August 29th 2022: This September, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) presents a selection of exciting new Irish and international releases, including Crimes of the Future, After Yang, Flux Gourmet and Róise & Frank. On September 10th, the IFI marks the 30th anniversary of its home in Temple Bar by throwing its doors open to the public with a full day of free films and tours giving insight into the full breadth of IFI activity across its mission to Preserve, Exhibit, Educate. From Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th, the IFI Documentary Festival returns to IFI Cinemas and IFI@Home, offering IFI audiences the chance to see an incredible array of new Irish and international documentaries.In new releases, Dónal Foreman’s The Cry of Granuaile, the first feature funded through the Arts Council’s Authored Works initiative, opens at the IFI from Friday 2nd; the opening night screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Also opening from Friday 2nd are The Forgiven, directed by John Michael McDonagh and starring Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain, and The Territory, a new documentary produced by Darren Aronofsky which focuses on the battle being waged between an indigenous tribe and illegal homesteaders over a protected territory in the Brazilian rainforest.Screening in IFI Cinemas from Friday 9th are Both Sides of the Blade, a fresh and intimate new film from Claire Denis, for which the director picked up the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale 2022; master of body horror David Cronenberg’s latest release Crimes of the Future, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart; and See How They Run, which sees a seasoned inspector and rookie constable (Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan respectively) attempting to solve a puzzling murder.Funny Pages, Owen Kline’s directorial debut which centres on a young man’s aspirations to be a cartoonist, and Róise & Frank, a warm-hearted and uplifting Irish-language piece starring Bríd Ní Neachtain screen in IFI Cinemas from Friday 16th. The opening night screening of Róise & Frank will be followed by a Q&A with directors Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy.From Friday 23rd, Kogonoda’s After Yang starring Colin Farrell, highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde starring Ana de Armas, and Aga Woszczyńska’s feature debut Silent Land screen in IFI Cinemas. Entrancing documentary Moonage Daydream, which brings audiences on a journey through the creative life of musician David Bowie, opens at the IFI from Saturday 24th. Coming to the IFI from Friday 30th is writer-director Peter Strickland’s latest release Flux Gourmet, starring Gwendoline Christie and Asa Butterfield.This month, the IFI is delighted to announce the return of the IFI Open Day, taking place on Saturday 10th to celebrate 30 years in its main home at Eustace Street. Audiences of all ages can immerse themselves in the IFI in Temple Bar and enjoy a day of free cinematic treats, including titles such as Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey screened on luminous 70mm; and Frank Borzage’s Academy Award-winning 7th Heaven. The jam-packed day will offer free film screenings and tours of behind-the-scenes activities at IFI. From Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th, the IFI Documentary Festival returns to IFI Cinemas and to IFI@Home and offers audiences in Dublin and nationwide a selection of documentaries that present intimate portraits and stories of remarkable human connections, kindness and empathy. Titles screening at this year’s festival include the Irish premieres of All These Sons and A House Made of Splinters, and the world premiere of Much Ado About Dying. Tickets are on sale now.In event screenings, the IFI offers a screening of The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne on Thursday 8th, presented in collaboration with the Leitrim Adaptation Festival: Celebrating Brian Moore. On Wednesday 7th, the IFI and aemi present Nostril Thinking, a programme of animated shorts, co-curated by artist Orla McHardy, which offers a mode of thinking, a way of slowing down and paying close attention to time, to a feeling, to a question, to a body. The event will be followed by a Q&A, and a specially made zine will be available to attendees.This month’s Irish Focus strand presents A Far Green Country, a new documentary which follows filmmaker Jonathan Victory as he undertakes the trip of a lifetime to visit New Zealand and the locations for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, screening in-cinema and on IFI@Home on Thursday 8th. The cinema screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, hosted by actress Jordanne Jones.Supported by Dublin Climate Action Regional Office for DCAW22, in association with DCU and Future Earth Ireland, the IFI will showcase the Irish premiere of Heart of Oak, a documentary highlighting the magnificence of an oak tree, screening on Wednesday 14th followed by a panel discussion of biodiversity. On Thursday 15th, the IFI will screen a film of Rough Magic’s 2019 production of Hecuba, written by Marina Carr and directed by Lynn Parker. The IFI is delighted to welcome director Allison Anders to our Eustace Street home for a special screening on Saturday 17th of Grace of My Heart, which will be followed by a Q&A with the director, moderated by filmmaker Paul Duane. This month, IFI Family presents a screening on Sunday 18th of Wadjda, the first female-directed film from Saudi Arabia which depicts a young girl’s dream of owning a bicycle and her determination to achieve her goals. Also screening on Sunday 18th, September’s Mystery Matinee offers audiences the chance to see a surprise film, new or old. In September, From the Vaults will feature Between the Canals, the debut feature from director Mark O’Connor, screening on Tuesday 20th in memory of the late Stephen Clinch and followed by a Q&A with the director and actor Peter Coonan. This month’s Archive at Lunchtime programme, Look Up! It’s Aer Lingus, focuses on archive pieces which chronicle the history of the Irish airline, screening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in September. The Bigger Picture strand presents a screening on Tuesday 27th of John Sayles’s Lone Star, with an introduction from filmmaker Luke McManus. This month, Wild Strawberries, the monthly film club for over 55s, will present screenings of Limbo on Wedneday 28th and Friday 30th. From September 28th to October 2nd, GAZE returns to the IFI and celebrates its thirtieth year with an enviable programme of shorts, features and documentaries, including archive classics. Full programme announcement coming soonStreaming on the IFI@Home platform from Monday 12th is Cécile Ducrocq’s Her Way. Eiffel, starring Emma Mackey and Romain Duris, and animated adventure Where is Anne Frank are available to stream nationwide from Monday 19th. Jono McLeod’s eye-opening documentary My Old School comes to the platform from Friday 23rd.FROM FRIDAY 2NDThe Cry of GranuaileThe ForgivenThe TerritoryFRIDAY 2NDThe Cry of Granuaile + Q&ATUESDAY 6THIFI & Adaptation: The Lonely Passion of Judith HearneWEDNESDAY 7THIFI & aemi: Nostril ThinkingTHURSDAY 8THIrish Focus: A Far Green Country + Q&A (+IFI@Home)FROM FRIDAY 9THBoth Sides of the BladeCrimes of the FutureSee How They RunSATURDAY 10THIFI Open DayFROM MONDAY 12THHer Way (IFI@Home only)WEDNESDAY 14THDCAW: Heart of Oak + panel discussionTHURSDAY 15THHecuba by Marina CarrFROM FRIDAY 16THFunny PagesRóise & FrankFRIDAY 16THRóise & Frank + Q&ASATURDAY 17THGrace of My Heart + Q&ASUNDAY 18THIFI Family: WadjdaMystery MatineeFROM MONDAY 19THEiffel (IFI@Home only)Where is Anne Frank (IFI@Home only)TUESDAY 20THFrom the Vaults: Between the Canals + Q&AWEDNESDAY 21ST – SUNDAY 25THIFI Documentary FestivalFROM FRIDAY 23RDAfter YangBlondeSilent LandMy Old School (IFI@Home only)FROM SATURDAY 24THMoonage DaydreamTUESDAY 27THThe Bigger Picture: Lone StarWEDNESDAY 28THWild Strawberries: Limbo (OC)THURSDAY 29TH – SUNDAY OCTOBER 2NDGAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2022FRIDAY 30THWild Strawberries: LimboFROM FRIDAY 30THFlux GourmetIFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.
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