FEBRUARY 4TH – MARCH 11TH
A six-week evening course on the hero in film.
The representation of heroic figures has preoccupied artists as far back as ancient Greece. Shakespeare offered a gamut of heroes and villains, poetry featured the romantic lover. Early cinema identified the villainous bank robber, then the cowboy of the western genre and, later, the blockbuster action hero. All of these depictions reflect identifiable heroic – or anti-heroic – qualities that befit the protagonists’ particular circumstance.
The biopic of the late Nelson Mandela, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, offers a contemporary cinematic reference point for an examination of the concept of heroism on screen. This evening course, featuring a full screening and follow-up discussion each week led by film specialists, will examine a range of filmic heroes, both male and female, in situations of politics, drama, war and counterculture.
The films showing during the course are:
Malcolm X – Feb 4th
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey – Feb 11th
Brother/Brat – Feb 18th
Pink Flamingos – Feb 25th
Jezebel – Mar 4th
This is England – Mar 11th
PRICING €60 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (Concessions €55). Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Film tickets not individually sold.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council