A Six-Week Evening Course on Film and Comedy
October 10 – November 14 2017

When the mischievous boy stepped on the garden hose and soaked an unsuspecting gardener in the Lumière Bros L’Arroseur arrosé, humour was introduced to cinema, which, up to that point, had simply shown recorded realities. Comedy evolved to become an integral element of the medium, crossing film genres and constantly being updated.

Our six-week course looks at six very different comedies. Presenters, including comedian Alison Spittle and author Gerard Stembridge, will talk about a selection that covers mainstream, silent, rom-com, Irish comedy, satire and the absurd.

The course will run on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 18.30pm unless otherwise stated. Order of screenings may vary slightly.

COMING TO AMERICA – October 10TH (18.30)

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT – October 17TH (18.30)

IT – October 24TH (18.30)

SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR – October 31st (18.30)

THE YOUNG OFFENDERS – November 7 (18.30)

ELECTION – November 14TH (18.30)

€70 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (€65 conc.) Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Film tickets not individually sold.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland