OCTOBER AT THE IFI

A new month is here and as the year turns towards winter, we’re ramping up to the busiest few months in the IFI calendar!

That means plenty of festivals and even more special guests than usual, including the tail end of IFI Documentary Festival, the Dublin Arabic Film Festival (Oct 6-8) and Horrorthon (Oct 26-30) all this month!

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

From October 6th: Return to Montauk, The Road to Mandalay, Blood Simple 
From October 13th: Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect, Loving Vincent, The Party
From October 20th: I Am Not a Witch, Lawrence of Arabia (70mm) 
From October 27th: Call Me By Your Name, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

1st SUN – IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

3rd TUES – 13.30 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: DAPHNE
Daphne (Emily Beecham) drifts through life feeling vaguely dissatisfied, her nights revolving around alcohol, casual sex, and recreational drug use. This film is also available with Audio Description, ask for details at box office.

4th WED – 18.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: DAPHNE
Daphne (Emily Beecham) drifts through life feeling vaguely dissatisfied, her nights revolving around alcohol, casual sex, and recreational drug use. This film is also available with Audio Description, ask for details at box office.

4th WED – 18.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: THE IRISH EVENTS NEWSREEL
Celebrating the centenary of the first issue of the Irish Events newsreel in 1917, Denis Condon and Ciara Chambers will present an illustrated lecture exploring the production which ran for several years.

6th FRI – 20.00 | IFI & DAFF: SOLITAIRE
DUBLIN ARABIC FILM FESTIVAL – The Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner template works to winning effect in Sophie Boutros’ comedy-drama that casts a shrewd eye over the tensions between Syria and Lebanon.

7th SAT – 14.00 | IFI & DAFF: TRAMONTANE
DUBLIN ARABIC FILM FESTIVAL – The life of young blind Lebanese musician Rabih (real life musician Barakat Jabbour) is thrown into uncertainty when he applies for a passport to go on a European tour with his band.

7th SAT – 16.15 |IFI & DAFF: GAZA SURF CLUB
DUBLIN ARABIC FILM FESTIVAL – Despite the harsh conditions endured by the population of Gaza, everyday life continues. As a result of the restrictions placed upon them, the younger generation must be inventive in finding physical outlets and creating entertainment.

8th SUN – 16.00 | IFI & DAFF: ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM
DUBLIN ARABIC FILM FESTIVAL – Ali is in love with a (possibly psychic) goat, called Nada. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and suffers from terrifying voices in his head. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer’s clinic where he meets Ibrahim.

8th SUN – 18.10 | IFI & DAFF: BEAUTY AND THE DOGS
DUBLIN ARABIC FILM FESTIVAL – An innocent night out clubbing with her friends descends into a hellish ordeal for 21-year-old Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) in the provocative Beauty and the Dogs.

10th TUES – 18.30 | IFI & AEMI PROJECTIONS: VIVIENNE DICK
In connection with her current exhibition at IMMA, 93% Stardust, Vivienne Dick presents a personal selection of films that inspires her work. The films chosen for this programme are about anarchic moments, about being alive to music, to rhythm, and the value of staring into space.

10th TUES – 18.30 | EVENING COURSE: COMING TO AMERICA
Comedian Alison Spittle will present this hit 1980s comedy starring Eddie Murphy as part of our Evening Course, Comic Cuts, which runs two November 14th 2017.

13th FRI – 11.00 | INVESTIGATIONS 2017: MARY RAFTERY JOURNALISM FUND
Following hugely successful events in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the IFI is delighted to again partner with the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund for a day of screenings, masterclasses and debate. The changing environment for investigative documentary filmmakers is the focus of ‘Investigations 2017: Beyond Borders’.

13th FRI – 18.30 | KEVIN ROCHE: THE QUIET ARCHITECT + Q&A
Still working at the age of 95, Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche is an enigma. He is at the very top of his profession but has little interest in fame or fortune. Roche’s architectural philosophy is that “the responsibility of the modern architect is to create a community for a modern society”. To this end, he has brought nature into many of his buildings to ensure the well-being of those who live and work in them. Includes Q&A with the filmmakers.

16TH MONDAY – 18.30 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Strut your stuff at this month’s Bigger Picture as we revisit Saturday Night Fever. The film stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young man living at home and working in a hardware store in Brooklyn. To escape his difficult relationship with his parents, his dead-end job, and his romantic struggles, Tony, who dreams of moving to Manhattan to start a better life, spends his Saturday nights at the local disco. With an intro by Ed King.

16TH MONDAY – 19.00 | FEAST YOUR EYES: THE PARTY
October’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Sally Potter’s The Party. A social gathering to celebrate the promotion of Janet to the role of shadow health secretary quickly descends into farce in Sally Potter’s deliciously tart black comedy of manners. Menu will be announced in October.

17TH TUES – 18.30 | IFI EVENING COURSE: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
With commentary by Professor Diane Negra.

22 ND SUN – 14.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
A surprise film with no clues – our Mystery Matinee could be any movie from the entire history of cinema and you’ll only find out when the lights go down and the titles come up. Tickets €5.

23RD MON – 18.15 | IFI FILM CLUB: I AM NOT A WITCH
Welsh-Zambian director Rungano Nyoni casts a baleful eye over the status of women in Zambian society in her satirical début feature that screened to acclaim in the Director’s Fortnight sidebar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Nine-year-old Shula (Maggie Mulubwa) has been accused of witchcraft by the superstitious elders of her village. Discuss the film with IFI staff on October 23rd.

24TH TUES – 18.30 | IFI EVENING COURSE: IT
Dr Gwenda Young will discuss silent film, the 1920s, and Clara Bow as icon of the Jazz Age

25TH WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: A UNITED KINGDOM
Director Amma Asante follows her award-winning Belle with this post-war love story between Seretse Khama, a prince of British protectorate Bechuanaland (now Botswana), and the white woman, Ruth Williams, with whom he falls in love. Returning to his homeland, the pair are met with hostility both locally and also in the wider political field.

25TH WED – 19.15 | GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI + SATELLITE PERFORMANCE
Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film. Broadcast live via satellite, Grace Jones and Friends Live follows an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. 

26TH THURS | IFI HORRORTHON
Ireland’s premiere horror film festival, running from October 26th to 30th 2017.

27TH FRI | IFI HORRORTHON
Ireland’s premiere horror film festival, running from October 26th to 30th 2017.

27TH FRI – 11.00 |WILD STRAWBERRIES: A UNITED KINGDOM
Director Amma Asante follows her award-winning Belle with this post-war love story between Seretse Khama, a prince of British protectorate Bechuanaland (now Botswana), and the white woman, Ruth Williams, with whom he falls in love. Returning to his homeland, the pair are met with hostility both locally and also in the wider political field.

27TH FRI – 18.30 | IRISH FOCUS: 4th ACT
In celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we present a powerful documentary telling the story of the displacement of a Dublin working class community through the film and video archives of the community itself.

28TH SAT | IFI HORRORTHON
Ireland’s premiere horror film festival, running from October 26th to 30th 2017.

29TH SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: THE AMAZING MR BLUNDEN 
Famed actor, and director of the much-loved The Railway Children, turned to this ghostly tale for his second feature. Jamie and Lucy are two London children who move to the country with their mother, when she’s offered the job of caretaker by mysterious old solicitor, Mr Blunden.

29TH SUN | IFI HORRORTHON
Ireland’s premiere horror film festival, running from October 26th to 30th 2017.

30TH MON | IFI HORRORTHON
Ireland’s premiere horror film festival, running from October 26th to 30th 2017.

31ST TUES – 18.30 | IFI EVENING COURSE: SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR
With commentary by John Sherlock Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at TCD, Justin Macgregor.

 

 

 

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