The Critical Take is a free event that takes place at the end of every month when a panel of three invited speakers initiate an open discussion about three films from the IFI programme.

Join our panel, which includes Eithne Shortall (chief arts writer for The Sunday Times Ireland), Anthony Mcintyre (UCD Film Department) and Kate McCullough (director of photography), to discuss representations of gender in Richard Linklater’s astonishing new film Boyhood (opens July 11th); the riveting photo documentary Finding Vivian Maier (opens July 18th); and Billy Wilder’s most celebrated film, Some Like it Hot (opens July 18th) starring Marilyn Monroe. 

This event is FREE but ticketed. Please book your seat with the IFI Box Office.

This event is part of Beyond the Bechdel Test, our season throughout July focusing on the work of directors who have explored the complex ties between women that are an integral aspect of the films’ narratives, named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel who introduced the idea in her 1985 comic strip. 

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