Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
We continue our investigation of the Radharc Collection of over 400 films made by a group of pioneering clerics between 1962 and 1996. The team produced consistently insightful, often radical work exploring social, political and religious issues in Ireland and throughout the world.
PROGRAMME 1: CHRISTY BROWNAn interview with author and painter Christy Brown (later the subject of Jim Sheridan’s feature film, My Left Foot) and with his mother. The programme shows how Christy typed and samples of his paintings.
AMHARC ÉIREANN: EAGRÁN 71
Due to a technical problem, the original advertised Radharc documentary Sunshine House has been replaced with Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 71. In Balbriggan, Dublin, the children of Sunshine House have fun on slides and swings, playing football and at the beach building sandcastles.
FILM INFO: 1 min, 1960, Black and White
Four different programmes of films will screen at consecutive lunchtimes throughout August (with double bills on Saturdays). Please ask at the IFI Box Office for dates and times, or check this Events page. Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing email@example.com (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be considered valid).
These screenings are complemented by an online exhibition of related material from the Radharc Document archive which is also preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.