS

    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... Read More

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  • MEETINGS WITH IVOR (OPENS FEBRUARY 10TH)

    The 18.10 screening on Friday, February 10th will be followed by a Q+A with Ivor Browne and Alan Gilsenan hosted by Paul Cullen, Health correspondent with the Irish Times. *TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT FOR THIS SCREENING* 

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  • I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG + PHILIPPE CLAUDEL Q&A

    Philippe Claudel’s riveting debut feature is built on a remarkable performance from Kristin Scott Thomas, one of the best of her career. She plays Juliette, a former doctor who is taken in by her younger sister Léa (Elsa Zylberstein) and... Read More

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  • GOODFELLAS

    Regularly cited as one of the greatest crime/gangster films ever made, Martin Scorsese’s classic Goodfellas gets a welcome reissue in a new digital restoration. It tells the true story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who as a boy idolised gangsters... Read More

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  • OC SCREENINGS: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments. Audio Description (AD) is available on all Manchester By The Sea screenings.

    A sudden bereavement forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew... Read More

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  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    ★★★★★ RTE

    ★★★★★ Empire

    ★★★★★ Total Film

    A sudden bereavement forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew in Kenneth Lonergan’s (You Can Count on Me, Margaret) emotionally raw, structurally nuanced and brilliantly acted portrait of a damaged... Read More

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  • DENIAL (OPENS JANUARY 27TH)

    This film opens on Friday, January 27th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 23rd.

    In 1996, Deborah Lipstadt (portrayed here by Rachel Weisz), a historian specialising in the study of the Holocaust, was sued by fellow historian... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: ANTZ

    The ants living under General Mandible’s dictatorship all know their place – you’re either a worker or warrior. Z, a worker, is fed up with his lot.  He wants to stand out from the crowd. In a bar one night... Read More

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  • LA LA LAND

    ★★★★★ Guardian

    ★★★★★ Entertainment.ie

    ★★★★★ Telegraph

    Director Damien Chazelle’s love of jazz has proved an ongoing inspiration in his work. Evident in his 2009 debut feature, Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench, a romantic musical, it came to the... Read More

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  • OC SCREENINGS: LA LA LAND

    These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments.  Audio Description (AD) is available on all La La Land screenings.

    Director Damien Chazelle’s love of jazz has proved an ongoing inspiration in his work. Evident... Read More

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  • JACKIE

    ★★★★★ Irish Times

    ★★★★★ Telegraph

    ★★★★★ Guardian

    In depicting the trauma of JFK’s assassination as experienced by his wife Jackie (Natalie Portman), director Pablo Larraín (The Club, No) eschews the conventions of the biopic, choosing instead to focus on the... Read More

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  • IRISH FOCUS: TAKASERA

    Takasera, a village in Western Nepal, is settled on a hill above an ancient lakebed, composed of hundreds of tightly interwoven houses, giving an appearance of a giant buzzing bee-hive. Surrounded by mountains, and connected only by a dead-end dirt... Read More

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  • CAMERAPERSON (OPENS JANUARY 27TH)

    This film opens on Friday, January 27th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 23rd.

    As a cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has shot films of the calibre of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour; using outtakes and unused material from her... Read More

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  • IFI & TRADFEST 2017: THE IRISHMEN – AN IMPRESSION OF EXILE

    Directed by pioneering television documentarian Philip Donnellan, this rarely-seen socio-realist documentary foregrounds the lives of migrant Irish labourers in Britain of the 1960s. It shows Irishmen working on the construction of railways, tunnels and motorways, and explores ‘how their imaginations... Read More

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  • THE HANGOVER LOUNGE: IDIOCRACY

    Our monthly indulgent Sunday afternoon of brunch and a classic film.

    Director Mike Judge has taken a satirical approach towards the dumbing-down of society in films such as Beavis And Butthead Do America (1996) and cult favourite Office Space (1999).... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: GOODFELLAS (SOLD OUT)

    *Tickets for this event have sold out- it is also screening daily from the 20th of January. Tickets here *

    This month’s pairing of a film screening followed by a specially devised main course is Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic Goodfellas.

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: DAVE

    When President Bill Mitchell suffers a heart attack during some extra-marital activity, lookalike Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) is called upon to act as stand-in. Under the tutelage of the scheming chief-of-staff, Dave has to learn an array of presidential duties,... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 2 (JAN 2017)

    PROGRAMME 2:

    BIMIS AG RINCE / WE ARE DANCING

    In Finuge, North Kerry a Teach Siamsa is built to encourage and develop local culture and the traditions of music, dance, and drama. This lively music-filled film records the opening... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME DOUBLE BILL (JAN 2017)

    ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME

    CEOL AGUS CRAIC

    Programme 1:

    BODHRÁN

    Handmade in cottages around the country; beaten by Wren Boys from Killorglin to Stephen’s Green; gently played by hearthside revellers in Coolea and beloved of festival goers in Listowel and Leitrim,... Read More

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  • SILENCE

    ★★★★ Guardian

    ★★★★ Entertainment.ie

    15A

    Director Martin Scorsese once told an interviewer, “My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.” Throughout his career, he has grappled with issues of spirituality: from Mean Streets’ (1973) warning that... Read More

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  • FRESH FILM FESTIVAL HEATS

    The Dublin Heats of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards at Fresh Festival will take place at the IFI. If you entereted, or would just like an opportunity to see some of the fantastic films being made by Ireland’s latest generation of... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: WORLD BOOK DAY – MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

    Recommended age 15+

    Adaptation of the best-selling Young Adult fantasy tale about an orphaned boy who follows a trail of mysterious photographs that lead him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. Who better to capture the dark mood... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (Avril et le monde truqué)

    Recommended age 12+

    This beautiful animation in the steampunk sci-fi style, features a young girl, April, voiced by Marion Cotillard. Though set in 1941, France is stuck in the 19th century. There are no technological advancements and the country is... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: MUSTANG

    Set in a remote Turkish village, this Oscar-nominated drama depicts the lives of five orphaned sisters and the challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative community. Longing to have their own freedom, they are forbidden by their... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: ABOUT A GIRL (Charleen macht Schluss)

    Recommended age 15+

    Working part-time in an undertakers, and listening repeatedly to Kurt Cobain, Charleen focuses on the darker side of life. Her mother thinks her daughter is depressed but, in fact, all she wants is some peace, so she... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: ZARAFA

    Recommended age 6+

    This refreshingly old-school, hand-drawn animation imagines how the first giraffe got from Africa to Paris through a story involving a slave boy, Maki, a hot air balloon and a kindly Bedouin trader. After Maki escapes evil slave... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE (Kein System ist sicher)

    Recommended age 16+. Contains a graphic scene, some strong language and drug-taking.

    With many anti-surveillance groups operating from Berlin, and the largest association of hackers founded there, this high-octane tech-thriller has some quite convincing moments. Benjamin is a young computer... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: THE OLIVE TREE (El olivo)

    Recommended age 15+

    20-year-old Alma works on a chicken farm in the austerity-hit Castellón region of Spain. Her grandfather is on hunger strike, and has not spoken since her father sold the family’s ancient olive tree. Alma believes the only way... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: THE KING’S SPEECH

    For 2017 Leaving Certificate candidates we offer an extended introduction to this popular choice, followed by a 15 minute presentation on a key scene. Colin Firth is the reluctant monarch, King George VI, who overcomes his speech disability with the... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: A DATE FOR MAD MARY

    After a short spell in prison, ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns home to Drogheda, eager to reunite with best friend Charlene for whom she is about to act as maid of honour. Annoyed by Charlene’s assumption that she won’t have a... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: SPOTLIGHT

    A masterful exploration of power, leadership and journalistic integrity, this exciting and inspiring thriller celebrates the importance of a free and socially responsible press. Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture, and Best Screenplay, with an all-star cast of Michael Keaton,... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: SING STREET

    Director John Carney won international acclaim with his lo-fi musical Once. He achieves a similar charm and effect with this 1980’s set, funny teen drama, in which Conor, (newcomer, Ferdia Peelo-Walsh), seeks to escape from the strains of family life... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: REAR WINDOW

    A masterclass in suspense and visual storytelling from Alfred Hitchcock, this comparative text for 2017/2018 explores themes of watching and relationships through its gripping narrative. Confined to a wheelchair in his apartment following an accident, the emotionally distant Jeff (James... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: GEARRSCANNÁIN 2017

    Fáilte roimh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017. Join us for a selection of Gearrscannáin, including new titles Maidhm and Céad Ghrá.

    See www.ifi.ie/gearrscannain

    Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme

    Download the programme here.

    Showing at

    Dublin, IFI –... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: ATLANTIC

    Can the fishing industry be sustainable in light of global economic and environmental challenges? Activist and filmmaker Risteárd Ó Domhnaill (The Pipe) looks at three different fishing communities whose livelihoods are seriously under threat. On Arranmore, super-trawlers hoover up dwindling... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: THE ARTIST

    Comparative film for 2017/18, this multi-award winning, silent and black and white film offers themes of ambition, artistry, romance and the impact of technology, as well as the interesting setting of early Hollywood. Valentin is the silent star with the... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

    ‘Does the internet dream about itself?’. Filmmaker Werner Herzog poses the question in his remarkable new documentary. Through fascinating interviews with experts he wanders through various futuristic possibilities – from soccer-playing robots, to self-driving cars, to the potential of a... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

    An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out to a nearby island to camp. They soon... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

    This documentary film combines original footage with animations, interviews and reconstructions, to depict the 66 days of Bobby Sands’ hunger strike, as well as the long-term impact of the blanket protest on the political situation, after Sands’ election as MP.... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: GRAY MATTERS

    This documentary explores the fascinating life and complicated career of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: MY REVOLUTION (Ma révolution)

    Recommended age 15+

    The Arab Spring of 2011 was sparked by the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. In Paris, people take to the streets in support, but 14-year-old Marwenn, though of Tunisian background, has no interest in politics. Then he stumbles... Read More

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