Irish Film Institute -One City One Book celebrations at the IFI

One City One Book celebrations at the IFI

This year’s One City One Book choice – If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song – inspires a richly varied programme of films about Dublin poets and poetry in our two strands, Archive at Lunchtime and From the Vaults. Join us throughout April for a varied programme, including Imeall: A Tribute to Seamus Heaney, Sé Merry Doyle’s Patrick Kavanagh: No Man’s Fool, and an adaptation of a play by W.B. Yeats, Words Upon The Window Pane.


As part of Once City One Book, the IFI will host a significant Archive at Lunchtime series in April which includes four free programmes, presenting  short poetry-related films featuring the work of a glittering array of Irish poets including Brendan Behan, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Austin Clarke, Oscar Wilde and Seamus Heaney, along with another four longer screenings held over the weekends, including documentary profiles of Patrick Kavanagh (April 5th), Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill (April 12th), Paul Durcan (April 19th) and Paula Meehan (April 26th). We welcome a host of special guests and filmmakers who will introduce the screenings – visit our website for more details.
Click here for a full list of our free archive events. 


April 9th, 18.30

As part of this year’s One City One Book celebrations, we are pleased to present Mary McGuckian’s atmospheric adaptation of a one-act play by W.B. Yeats in which he explored the occult, a subject in which he had a life-long interest. Set during a series of séances hosted by the Dublin Spiritualist Society in 1928, the spirits of Jonathan Swift (Jim Sheridan!) and the two women who loved him too passionately act out the torment of their tragic triangle through the mediums of Miss Henderson (Geraldine James) and Mrs McKenna (Geraldine Chaplin). Tickets now on sale.

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by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland