This January sees a selection of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive on the big screen.
Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment by Fr. Joe Dunn of Radharc Films, a company which between 1962 and 1996 produced a range of provocative, sometimes humorous and always informative films on social, political and religious issues. From a catalogue of over 400 films made in 75 countries, we have selected four programmes made in Ireland from the company’s early days. The programme includes insights into past social and religious practices, an interview at home with the writer Christy Brown and his mother, and the first film made within an Irish prison. Please see the calendar for times and dates.
From the vaults of the IFI Irish Film Archive we are pleased to present a new series of feature films made in and about Ireland. The series will showcase highlights from Irish cinema history and is sure to entertain and illuminate in equal measure.
First in the series is a film recently acquired from the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Come on Over, a lively comedy of errors, is an Irish emigrant tale of a fiery young woman (the indomitable Colleen Moore) who follows her sweetheart from Lisdoonvarna to New York. Following a series of misunderstandings with society dames, a formidable landlady (Cork-born Kate Price), drunken layabouts and Irish cops she is reunited with her beloved at a lively New York céilidh.
With accompaniment by pianist Morgan Cooke and piper Maitiú Ó Casaide.
All proceeds go to the IFI Irish Film Archive Preservation Fund.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council