DECEMBER 2018 AT THE IFI

Christmas is almost upon us but we’ve got a few weeks of delightful new releases, special events and even one final festival for 2018 to bring you before the festivities really begin. You’ll find a full list of everything below and if you have any questions about when tickets go on sale, or anything else at all, you can find us on Twitter and Facebook.

NEW RELEASES
From Friday 7th: The Old Man and the Gun, Sorry to Bother You
From Friday 14th: Free Solo, It’s a Wonderful Life, The House that Jack Built, Keepers of the Flame
From Friday 21st: Khrustalyov, My Car!, The Last Movie, Mug, The Silver Branch, Under the Clock

1ST SAT – 15.30 | IFI & JONATHAN SWIFT FESTIVAL SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
One of the best films about filmmaking and one of the great comedies of Hollywood’s Golden Age, starring  Joel McCrea as a successful movie director who goes on a journey to make a film about the downtrodden in society, and meets a luminous Veronica Lake along the way. The programme will be introduced by satirist Kevin McGahern.

5TH WED – 18.50 | IRISH FOCUS: BATTLEFIELD + MERGING VIEWS + Q&A
Director Emile Dinneen’s study of artist Mick O’Dea, one of Ireland’s most renowned living painters. The film eschews the structure of pandering portrait to, instead presenting a grounded and lively exploration of O’Dea’s creative process.

6TH THUR – 18.30 | KINOPOLIS
The IFI & Kinopolis Polish Film Festival returns for its 13th season from December 6th to 9th with a programme of films from one of Europe’s strongest and most prolific national cinemas. Individual festival tickets cost €11 and a festival multi-pass, four festival films for €38, is available in person or by phone from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
A Cat With a Dog – 18.30

7TH FRI – KINOPOLIS
Panic Attack – 18.20 / Nina – 20.30

8TH SAT – KINPOLIS
Ether – 15.30 / Mug – 18.00

9TH SUN – KINOPOLIS
Animation programme – 12.00 / The War of the Worlds: The Next Century – 15.50 / Julius – 18.00 

10TH MON – 18.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
The debut feature from musician and activist Boots Riley is one of the year’s funniest and most inventive films. A scattershot satire that hides its social commentary in plain sight, its tangents and digressions tackle issues of race, class, capitalism, identity politics, and workers’ rights in a way that would make Charlie Kaufman proud. Presented with Closed Captions for the visually impaired.

11TH TUES – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
At nearly 70 years of age, gentleman bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) shows no sign of slowing down. Having escaped prison on numerous occasions, he continues to perform small-scale hold-ups with his elderly accomplices, played by the delightful Danny Glover and Tom Waits. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

11TH TUES – 18.30 | FREE SOLO + SATELLITE Q&A – SOLD OUT
Professional climber Alex Honnold scales the world’s most vertiginous cliff faces without ropes, harness or any other safety equipment, using only his bare hands and a bag of chalk. Includes live satellite Q&A with Alex Honnold and the filmmakers. Free Solo opens on December 14th.

12TH WED – 18.00 | JOYEUX NOËL
This screening is presented by the French and German Embassies in Ireland, in partnership with the IFI, as part of the commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The screening will be preceded with remarks from H.E. Mrs. Deike Potzel, Ambassador of Germany, and H.E. Mr. Stéphane Crouzat, Ambassador of France to Ireland.

14TH FRI – 18.30 | KEEPERS OF THE FLAME + Q&A
This feature-length documentary tells the story of generations dealing with the consequences of war and civil war in Ireland, and those who sought allowance claims in the wake of Easter 1916 and Civil War in 1921. The screening on Friday 14th will be followed by a Q&A with Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter.

15TH SAT – 12.00 | DEAD SOULS: PART I
Presented in two four-hour parts across two days, this monumental work reconstructs a hidden chapter of Chinese history by providing testimony from survivors of the Jiabiangou and Mingshui re-education camps. Single ticket grants entrance for both days.

16TH SUN – 12.00 | DEAD SOULS: PART II
Presented in two four-hour parts across two days, this monumental work reconstructs a hidden chapter of Chinese history by providing testimony from survivors of the Jiabiangou and Mingshui re-education camps. Single ticket grants entrance for both days.

17TH MON – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
The debut feature from musician and activist Boots Riley is one of the year’s funniest and most inventive films. A scattershot satire that hides its social commentary in plain sight, its tangents and digressions tackle issues of race, class, capitalism, identity politics, and workers’ rights in a way that would make Charlie Kaufman proud. Presented with Closed Captions for the visually impaired.

18TH TUES – 18.20 | FEAST YOUR EYES: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
December’s pairing of a new release and a festival main course menu will be Frank Capra’s evergreen classic It’s A Wonderful Life(which opens on December 14th). The menu for this month will include a choice of: Roulade of Turkey and Ham and Brussel Sprouts, White Wine Cream and Chestnuts; Fillet of Seabass with Squid Ink Risotto; and Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Cranberries.

18TH TUES – 18.30 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
At nearly 70 years of age, gentleman bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) shows no sign of slowing down. Having escaped prison on numerous occasions, he continues to perform small-scale hold-ups with his elderly accomplices, played by the delightful Danny Glover and Tom Waits. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

19TH WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
Our over 55’s film club presents the final film starring legendary actor Robert Redford in a story inspired by the life of gentleman robber and career criminal Forrest Tucker. Tickets just €4.25 including a free tea or coffee.

20TH THUR – 18.30 | DOC’N’ROLL: RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS
A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records. Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of the label by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dancefloors of late ‘60s and early ‘70s Britain, as immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.

24TH MON | CHRISTMAS EVE: CINEMAS CLOSED (BOX OFFICE OPEN FOR MEMBERSHIP/GIFT CARD SALES)

25TH TUES | CHRISTMAS DAY: CINEMAS CLOSED
MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

26TH WED | ST STEPHEN’S DAY: CINEMAS CLOSED

28TH FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
Our over 55’s film club presents the final film starring legendary actor Robert Redford in a story inspired by the life of gentleman robber and career criminal Forrest Tucker. Tickets just €4.25 including a free tea or coffee.

28TH FRI – 16.00 | FROM THE VAULTS: STORK TALK
One of many British films made in Ardmore in the early ‘60s, Stork Talk was based on The Night Life of a Virile Potato, a play by actress/ playwright Gloria Russell and directed by New Zealander Michael Forlong. This is not an Irish story but features a smattering of Irish actors and some Irish crew. Not as ribald as the plot would suggest, here is a gentle comedy about paternity and unplanned pregnancy which just becomes more fascinating with time.

30TH SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
Of the many family films that are termed classic, this one surely merits the label. Adapted from E. Nesbit’s much-loved book, it’s the story of three children who move to the country with their mother, after their adored father vanishes from their world one day, arrested for espionage. Tickets just €4.80 per person or €14.40 for a family.

 


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