IFI presents a season of classic science-fiction films with guest scientific speakers in partnership with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin

IFI Press Release: March 23rd, 2016

The Irish Film Institute will present FUTURES PAST, a season of classic science-fiction films paired with scientific experts, who will speak about how cinema of the past has imagined our future with themes from climate change and space travel to nanotechnology and eugenics, in partnership with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, and running from April 6th to 27th.

FUTURES PAST SCHEDULE

THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE – Apr 6th (18.30)

Guest Speakers: Oisin Coughlan (Friends of
the Earth) and Diarmuid Torney (Lecturer in International Relations at DCU).

 

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (70MM) – Opens Apr 8th. Screening with intro Apr 10th (14.00) Tickets: €12 (€10 Concessions).

Guest Speakers: Joseph Roche (former Mars One Candidate/Professor of Education, TCD) and Peter Gallagher (Professor of Astrophysics, TCD).

Also showing as part of IFI Explorers on April 13th (16.00) – tickets €3 for 15-18 year olds.

 

SILENT RUNNING – Apr 13th (18.30)

Guest Speakers: Ella McSweeney (Presenter, RTÉ’s Ear to the Ground) and Yvonne Buckley (Chair of Zoology, Head of Biodiversity, TCD).

 

SOYLENT GREEN – Apr 16th (14.00)

Guest Speaker: Claire Anne O’Keefe (chef/food blogger/scientist).

 

GATTACA – Apr 17th (14.00)

Guest speakers: Shaun O’Boyle (Research Officer, Science Gallery Dublin and podcast producer) and Aoife McLysaght (Professor of Genetics, TCD).

 

THE BIGGER PICTURE: METROPOLIS – Apr 18th (18.30)

Guest Speaker: Lynn Scarff, Director of Science Gallery Dublin.

 

FANTASTIC VOYAGE – Apr 23rd (14.00)

Guest Speakers: Claire O’Connell (The Irish Times) and Fergal O’Brien (Professor of Biomaterials, AMBER and RCSI).

 

IFI FAMILY: WALL-E – Apr 24th (11.00)

Tickets: €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children, 1 adult + 3 children).

 

THE HANGOVER LOUNGE: THINGS TO COME – Apr 24th (14.00)

Brunch + film €16; film only is normal IFI pricing. Sunday brunch is served 12pm – 4pm.

 

THX 1138 – Apr 27th (18.30)

 

FUTURES PAST is a collaboration with Science Gallery Dublin. Tickets for all events booked only through IFI (www.ifi.ie/futures-past or IFI Box Office 01 679 3477). Information on Science Gallery Dublin at www.dublin.sciencegallery.com

For more information and images, please contact Deirdre O’Reilly at the IFI Press Office (doreilly@irishfilm.ie or 01 679 5744).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland