• ELECTION – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by Gerard Stembridge.

    Writer, director and author Gerard Stembridge aimed his merciless pen at public figures in the famed 1980s Scrap Saturday, with co-creator Dermot Morgan.

    Here he will celebrate one of his favourites: Alexander Payne’s scathing satire... Read More

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  • THE YOUNG OFFENDERS – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by Anthony P McIntyre.

    The Irish comedy has, possibly more than most, undergone many transformations. The early gombeen made way for jovial gangsters, raw addicts or the occasional rom-com. This recent hit touches on all of these, but... Read More

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  • SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by John Sherlock Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at TCD, Justin Macgregor.

    Absurdist comedy from Sweden’s Roy Anderson. Taking a look at corporate life, the former commercials director uses a fairly static camera to record seemingly disconnected events – a... Read More

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  • IT – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    Dr Gwenda Young will discuss silent film, the 1920s, and Clara Bow as icon of the Jazz Age

    While many silent comedies relied heavily on slapstick and sight gags, Clara Bow offered comic performances that were sexy and lovable. In It,... Read More

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  • IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    With commentary by Professor Diane Negra. 

    Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning film concerns the road trip of heiress Ellie (Claudette Colbert) and wisecracking reporter Peter (Clark Gable) who offers to help her reunite with her aviator husband, is a mock courtship that... Read More

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  • COMING TO AMERICA – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

    Comedian Alison Spittle will present this hit 1980s comedy.

    Eddie Murphy plays pampered African Prince Akeem whose parents want him to marry, but agree to give him forty days of unspoilt freedom in the US. Pronouncing it ‘one of Eddie... Read More

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  • INVESTIGATIONS 2017: SEAN MCALLISTER IN CONVERSATION

    Documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister is known for his work about people caught up in a world of political turmoil and personal conflict. His award-winning films include A Syrian Love StoryThe Liberace of Baghdad, Japan: A Story of Love and Hate, and The Reluctant Revolutionary. This... Read More

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  • INVESTIGATIONS 2017: UNDER FIRE: MOZAMBIQUE – THE SCENE OF A CRIME

    Mozambique – The Scene of a Crime was filmed by Mary Raftery’s long-time collaborator, the award winning Director of Photography Cedric Culliton. Cedric has filmed in many conflict zones around the world and currently works in RTÉ’s Investigative Unit. Together... Read More

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  • INVESTIGATIONS 2017: WORKING BEYOND BORDERS

    What kinds of skills and supports are required by a filmmaker when making a documentary outside their own environment? What responsibilities does the filmmaker have to participants? What are the pros and cons of collaboration with global partners? These will... Read More

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