OCT 6TH – NOV 10TH (18.15 – 21.30) 

A six-week evening course on the study of film

This term we take a look at some of the key ideologies that have informed film theory, following on from our very popular Spring Evening Course which offered a back-to-basics approach to Film Studies. If you’d like to take a feminist reading of a horror picture, consider how race is represented on screen, or examine how the blockbuster reflects the political economy of Hollywood, then sign up for our six-week programme and join in the discussions.

Each week guest speakers will offer different readings in response to a selected screening. On the final evening, filmmaker, writer and teacher Donal Foreman will talk about his own film choice, and some of the ideas that inform his filmmaking.

Please note: The course will run on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 18.15 unless otherwise stated. Order of screenings may vary slightly.

Oct 6th – Ideology and the Cinema: Funny Games (with Dr. Roddy Flynn)

Oct 13th – Feministm: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (with Dr. Jorie Lagerwey)

Oct 20th – Political Economy: Robocop (with Stephen Boyd)

Oct 27th – Alterity: Divine Intervention (with Stephen Boyd)

Nov 3rd – Cultural Studies: Far from Heaven (with Dr. Jorie Lagerwey)

Nov 10th – The Filmmaker: High Hopes (with Donal Foreman)

€70 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (concessions  €65). 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