John Scheinfeld explores the life of the pioneering saxophonist in this finely crafted film that boasts contributions from such diverse figures as Denzel Washington and Bill Clinton, as well as jazz elder statesmen Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and Reggie Workman.
From humble beginnings in Bakersfield, California, Gregory Porter found his voice after an injury put paid to his football ambitions. However, it wasn’t until he was in his forties that he came to international acclaim, winning two Grammy awards... Read More
This film opens on June 30th. Tickets now on sale.
Laura Poitras follows up Citizenfour (2014), her Oscar-winning portrait of Edward Snowden, with an equally candid study of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Poitras was granted extraordinary access to her subject, holed... Read More
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
Presented in partnership with IMMA’s exhibition ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics’, aemi is delighted to collaborate with artist Susan MacWilliam to present ‘Out of Body’, a selection of films that explore the psychic and physical spaces... Read More
This film opens on July 14th. Tickets for Opening Night screenings are on sale now. Tickets for all other screenings will go on sale Monday, July 10th.
Made by the team who produced 2007’s Lynch, a film which chronicled the making... Read More
Inspired by a statue of King Harold in the arms of his first wife Edith Swan-Neck, who it is said identified her husband’s body following the Battle of Hastings in 1066, filmmaker Andrew Kötting journeys 108 miles on foot from... Read More
The tentative first steps of US space exploration are thrillingly realised in Philip Kaufman’s triumphal ode to the test pilots who paved the way for the astronauts of the Mercury Space Programme.
Initially focusing on the enigmatic figure of sound-barrier... Read More
In 1977 two probes were launched to explore the outer planets of our solar system; running on less computing power than a smart phone, the little aluminium machines have now become the first man-made objects to travel to interstellar space.
Aaron and Abe, two young engineers dabbling in a side-line entrepreneurial tech project stumble upon a means to travel in time in Shane Carruth’s ultra low-budget debut, which he directed, produced, edited, wrote, scored and starred in.
With an appropriately... Read More
One night the inhabitants of the sleepy British town of Midwich fall mysteriously unconscious; two months later all women of childbearing age are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children are identikit blonde cherubs that grow exponentially and appear to... Read More
When a US satellite falls from orbit in the New Mexico desert all but two inhabitants of a nearby town die mysteriously. A team of scientists are recruited to secure the satellite and study it in a hermetically sealed high-tech... Read More
Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) awakens to find himself the sole survivor of a catastrophic malfunction in a secret energy project on which he has been engaged; days turn into weeks and Zac begins to succumb to madness and despair, as... Read More
Ant colonies in the Arizona desert are behaving unusually. Two scientists set up camp nearby, linking their behaviour to the titular lunar cycle. Evolving at an alarming rate, the ants’ sophisticated behaviour suggests that it is they who are scrutinising... Read More
British filmmaker Nick Broomfield has popularised a particular strain of investigative journalism, shining a light into the murkier corners of celebrated lives in films such as Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie and Tupac (2002) and Aileen: Life and Death of... Read More
In this absorbing and brilliantly open-ended new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, Rachel Weisz takes on the eponymous role, playing opposite Sam Claflin as Philip, once a young orphan, brought up by his older, beloved cousin Ambrose who... Read More
This film opens on June 30th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, 26th.
Istanbul’s abundant feral cat population is the star of Ceyda Torun’s quietly magical documentary that affords a unique perspective on one of the world’s great... Read More
The inspirational teacher is a familiar screen character, setting out to rescue pupils from ignorance, mediocrity or abuse, invariably winning audience respect. Jean Brodie, however, is the 1930s Edinburgh school teacher of Muriel Spark’s novel who defies our empathy and... Read More
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Actress/director Nicole Garcia’s adaptation of Milena Agus’s novella features another wholly immersed performance from Marion Cotillard as Gabrielle, a rebellious spirit in post-WWII France. Beginning in the 1950s, Garcia presents an extended flashback to 1940s... Read More
Join us for free daily lunchtime screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office.
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
PITCH AND PUTT WITH BECKETT AND JOYCE
FILM INFO: 3 mins,... Read More
This film opens on June 30th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 26th.
A Q&A will take place after the 18.15 screening on Friday the 30th of June. Tickets for this screening only are NOW ON SALE.
Revolutions introduces... Read More
This feelgood, candy-coloured musical romance swept the boards at awards season this year, reminding us that films can provide popular superhero-free escapism. Where director Chazelle’s previous film, Whiplash (2014), had shown the struggle and pain tied up in the pursuit... Read More
Join us for free lunchtime screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office.
AMHARC ÉIREANN: EAGRÁN 159
Joyce Tower Opened!
FILM INFO: 3 mins, 1962, Ireland, Black and White
THREE WEEKS IN... Read More
The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and the IFI take to the streets again with two walking tours exploring Dublin’s architecture. The city is experienced at first hand, and also through a range of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive... Read More
This film opens on June 30th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 26th.
Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is stubborn, principled and extremely short-tempered, the quintessential grumpy old man terrifying his community with arcane strictures that only he adheres to. Privately, he is... Read More
Director Mike Nichols’s timeless classic is reissued on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary in a new digital restoration. Following his graduation from college, 21-year-old Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) evades making plans for his future while... Read More
John Connors plays Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer living in Darndale, an area rife with gangland violence, drugs and social problems. When his welfare payments are cut off, he decides it’s time to start dealing more... Read More
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a... Read More
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