Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Nov 22, 10.30 (rated PG)
Japanese anime featuring a bold, flame-haired heroine called Mary. Based on the book The Little Broomstick, it’s the first film from Studio Ponoc, home to many former Studio Ghibli animators.
One day, while looking for adventure, Mary finds a bright blue flower which gives her magic powers. Transported to a magic school, she has to deal with monsters, mayhem and mystery before finding her way back home.
Dec 13, 10.30 (rated G)
Walt Disney’s adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s story has long been a favourite of children for its tender portrayal of Peter, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, his self-assured companion Wendy, and the villainous Captain Hook. Sure to leave everyone thinking ‘happy thoughts’.
Feb 7, 10.30
Nick Park’s stop-motion adventure takes a playful look at the history of early people and the ‘possible’ origins of football! Dug, an average caveman, suddenly finds himself having to defend his tribe and their land against the villainous Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age army. With no other means at his disposal, Dug challanges Nooth to a football match.
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology: After the film, pupils will hear from the National Museum of Ireland team and discover the secrets of surviving as Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers in the Stone Age and life in the Bronze Age.
On the Way to School
May 14 – 10.30
Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and award programme, working with primary and secondary schools across the country. To tie in with their Global Citizenship theme, and Walk to School Week 2019 (May 13-17), we are screening this beautifully observed documentary, about young people in four very different places making their daily journey to school.
Travelling on foot, horseback or in a wheelchair, from India, Kenya, Argentina and Morocco, the film follows the four journeys across mountains, idyllic landscapes and rough terrains. The children are filled with determination, and, though far apart, they are united in a belief that school is a place worth making an effort to reach.
May 13th–17th May 2019: National Walk-to-School week
May 15th 2019: National WOW day (Walk on Wednesday)
Also showing at: Cork Film Festival (date TBC)
Galway Junior Film Fleadh (date TBC) 091 562 200
13.20, 18.20, 20.30
13.50 (OC), 20.50
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council