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Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. November's programme complements the IFI and Experimental Film Club programme which attempts to trace an Irish experimental tradition. PROGRAMME 1: By Accident (+ Screening in the Rain) This early avant-garde work,…

Arena: James Joyce’s Ulysses

Adam Low, 90 minutes, 2021

This new feature-length documentary from Adam Low (Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens) unlocks Joyce’s masterpiece in all its surprising, poetic, moving, verbose, sexually explicit and endlessly hilarious glory, from its earliest crossed out manuscript pages to the…

Argentina and Uruguay Irish Film Week and Film Festival

Adam Low, 90 minutes, 2021

November and December Buenos Aires Irish Film festival and the Montevideo Film Festival will be a week-long event at the end of November/first week in December. Martin Hayes and Art O’Briain will be in attendance. El Mundo en Tu Barrio’…


Tom Sullivan, 86 minutes, 2019

On the eve of the great famine, fisherman Colmán Sharkey (Dónall Ó Healaí) ekes out a meagre existence for his family on the west coast of Ireland. Wrongly blamed for the murder of an inclement local landlord (Michael McElhatton) he…

Art Will Save the World

Niall McCann, 70 minutes, 2012

Niall McCann’s energetic first feature Art Will Save the World celebrates forgotten singer-songwriter, novelist and artist, Luke Haines. Haines, one of the founding members of “The Auteurs”, is often described as one of the great English contemporary songwriters, a man…

The Artist and the Wall of Death

Maurice O'Brien, 91 minutes, 2022

When Glaswegian performance artist Stephen Skrynka learns that a life-long obsession with building and riding a century-old fairground attraction, the ‘Wall of Death’, was shared with Michael Donohoe and Connie Kiernan (who built a wall in 1979 and inspired the…

As If I Am Not There

Juanita Wilson, 109 minutes, 2010

With the Academy Award-nominated short film The Door behind her, Irish writer-director Juanita Wilson delivered this haunting, affecting and visceral drama for her feature debut. Taking place in 1992 as Bosnia is plunged into war, the story, adapted from Croatian…

Ascending Grace

Claire Byrne, 2020

First Officer Maedhbh has high hopes for her first day of work. But when she fails to impress her hero, Captain Cara, and with a cabinful of restless passengers, it’s far from what she expected.

Assembled Memories: Jack B. Yeats, 1871-1957

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 37 minutes, 1981

Rarely screened since the early 1980s, this under-discussed film offers a visual biographical essay on one of Ireland’s leading painters of the twentieth century. O’Sullivan’s subject was a London-born Irish artist whose creative and personal journey mirrors that of the…


Risteard Ó Domhnaill, 80 minutes, 2016

Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life
in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. In Norway, where the fishing industry has been aggressively protected by national authorities, the…

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