Irish Film Institute -Irish Film Event: Audience Choice and Panel Discussion

Irish Film Event: Audience Choice and Panel Discussion

In 2011, hit Irish film The Guard became the most successful independent Irish film ever, reaching number three in the year’s overall box office. The success of the film confirms that Irish audiences will go to see Irish films, and this was borne out too in our research project, Film Focus. This term we are offering you and your students the chance to vote for a screening of your favourite Irish film from some of the Irish titles which we have previously shown for schools. A screening of the most popular choice will be preceded by a panel discussion with some of the key names in Irish film today. Students will have the opportunity to hear the filmmakers talk about their work, but also how the success of their fi lm has had an impact on their career.

The panel will include: Lenny Abrahamson, Director (Adam & Paul, Garage), Ed Guiney, Producer (The Guard, Garage, Pure Mule), Marian Quinn, Director (32A), Andrew Freedman, Producer (His and Hers)

You can choose from the following five films in our vote. You can vote as a class or individually.

• The Wind that Shakes the Barley

• 32A

• His and Hers

• Adam and Paul

• The Guard

Booking for this event (film and discussion) is essential. Please call (01) 679 5744.

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