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OCTOBER AT THE IFI

Read on for a full run down of our events at the IFI for October 2018 – including the return of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival and IFI Horrorthon!

NEW RELEASES
From Friday 5th: Columbus, The Silver Branch, Tehran Taboo
From Friday 12th: 1945, First Man, Rosie
From Friday 19th: Dogman, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, Orphée, Touch Me Not
From Friday 26th: Katie, Utøya – July 22

3rd WED – 18.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: IFI & DUBLIN FESTIVAL OF HISTORY: THE IRISH INDEPENDENCE FILM COLLECTION
Archivists, film scholars and historians will discuss the value of the IFI Irish Film Archive’s recently acquired newsreel collection which documents the exploration of the modern Irish State from 1900 to 1930. They will consider the history of British and Irish newsreel production, distribution and reception in the early days of cinema and will suggest useful routes for exploration of social, political and military themes within the collection. The panel will include Kasandra O’Connell (Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive), Lar Joye (Port Heritage Director, Dublin Port), Brenda Malone (Curator of Military History, National Museum of Ireland), and Ciara Chambers (Head of Film and Screen Media, UCC). Tickets are FREE and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the evening.

4th THURS – 19.30 | WINE TASTING AND TAPAS EVENING
Join us at the IFI Café Bar for a night of classic wine tasting on Thursday, October 4th at 19.30. For just €20 learn how to tell your Rueda from Rioja, all paired with Lamb Sausage, Salmon and Crab Roulade, and Durrus Cheese with Pickled Mushrooms and Blackberries.

5th FRI – 18.30 | THE SILVER BRANCH + Q&A
The Silver Branch is a cinematic eulogy to nature and agrarian culture and a glimpse into the life of farmer/poet Patrick McCormack, descendant of generations of farmers who have lived off the Burren in County Clare. This debut from director Katrina Costello, who shot many of the breathtaking nature sequences, creates a viewing experience that is deeply meditative, leading to a deep connection with the natural environment, and a heightened awareness of our role in protecting our vulnerable planet. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Katrina Costello.

5th FRI – 7th SUN | THE 5th DUBLIN ARABIC FILM FESTIVAL
The filmmaking of the Arabic-speaking world is remarkably rich and steeped in history, and the films selected for this year’s festival represent a flavour of the best current Arab cinema on offer. Screenings include the opening film Looking for Oum Kulthum and Ziad Doueiri’s Oscar-nominated drama The Insult. Full details are available from www.ifi.ie/daff.

6th SAT – 18.30 | UNDER THE CLOCK
This new documentary from the makers of Older than Ireland celebrates the century-long tradition, firmly embedded in the hearts and minds of Dubliners, of meeting under Clery’s clock. This once-popular meeting place provides a starting point for a fascinating journey through Ireland’s under-explored social and sexual history, its dating culture, the role of women in Irish society and the marriage ban. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Colm Nicell.

TUES, OCT 9th to TUES NOVEMBER 13th | IFI EVENING COURSE: THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC
This six-week course, which runs on consecutive Tuesdays from October 9th, will look at examples of film music, from the experimental to big budget composition. Films will include Irving Cummins’s Down Argentine Way, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, and each screening will be followed by a talk from a specially invited guest. The course costs €80/€75, including tea/coffee and full details can be found at https://ifi.ie/evening-course-the-sounds-of-music/.

11th THURS – 18.30 | ROSIE + Q&A
Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay since When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) puts a human face to Dublin’s homeless issue and the increasing numbers of families affected. Rosie (Sarah Greene), partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), and their four young children have been forced to move from their long-term home due to their landlord’s desire to sell, and are now living out of their car, trying to find even a night’s accommodation while they do their best to maintain the children’s regular routines. Director Paddy Breathnach’s social realist style offers an invaluable insight into the lives in crisis. This screening will be followed by a Q&A.

14th SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
This month’s secret screening, for which tickets cost just €5, will take place at 13.00 on Sunday 14th. Sometimes it will be a preview, but not always; sometimes, it will be a title one might expect to see at the IFI, but not always. Join us for this month’s screening, and expect the unexpected! Previous surprise screenings have included a preview of Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Alexander Payne’s Citizen Ruth. 

15th MON – 20.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: FIRST MAN
Ryan Gosling is perfectly cast as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s compelling biopic, ably conveying the astronaut’s professionalism and drive to achieve the ultimate goal of landing on the moon. Chazelle wisely restricts his focus to Armstrong’s experience of events and as such, the action is often shot from his perspective making for a thrillingly immediate cinematic experience. This screening will include subtitles for those hard of hearing.

17th WED – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: FIRST MAN
Ryan Gosling is perfectly cast as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s compelling biopic, ably conveying the astronaut’s professionalism and drive to achieve the ultimate goal of landing on the moon. Chazelle wisely restricts his focus to Armstrong’s experience of events and as such, the action is often shot from his perspective making for a thrillingly immediate cinematic experience. This screening will include subtitles for those hard of hearing.

18th THURS – 18.15 | IFI FILM CLUB: ROSIE
Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay since When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) puts a human face to Dublin’s homeless issue and the increasing numbers of families affected. Rosie (Sarah Greene), partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), and their four young children have been forced to move from their long-term home due to their landlord’s desire to sell, and are now living out of their car, trying to find even a night’s accommodation while they do their best to maintain the children’s regular routines. Director Paddy Breathnach’s social realist style offers an invaluable insight into the lives in crisis. This screening will be followed by an informal discussion with members of the IFI team.

19th FRI – 18.30 | THE LONELY BATTLE OF THOMAS REID + Q&A
An eccentric north Kildare cattle farmer campaigns for his rights against the planning decisions of the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in Feargal Ward’s beautifully nuanced documentary. This David and Goliath story is distinguished by its evocatively desaturated photography, which lends the images the quality of an aged Polaroid, and an idiosyncratic approach to the restaging of significant legal events. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Feargal Ward and guests.

20th SAT – 12.30 | IFI & aemi PROJECTIONS: PROCESS | EVENT
This programme of works curated by aemi looks at the role of the artist/filmmaker as researcher. Featuring the Irish premiere of Luke Fowler’s portrait of experimental composer Martin Bartlett as well as one of Agnès Varda’s greatest achievements, Ulysse (1982), the films included suggest ways in which cinema has been repurposed to allow for other, more essayistic, modes of enquiry. This event at the IFI in the coming months with a series of events at Project Arts Centre.

22nd MON – 18.15 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: THE ASCENT
Hailed as one of the finest Soviet films of the decade, Larisa Shepitko’s film follows the path of two isolated peasant soldiers during World War II as they seek refuge in the snowy wastelands of Belarus, a harrowing journey of betrayal and heroism. This screening will be introduced by Tara Brady, film critic with The Irish Times. 

22nd MON – 18.30 | IFI FRENCH FILM CLUB: ORPHÉE
Orphée (Jean Marais), a celebrated poet, is transported by a mysterious Princess (María Casares) to the Underworld. Chauffeured back to the realm of the living, he becomes obsessed with the cryptic messages that play on the Princess’s car radio, ignoring his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa), and failing to notice that his otherworldly driver has fallen in love with her, even as he himself has fallen in love with the Princess, an avatar of Death. Thematically complex and visually inventive, Orphée saw Cocteau at the height of his powers as a filmmaker, and it remains a beautiful, touching, and often surreal fable. Tickets for this screening cost just €7.50 for IFI and Alliance Française members.

24th WED – 18.30 | FEAST YOUR EYES: DOGMAN
Every month we pair a new release with a specially devised main course from the IFI Café Bar kitchen. This month’s film choice will be the 18.30 screening of Matteo Garrone’s Italian crime drama Dogman on Wednesday 24th. The menu on the evening will include a choice of Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti, Seafood Risotto, or Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce and Walnuts. Tickets cost €20; free list suspended.

25th THURS – 29th MON | IFI HORRORTHON 2018
The bloodiest event in the Irish film calendar returns for another chilling year. Enjoy over 30 Irish premieres across the Bank Holiday weekend, plus a number of special guests. Tickets can be purchased individually, along with a range of multi-film, day, or festival passes. See www.ifi.ie/horrorthon for more details.

26th FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE BOOK THIEF
This highly effective screen adaptation of Marcus Zusak’s best-selling novel successfully retains the book’s essence, that of a WWII tale through the eyes of a child. Young Liesel arrives alone at the home of her foster parents, learns to read and befriends young Jewish Max whom they harbour, despite the risk. Wild Strawberries is our monthly film club for the over 55s. Tickets cost €4.25 incl tea or coffee.

28th SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: PHANTOM BOY
11-year-old Leo is undergoing cancer treatment when he discovers a talent for astral projection, leaving his body to float around New York, though he’ll disappear if he stays invisible too long. With the city under threat from the villainous Man with a Broken Face, Leo teams up with unlucky cop Alex, and their reporter friend Mary, to take on the bad guys. Tickets cost €4.80 per person, with a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children / 1 adult, 3 children) available for €14.40.

31st WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE BOOK THIEF
This highly effective screen adaptation of Marcus Zusak’s best-selling novel successfully retains the book’s essence, that of a WWII tale through the eyes of a child. Young Liesel arrives alone at the home of her foster parents, learns to read and befriends young Jewish Max whom they harbour, despite the risk. Wild Strawberries is our monthly film club for the over 55s. Tickets cost €4.25 incl tea or coffee.

 

 


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