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

IFI Press Release: February 4th, 2016

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.


Please note: The course will run on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 18.30 unless otherwise stated. Order of screenings may vary slightly.

Feb 23rd HUNGER with Dr. Roddy Flynn.

March 1st THIS OTHER EDEN with Dr. Ruth Barton.

March 8th DOWN THE CORNER with director Joe Comerford and Sunniva O’Flynn, Head of IFI Irish Film Programming.

March 15th THE TIGER’S TAIL In discussion with John Boorman, Dr Harvey O Brien will consider some of the criticism levied at the film on release, and consider its effectiveness as something of a modern-day parable.

March 22nd SNAP with playwright and director Carmel Winters.

March 29th OUT OF HERE with director Donal Foreman and  Tara Brady, film critic with The Irish Times. (Includes  a screening of short film Refuge, also by Donal Foreman.)



€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 acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland