IFI announces new 6-week Evening Course, Altered State, with guests to include directors John Boorman, Carmel Winters and Donal Foreman 

Following its two sold-out Evening Courses in 2015, the IFI kicks off 2016 with its new six-week spring IFI Evening Course, Altered State, starting on February 23rd and welcoming a host of guest speakers, including directors John Boorman, Joe Comerford, Carmel Winters and Donal Foreman.

The IFI presents Altered State, a new six-week course asking how filmmakers have defined our nation and examining six films in which a particular vision of an Irish state is portrayed. They offer a view unique to the filmmaker, which will be considered through follow-up discussions with directors and academics.

Starting on Tuesday, February 23rd and running on consecutive Tuesdays until March 29th, the course programme features Steve McQueen’s Hunger (with guest Dr. Roddy Flynn); Muriel Box’s This Other Eden (with guest Dr. Ruth Barton); Joe Comerford’s Down the Corner (with guest Joe Comerford and IFI’s Sunniva O’Flynn); John Boorman’s The Tiger’s Tail (with guest John Boorman); Carmel Winters’ Snap (with guest Carmel Winters); and Donal Foreman’s Out of Here (with guests Donal Foreman and The Irish Times’ Tara Brady). The IFI Evening Course is open to all to attend and no previous study is required.

For more information, including course schedule click here


€70 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (concessions €65). Bookings through Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Film tickets not individually sold.


For further information and images please contact Michelle McDonagh at the IFI Press Office on (01) 679 5744 or email mmcdonagh@irishfilm.ie.


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland