APRIL 2019 AT THE IFI

Read on for a rundown of all the events we have coming up in April 2019 at the Irish Film Institute!

NEW RELEASES
From Friday April 5th: A Clockwork Orange, Happy as Lazzaro, Last Breath, The Sisters Brothers
From Friday April 12th: Wild Rose
From Friday April 19th: Greta, Loro
From Friday April 26th: The Dig, Donbass, Styx, Ash is Purest White

3rd WED – 18.30 | IFI & ONE CITY ONE BOOK 2019: THE COUNTRY GIRLS
The IFI & One City One Book present a trilogy of films directed by Desmond Davis with screenplays by Edna O’Brien. The Country Girls – April 3rd, Girl with Green Eyes – April 10th, I Was Happy Here – April 17th.

4th THURS – 18.30 | JUMPMAN
A riveting Russian drama about a young orphan called Denis who has a rare immunity to pain. When his mother reappears to claim him, Denis finds a new life as a ‘Jumpman’ – someone who dives in front of cars to blackmail the drivers.

6th SAT – 13.00 | OUR BATTLE OF IMAGES: THE WRITING ON THE WALL
The IFI with filmmaker Dónal Foreman presents Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images, a season of rarely-seen alternative perspectives on the Troubles. Featuring films from France, the United States, England, and Switzerland, the films provide a fascinating alternative look at how the conflict was viewed beyond this island.

8th MON – 18.30 | IRISH FOCUS: MÁIRÍN DE BÚRCA : A LONER’S INSTINCT
This profile of 80-year-old feminist activist Máirín de Búrca takes us from her childhood in Chicago, to her membership of Sinn Féin, to her role as a founder of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Cathal Black and Máirín de Búrca.

8th MON – 20.40 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE SISTERS BROTHERS
A disarmingly warm-hearted revisionist western, The Sisters Brothers is a successful English language debut for French director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

10th WED – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE SISTERS BROTHERS
A disarmingly warm-hearted revisionist western, The Sisters Brothers is a successful English language debut for French director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

10th WED – 18.30 | IFI & ONE CITY ONE BOOK 2019: GIRL WITH GREEN EYES
The IFI & One City One Book present a trilogy of films directed by Desmond Davis with screenplays by Edna O’Brien. The Country Girls – April 3rd, Girl with Green Eyes – April 10th, I Was Happy Here – April 17th.

11th THURS – 14th SUN | IFI & EAST ASIA FILM FESTIVAL IRELAND 2019
For its third edition this April, the East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) celebrates the diversity, artistry, and variety of filmmaking from East and South East Asia over four days from April 11-14th. The festival features established and award-winning filmmakers such as Hong Sang-Soo, Ying Liang, Zhang Ming and Ryusuke Hamaguchi. The festival also celebrates exciting new talent including Bi Gan, and first features from Lina Wang and Phuttiphong Aroonpheng.

12th FRI – 13.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: WILD ROSE
Blessed with a powerful performance from multi-talented and Kerry-born Buckley, Wild Rose is at times a familiar but ultimately empathetic tale about a young woman torn between her reality and following her dreams. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

15th MON – 18.00 | OUR BATTLE OF IMAGES: IRISH WAYS / THE IMAGE YOU MISSED
The IFI with filmmaker Dónal Foreman presents Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images, a season of rarely-seen alternative perspectives on the Troubles. Featuring films from France, the United States, England, and Switzerland, the films provide a fascinating alternative look at how the conflict was viewed beyond this island.

16th TUES – 18.20 | OUR BATTLE OF IMAGES: MAEVE
The IFI with filmmaker Dónal Foreman presents Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images, a season of rarely-seen alternative perspectives on the Troubles. Featuring films from France, the United States, England, and Switzerland, the films provide a fascinating alternative look at how the conflict was viewed beyond this island.

17th WED – 18.30 | IFI & ONE CITY ONE BOOK 2019: I WAS HAPPY HERE
The IFI & One City One Book present a trilogy of films directed by Desmond Davis with screenplays by Edna O’Brien. The Country Girls – April 3rd, Girl with Green Eyes – April 10th, I Was Happy Here – April 17th.

17th WED – 20.40 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: WILD ROSE
Blessed with a powerful performance from multi-talented and Kerry-born Buckley, Wild Rose is at times a familiar but ultimately empathetic tale about a young woman torn between her reality and following her dreams. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

18th THURS – 18.30 | OUR BATTLE OF IMAGES: THE BLACK AND THE GREEN / THE IRISH TAPES
The IFI with filmmaker Dónal Foreman presents Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images, a season of rarely-seen alternative perspectives on the Troubles. Featuring films from France, the United States, England, and Switzerland, the films provide a fascinating alternative look at how the conflict was viewed beyond this island.

18th THURS – 20.30 | MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN
Notoriously banned in Ireland on its initial release, Life of Brian returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the comedy triumph. The Monty Python crew are all present and in fine form, and it all goes out with a sing song. Ticketholders will receive a special 40th anniversary gift pack.

21st SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
The ultimate surprise film with no clues and it could be anything from the entire history of cinema. Take a chance on a Sunday, you never know what you’ll find when the lights go down!

22nd MON – 14.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: GRETA
Isabelle Huppert gives a superbly baroque performance in Neil Jordan’s delightfully lurid thriller that wastes no opportunity to drop a knowing wink to the audience, also starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

23rd TUES – 18.30 | SÉ MERRY DOYLE IN CONVERSATION
To coincide with the release of the first volume of the Loopline Collection to the IFI Player, the IFI is delighted to welcome filmmaker Sé Merry Doyle for a wide-ranging public interview, hosted by film archivist Eugene Finn.

24th WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: LEAVE NO TRACE
From the director of the award-winning Winter’s Bone comes this gritty and spare, but emotive, drama adapted from Peter Rock’s novel. It follows a father and daughter who are forced to reintegrate with society and struggle to find their place. Wild Strawberries is our film club for over 55s. Tickets: €4.45 including regular tea/coffee before the event.

24th WED – 18.20 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: HEARTBURN
Nora Ephron reteamed with director Mike Nichols for this underrated drama starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson about a pregnant food writer’s embattled marriage to a journalist. This screening will be introduced by Emilie Pine, academic and author of Notes To Self.

24th WED – 18.30 | FEAST YOUR EYES: WILD ROSE
Featuring a star-making performance for Kerry actress Jessie Buckley as a down on her luck Glasgow songstress, Wild Rose is our Feast Your Eyes pick for April. Get your movie ticket and a special main course for just €20. Dishes on the night include a choice of Bangers and Mash, Vegetarian Haggis, and Panfried Salmon with Turnip and Potato Mash, served with chive butter.

25th THURS – 18.20 | OUR BATTLE OF IMAGES: IRELAND – BEHIND THE WIRE
The IFI with filmmaker Dónal Foreman presents Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images, a season of rarely-seen alternative perspectives on the Troubles. Featuring films from France, the United States, England, and Switzerland, the films provide a fascinating alternative look at how the conflict was viewed beyond this island.

25th THURS – 20.45 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: GRETA
Isabelle Huppert gives a superbly baroque performance in Neil Jordan’s delightfully lurid thriller that wastes no opportunity to drop a knowing wink to the audience, also starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

26th FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: FINDING YOUR FEET
Finding Your Feet is a real crowd-pleaser, with plenty of laughs, great performances and lots of joyous stepping out, starring Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie. Wild Strawberries is our film club for over 55s. Tickets: €4.45 including regular tea/coffee before the event.

26th FRI – 18.30 | THE DIG + Q&A
New Irish film The Dig opens on April 26th, and the 18.30 screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill, producer Brian Falconer, and actor Moe Dunford.

28th SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: BUMBLEBEE
Bring the imagination of Laika animator Travis Knight to the Transformers franchise and you get this fun, girl-powered, nostalgic action-adventure. Showing the wit and artistry he brought to directorial debut Kubo and the Two Strings, Knight wins a whole new younger audience for the old toys. Tickets: €5.00 per person, €15.00 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children, 1 adult + 3 children)

29th MON – 18.15 | IFI FILM CLUB: STYX
Wolfgang Fischer’s second film is a stark, lean morality play that examines the overwhelming immigration crisis in microcosm, challenging audiences to question their assumptions of how they might behave in such circumstances. Join us for an information chat about the film.

30th TUES – 18.15 | OUR BATTLE OF IMAGES: A SENSE OF LOSS
The IFI with filmmaker Dónal Foreman presents Northern Ireland – Our Battle of Images, a season of rarely-seen alternative perspectives on the Troubles. Featuring films from France, the United States, England, and Switzerland, the films provide a fascinating alternative look at how the conflict was viewed beyond this island.


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