November at the IFI

November is here, and that means we’re deep into festival season and looking just a little ahead to the arrival of the IFI French Film Festival 2017, which starts on the 15th of the month.

There’s plenty more in store too, so read on to get a full rundown of November at the IFI.

From November 3rd: Condemned to Remember, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Sorcerer
From November 10th: The Florida Project, No Stone Unturned
From November 17th: Good Time
From November 24th: In a Lonely Place, Jane

3rd FRI – 18.20 | CONDEMNED TO REMEMBER + Q&A
Bergen-Belsen survivor Tomi Reichental has embarked on a lifelong quest to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive so that its horrors will never be repeated. Now Tomi symbolically celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. Includes Q&A with Tomi Reichental, Gerry Gregg, and Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri.

6th MON – 18.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: I WENT DOWN
This violent crime caper/buddy flick/road movie sees two hapless criminals Git (Peter McDonald) and Bunny (Brendan Gleeson) dispatched from Dublin to Cork to fetch a gangland leader in return for a favour owed to mobster Tom French (Tony Doyle). This screening will be introduced by director Paddy Breathnach.

10th FRI – 18.10 | NO STONE UNTURNED + Q&A
One of cinema’s most prolific and impactful documentary directors, Alex Gibney explores the 1994 Loughinisland Massacre in which six Catholic men were shot in a bar as they watched Ireland play in the World Cup. The 18.10 screening on Friday November 10th will be followed by a Q&A with producer Trevor Birney.

7TH TUES – 18.30 | EVENING COURSE: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS
Our latest evening course, which examines the past, present and future of comedy on the big screen.

12TH SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
The ultimate Surprise Film at the IFI. Not only do we not give you any clues but the film could also be from any point in the history of cinema. It could have been finished last week or at the dawn of the last century, and it will only cost you €5 to find out!

12TH SUN – 15.45 | JOSEPH CONRAD FESTIVAL: THE SHADOW LINE + Q&A
The work of Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, better known as Joseph Conrad, has provided inspiration for numerous filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock (Sabotage, 1936), Ridley Scott (The Duellists, 1977), and Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now, 1979). His countryman Andrzej Wajda, one of Poland’s great directors, turned to Conrad’s novella for this film about the troubles faced by a youthful captain on his first voyage in command

13TH MON – 18.10 | FILM CLUB: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Successful heart surgeon Steven (Colin Farrell) is engaged in a bizarre relationship with sixteen-year-old Martin (Barry Keoghan) in Yorgos Lanthimos’s (Dogtooth, 2009; The Lobster, 2015) outstanding new film that pushes the director’s signature style to extremes of inky-black humour and horror. Join us for an informal chat about the film on Monday November 13th.

14TH TUES – 18.30 | IFI EVENING COURSE: ELECTION
Our latest evening course, which examines the past, present and future of comedy on the big screen.

15TH WED – 26TH SUN | IFI FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
All details will be up on www.ifi.ie/frenchfest soon!

21ST TUE – 18.30 | BIGGER PICTURE: LA RÈGLE DU JEU
Revolving around events that take place at a luxurious country château over the course of a weekend hunting party, its focus on the tangled web of relationships between husbands and wives, their lovers, and masters and servants paints a picture of contemporary French society that was met with no small degree of outrage on its initial release. Dazzling in its complexity and brilliance, it remains a masterpiece of French cinema. Introduced by Paul Whitington, film critic and columnist for The Irish Independent.

22ND WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: POTICHE
With the IFI French Film Festival showing the finest new French films in November, we’re bringing back this François Ozon gem, featuring two giants of French cinema. Catherine Deneuve sparkles as so-called ‘trophy wife’ Suzanne, who becomes boss of the factory when her husband is taken hostage by striking workers in provincial France in 1977. This is our film club for the over 55’s, with tickets for just €4.25 plus free tea or coffee.

24TH FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: POTICHE
With the IFI French Film Festival showing the finest new French films in November, we’re bringing back this François Ozon gem, featuring two giants of French cinema. Catherine Deneuve sparkles as so-called ‘trophy wife’ Suzanne, who becomes boss of the factory when her husband is taken hostage by striking workers in provincial France in 1977. This is our film club for the over 55’s, with tickets for just €4.25 plus free tea or coffee.

25TH SAT – 16.00 | IRISH FOCUS: IN THE NAME OF PEACE: JOHN HUME IN AMERICA
Exploring the decades-long campaign by Nobel Prize winner John Hume to secure peace in Northern Ireland, Maurice Fitzpatrick reveals how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King and rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland, enlisted an army of heavy-weight international heads of state to the cause. Narrated by Liam Neeson and scored by Bill Whelan (Riverdance), this feature-length documentary includes interviews with Presidents Clinton and Carter, US senators and congressmen, as well as Irish leaders, and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major

26TH SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: FANNY’S JOURNEY
This award-winning tale of courage, determination and survival starts in occupied France where Jewish thirteen-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a band of children who are forced to flee the children’s home where they live. Tickets €4.80 per person or €14.40 for a family ticket.

28TH TUE – 18.30 | FEAST YOUR EYES: GOOD TIME
November’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson. Pattinson excels as a small-time criminal on a frantic odyssey to break his brother out of custody. He plays Connie who, at the outset, takes his mentally challenged brother Nick out of a therapy session so they can rob a bank, an endeavour which naturally goes terribly wrong. The menu will be announced in November.

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