The Amazing Mr Blunden
Oct 26, 11.00am
Famed actor and director of the much-loved The Railway Children, Lionel Jeffries, turned to this ghostly tale for his
second feature. Jamie and Lucy are two London children who move to a country house with their mother where mysterious Mr Blunden tells them the place is haunted. Old style pre-CGI frights and laughs in this rarely seen fantasy.
Red Dog: True Blue
Dec 13, 10.30am – recommended age 10+
Eleven-year-old Mick is sent to live with his Grandpa on a cattle station in Western Australia. He feels completely isolated until he comes across a paint-covered red pup he names Blue and the pair embark on a series of adventures in this hugely rewarding tale of a boy’s best friend.
Rún Cheannannais Mhóir
(The Secret of Kells)
Mar 13, 10.30am
The Irish language version of Cartoon Saloon’s first feature film, about young Brendan who lives in the monastery of Kells. Music of Kíla and awardwinning animation make for an unmissable big screen event.
April 12, 10.30 am
In Disney Pixar’s latest, COCO, aspiring musician Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
Class activity: To create COCO, the brilliant animators at Disney/Pixar have drawn on iconic Mexican folk art, including Day of the Dead imagery. Find out about Mexican culture and create some samples to bring to the screening.
May 3, 10.30am – recommended age 6+
This wonderful programme of short films is not to be missed. There’s a Russian story about a baby deer learning to sled, a gorgeous Irish animation about the power of imagination, and much more. All animated and dialogue-free.
Find out more about the full Shorts Programme here.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council