WHAT'S ON - 09/2012

  • ABOUT ELLY

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI 

    While last year’s brilliant domestic drama A Separation brought international acclaim (and even an Oscar) for Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, a welcome release for this 2009 offering demonstrates it was no flash in the pan. Garlanded at... Read More

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  • ACT WITHOUT WORDS II / ENDGAME

    We are delighted to have the Director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, introducing this film.

    These films are selected from the Beckett On Film series – a project which committed to film all 19 of Beckett’s plays (the unperformed Eleutheria... Read More

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  • AFTERNOON TALKS: ARCHITECTURE OF THE IFI

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    Plans for the conversion of the Quaker Meeting House into the IFC (now the IFI) took shape in 1988 and were completed in 1992. This result managed to create a striking and vibrant cultural space whilst retaining strong elements... Read More

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  • AFTERNOON TALKS: QUAKERS ON EUSTACE STREET

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    The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, have had a Meeting House on Eustace Street since 1692. A notably pacificist group whose diverse beliefs are rooted in Christianity, Quakers have made a broad and positive contribution to... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: IFI20 (SEPT 2012)

    Join us for FREE screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    As part of IFI20, we present one outstanding Irish short film from each of the 20 years that the IFI... Read More

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  • BARBARA

    Now on their fifth film together, lauded German director Christian Petzold and leading lady Nina Hoss mesh effectively in this mesmerising study of a rebellious doctor facing knotty moral dilemmas in the East Germany of 1980.

    When she’s posted to... Read More

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  • BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

    Having ventured into Transylvania for his debut Katalin Varga, British writer-director Peter Strickland delivers this equally enterprising fictional exploration of the furthest reaches of 1970s Italian horror cinema.

    Indefatigable character actor Toby Jones takes centre stage as the mild-mannered English... Read More

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  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

    This screening will be introduced by the Director of Improvised Music Company, Gerry Godley.

    Musician Ry Cooder travelled to Cuba in 1996. Reuniting a group of now elderly musicians, who had played at the members’ club for which the film is... Read More

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  • CIRCUMSTANCE

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    An impassioned exploration of individual sexual yearning pitted against the combined repressive powers of religion and the Iranian state, writer-director Maryam Keshavarz’s first feature picked up the Audience Award at Sundance last year.

    Tehran schoolgirls Atie (Nikohl... Read More

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  • CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

    This screening will be introduced by Head of IFI Education, Alicia McGivern.

    Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is, even more than many of the other titles in this season, one of the key films in the IFI’s history over... Read More

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  • FAR AND AWAY (OUTDOOR SCREENING)

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    As part of the 2012 Culture Night and our IFI20 celebrations, the IFI is delighted to present an outdoor screening of that much-loved “Oirish” classic Far and Away which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary. Starring a brawny young... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: MONDOVINO (WORLD OF WINE)

    This month’s Feast Your Eyes screening will be for wine enthusiasts everywhere.  Mondovino (World of Wine), from filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter, examines the impact of globalisation on the world’s different wine-producing regions.

    After the film, join us in the IFI Café... Read More

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  • FUNNY GAMES

    Film critic and journalist Paul Byrne will introduce the screening.

    Although he had been directing for over 20 years previously, it was with Funny Games that Michael Haneke first broke through to wide acclaim. This story of two young men... Read More

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  • GALA CLOSING NIGHT: WHAT RICHARD DID

    EUROPEAN PREMIERE 

    WITH SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE 

    To round off our month-long celebrations of IFI20 we are delighted to host the European premiere screening of Lenny Abrahamson’s new film, What Richard Did. Richard Karlsen, a golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male... Read More

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  • GRIZZLY MAN

    This screening will be introduced by accessCINEMA’s David O’Mahoney 

    Working with Creative Differences, the production company Herzog would collaborate with on Encounters at the End of the World, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Into the Abyss – which have all... Read More

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  • HOLY MOTORS

    French cinema’s most gifted enigma returns with his first feature since 1999 as writer-director Leos Carax sets free his imagination to deliver a day-in-the-life saga encompassing a spectrum of cinematic influences, all the while fiercely resisting categorisation.

    After an intriguing,... Read More

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  • HUSBANDS

    Despite a successful career as a studio actor, as a filmmaker John Cassavetes challenged audiences to look beyond the escapism he believed endemic in Hollywood films. Self-financed and low-budget, using the same cast and crew (including friends and relatives), and... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: SHORT TALES

    In our regular IFI Family slot this month we will show a selection of short films from around the world, first screened during IFI Education’s Family Festival in July, and now showing for our IFI20 celebrations.

    Travel around the world... Read More

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  • IFI IRISH FILM ARCHIVE POP-UP MUSEUM & TOURS

    To celebrate 20 years of being in Temple Bar, the Tiernan MacBride library is briefly transforming into a pop-up Museum, full of interesting and unusual artefacts from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive. Archive staff will be on... Read More

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  • IFI20 OPEN WEEKEND

    Fast becoming a much-anticipated event in cinema-goers’ diaries, the IFI is once again offering FREE screenings, including EXCLUSIVE sneak previews of major new autumn releases, classics, family films, and the winner of an audience poll selecting the IFI audience’s favourite... Read More

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  • IN THE DARK HALF

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    Made on a micro-budget, Alastair Siddons’ debut feature is a serious and genuinely disturbing psychological horror that also works as a sensitive study of overwhelming grief and the claustrophobia of small-town life. Fifteen-year-old Marie (Jessica Barden) lives... Read More

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  • INTO GREAT SILENCE

    Fr. Dermod McCarthy of the Radharc Team and former Head of Religious Programming in RTE. will be in attendance to introduce the screening

    Into Great Silence was one of the IFI’s most unexpected successes over the past 20 years; it... Read More

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  • IRELAND ON SUNDAY: NATURAL GRACE

    Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film. 

    Filmed over a two-year period, Natural Grace is an in-depth, intimate portrait of Martin Hayes, one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers and a leading exponent of traditional Irish music.

    The... Read More

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  • KEYHOLE

    Canadian auteur Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) returns with a typically idiosyncratic blend of ghost story, Greek mythology, and nods to film history. Mischievously described as his first attempt at “pure narrative filmmaking” and informed by The Odyssey’s Wikipedia page, it’s... Read More

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  • KILLING THEM SOFTLY

    In Killing Them Softly, writer-director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) updates the setting of George V. Higgins’ 1974 Boston-set novel Cogan’s Trade to Louisiana in the weeks preceding the 2008 U.S. presidential election.... Read More

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  • LAWLESS

    After their incisive collaboration on the sinewy Aussie western The Proposition, director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave relocate effectively to Prohibition-era Virginia for this crunching adaptation of Matt Bondurant’s fact-based novel The Wettest County in the World.

    When Washington... Read More

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  • MONTHLY MUST-SEE CINEMA: THE BIG BIRTHDAY

    In celebration of our own big birthday we are delighted to present this wonderfully whimsical comedy about a truculent 110-year-old (Barry Fitzgerald) in the quaint Irish village of Ballymorrissey. He is discovered by a young British producer determined to make... Read More

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  • MULHOLLAND DR.

    Donal Foreman from the Experimental Film Club will introduce this film. 

    David Lynch is a favourite here at the IFI. A well-received season of his work took place in 1997, to coincide with the release of Lost Highway, but despite... Read More

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  • NATURAL BORN KILLERS

    We are happy to welcome Kevin Rockett (author of Irish Film Censorship: A Cultural Journey from Silent Cinema to Internet Pornography) who will introduce this film.

    Oliver Stone’s visceral and controversial Natural Born Killers was initially banned from theatrical screening in 1995 and... Read More

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  • PAN’S LABYRINTH

    Director and Producer Luke McManus will introduce the screening

    One of those rare examples of films celebrated by critics and audiences alike, Pan’s Labyrinth quickly established a devoted following when it opened at the IFI in 2006.

    Directed by Guillermo... Read More

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  • PERSEPOLIS

    This screening will be introduced by Steve Woods, an animator and film-maker, lecturer at the National Film School at Dun Laoghaire, where he teaches experimental animation.

    Included to acknowledge the significance of the IFI French Film Festival, which launches its 13th programme... Read More

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  • PERSONA

    Frida Concannon, secretary and event manager for the Swedish chamber of commerce Ireland will introduce this screening.

    Featuring here in recognition of the huge retrospective of Ingmar Bergman’s films mounted in 2001, Persona was one of the filmmaker’s own personal... Read More

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  • RUN LOLA RUN

    Head of IFI Education Alicia McGivern introduce this screening and will be joined by Aoife McGrane from the Gate Theatre. 

    Run Lola Run burst onto the education programme at the IFI after its cinema run. As one of IFI Education’s most... Read More

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  • SAMSARA

    Almost 20 years after Baraka (which will return to the IFI when re-released later in the year), director Ron Fricke has created another visually stunning epic that takes the viewer across the globe, juxtaposing the beauty and splendour of nature... Read More

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  • SHADOW DANCER

    An Oscar-winner for his documentary Man on Wire, British director James Marsh is building a strong reputation for dramas eschewing the obvious in terms of treatment and subject matter.

    Having broached the U.S. Bible Belt and a grim Yorkshire circa... Read More

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  • SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS

    Update – please note that this screening is sold-out now. 

    Shut Up and Play the Hits at the IFI on 4th September featuring a live satellite Q+A with James Murphy. Doors open at 8.40 for satellite feeds from the London... Read More

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  • SPIRITED AWAY

    Jason Tammemägi, writer and director of Fluffy Gardens, will provide an introduction to this screening. 

    This much loved film from the master of Japanese anime, Hayao Miyazaki, was highly popular during its release at the IFI back in 2002, and also when shown... Read More

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  • TABU

    A darling of the festival circuit thanks to his delightful breakthrough feature Our Beloved Month of August, Portugal’s Miguel Gomes confirms his promise with this new release – among the most singular and captivating films you’ll see this year.

    Shot... Read More

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  • TAKE THIS WALTZ

    The most enterprising young actress of her generation, Michelle Williams has shone in testing indie fare (Wendy & Lucy, Blue Valentine) and more mainstream offerings alike (My Week with Marilyn), but her work here as a restless wife inexorably drawn... Read More

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  • THE CRITICAL TAKE (SEPT 2012)

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    The IFI’s monthly forum on film, The Critical Take, will mark the 20th anniversary celebrations this month with a special edition of the event, where audience volunteers themselves will make up the panel to lead the discussions.

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  • THE CRYING GAME

    Neil Jordan’s landmark film – which had its Irish premiere at the Irish Film Centre in October 1992 – remains one of the key Irish films of the last 20 years. It’s a skillfully written examination of race, gender and... Read More

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  • THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY

    The Diving Bell and Butterfly will be accompanied by a short introduction from film journalist and critic from the Sunday Independent, Hilary White.

    Recorded as the IFI’s most popular film to date, Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly... Read More

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  • THE IMPOSTER

    We’re living in a golden age for documentary film, yet the term somehow feels too limiting to describe this dazzling piece of storytelling, which chronicles bizarre real-life events to richly dramatic, fiercely thought-provoking effect.

    In 1994, the Barclay family of... Read More

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  • THE LIVING END

    This screening will be introduced by Tonie Walsh, Founding Editor of GCN and Co-Founder of the Irish Queer Archive

    Gregg Araki’s The Living End was shown at the IFI in 1993, the year homosexuality was decriminalised in Ireland. While mainstream media... Read More

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  • TO ROME WITH LOVE

    Woody Allen’s European tour continues with this sojourn in The Eternal City, where he gathers a stellar cast to deliver a sprinkling of comic vignettes. Making his first acting appearance since 2006’s Scoop, Allen himself joins the fray as a... Read More

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  • UGETSU MONOGATARI

    This screening will be introduced by Dr. Harvey O’Brien, Film Studies Lecturer at University College Dublin and author of The Real Ireland: The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film and co-editor of Keeping it Real: Irish Film and Television.

    It is truly unfortunate that the... Read More

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  • VERTIGO (70MM)

    Paul Markey, IFI Projectionist, will introduce this screening. 

    In July of 2001, the IFI became (and remains) the only cinema in the country capable of showing 70mm film. Since then, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lawrence of Arabia, Aliens and Baraka... Read More

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  • WATERLAND + GUESTS

    Waterland was the first film publicly screened at the IFI in its new home on Eustace Street in 1992 and we’re delighted to be able to recreate the moment by showing it as the first film in this celebratory season.

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  • WHEN WE WERE KINGS + JOHN JOE NEVIN

    The screening will be preceded by a public interview with 2012 Olympic Boxing silver medalist John Joe Nevin hosted by RTÉ Sport’s Marty Morrissey.

    While we may now have new boxing heroes, only one person will ever be called ‘The Greatest’. Leon... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: CENTRAL STATION

    Wild Strawberries is our bimonthly film club for over 55s.

    The upcoming release of Brazilian director Walter Salles new film – an adaptation of Kerouac classic On the Road – prompts us to look again at his earlier internationally acclaimed... Read More

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