Our monthly programme strand in which a key film is presented with an introduction from a guest in the context of a notional film canon.
August 2017’s Bigger Picture choice will be Titicut Follies, directed by Frederick Wiseman and introduced by Emer Reynolds, noted editor and most recently director of the acclaimed documentary The Farthest. Screening on Wednesday September 20th at 18.30.
PREVIOUS BIGGER PICTURE SELECTIONS:
April 2015 – Stalker (1979), dir: Andrei Tarkovsky, chosen by Donald Clarke
May 2015 – Persona (1966), dir: Ingmar Bergman, chosen by Lenny Abrahamson
June 2015 – Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), dir: Béla Tarr, chosen by Mark O’Halloran
July 2015 – The Tin Drum (1979), dir: Volker Schlöndorff, chosen by Neasa Hardiman
August 2015 – The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), dir: Carl Dreyer, chosen by Tony Tracy
September 2015 – The Cranes are Flying (1957), dir: Mikhail Kalatozov, chosen by Douglas Smith
October 2015 – Throne of Blood (1957), dir: Akira Kurosawa, chosen by Derek O’Connor
November 2015 – The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), dir: Luis Buñuel, chosen by David O’Mahony
January 2016 – Alien (1979), dir: Ridley Scott, chosen by Harvey O’Brien
February 2016 – The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), dir: Victor Erice, chosen by Michael Doherty
March 2016 – Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), dir: Robert Hamer, chosen by Kevin Coyne
April 2016 – Metropolis (1926), dir: Fritz Lang, chosen by Lynn Scarff
May 2016 – Roger and Me (1989), dir: Michael Moore, chosen by Donald Taylor Black
June 2016 – Desert Hearts (1985), dir: Donna Deitch, chosen by Una Mullally
July 2016 – Tokyo Story (1953), dir: Yasujirô Ozu, chosen by Paul Lynch
August 2016 – Blazing Saddles (1974), dir: Mel Brooks, chosen by Tara Flynn
September 2016 – Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), dir: James Foley, chosen by Annmarie Gray
October 2016 – Network (1976), dir: Sidney Lumet, chosen by Bryan Dobson
November 2016 – Sullivan’s Travels (1941), dir: Preston Sturges, chosen by Anna Taylor
January 2017 – Shadows (1959), dir: John Cassavetes, chosen by Zélie Asava
February 2017 – Magnificent Obsession (1954), dir: Douglas Sirk, chosen by Steven Benedict
March 2017 – Singin’ in the Rain (1952), dir: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, chosen by Róise Goan
April 2017 – The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, chosen by Paul Duane
May 2017 – The Go-Between (1971), dir Joseph Losey, chosen by Sarah Glennie, Director of IMMA.
June 2017 – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), dir Ronald Neame, chosen by Rory O’Neill
July 2017 – Children of Men (2006), dir Alfonso Cuarón, chosen by Ian Brunswick.
August 2017 – Inside Out (2015), dir Pete Doctor, chosen by Trish Long.
September 2017 – Titicut Follies, dir Frederick Wiseman, chosen by Emer Reynolds.
There are no current films.
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