JULY 2019 AT THE IFI

Everything new and noteworthy at the Irish Film Institute during July 2019.

NEW RELEASES
From Friday July 5th: Don’t Look Now, Vita and Virginia, Never Look Away
From Friday July 12th: The Brink, The Dead Don’t Die, Our Time
From Friday July 19th: Tell it to the Bees, Varda by Agnes 
From Friday July 26th: The Chambermaid, The Current War, Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

1st MON – 18.30 | PRISONERS OF THE MOON + Q&A
This new documentary, directed by Johnny Gogan and written by Nick Snow, tells the story of Arthur Rudolph, a scientist who played a key role in NASA’s historic 1969 moon landing. He became a key figure in NASA’s space race, but was arrested in Toronto in 1990 on suspicion of being a war criminal.

2nd TUES – 18.30 | BRESSON: ANGELS OF SIN 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

4th THURS – 18.30 | THE COLD BLUE
The Cold Blue is a new feature-length film, digitally restored, constructed from the material of 34 reels of raw, colour, footage shot during bombing missions in Germany. This event will be paired with an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of The Cold Blue and a German newsreel from World War II.

6th SAT – 16.00 | BRESSON: LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOLOGNE 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

7th SUN – 16.00 | BRESSON: DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST 
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

8th MON – 18.30 | THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS 
Jared Leto and Christina Ricci star in this classic Irish drama about a young man called Frankie Griffin, a fun-loving teenager who, in his post-Leaving Cert summer of uncertainty, just wants to hang out with his friends, listen to Thin Lizzy and win the attention of local women. The screening will be introduced by writer Ferdia Mac Anna, who penned the original novel.

9th TUES – 13.10 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: DON’T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nicolas Roeg’s classic chiller about a couple trying to get over a family tragedy in Venice, Italy. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

9th TUES – 18.15 | BRESSON: A MAN ESCAPED 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

10th TUES – 18.15 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: DON’T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nicolas Roeg’s classic chiller about a couple trying to get over a family tragedy in Venice, Italy. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

10th TUES – 18.30 | FEAST YOUR EYES: VITA AND VIRGINIA
July’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Chanya Button’s Vita and Virginia, followed by a specially created main
course in the IFI Café Bar. Tickets €21.

12th FRI – 16.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE DEAD DON’T DIE 
The zombie apocalypse comes to small-town America in Jim Jarmusch’s typically droll comedy, for which he has assembled a cast to die for including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and Chloë Sevigny. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

13th SAT – 16.00 | BRESSON: PICKPOCKET 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

13th SAT – 19.00 | PAVAROTTI & SATELLITE Q&A 
Presented with a live satellite Q&A. From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard’s documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime.

14th SUN – 16.00 | BRESSON: THE TRIAL OF JOAN OF ARC 
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

15th MON – 18.30 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: IRIS
On the centenary of her birth, the great Dublin-born writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch will be commemorated with various events, including a screening of this acclaimed biopic from director Richard Eyre starring the wonderful Judi Dench as Murdoch and Jim Broadbent as her husband – a part which brought him an Oscar win. Introduced by award-winning concert pianist Finghin Collins.

16th TUES – 18.20 | BRESSON: AU HASARD BALTHAZAR 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

17th WED – 18.15 | IFI FILM CLUB: THE BRINK 
Granted unprecedented access to Steve Bannon, director Alison Klayman adopts a vérité, observational approach, throwing back the curtain and capturing in intimate detail the world in which he operates. Join IFI staff for a discussion after the screening.

18th TUE – 18.15 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE DEAD DON’T DIE 
The zombie apocalypse comes to small-town America in Jim Jarmusch’s typically droll comedy, for which he has assembled a cast to die for including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and Chloë Sevigny. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

20th SAT – 16.00 | BRESSON: MOUCHETTE 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

21st SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE 
Join us for Dublin’s best kept secret! The film chosen could be anything from throughout the history of cinema, or even a preview of a hotly-anticipated upcoming release. With the Mystery Matinee, you should always expect the unexpected!

21st SUN – 16.00 | BRESSON: A GENTLE WOMAN
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

22nd MON – 18.20 | IFI FRENCH FILM CLUB: VARDA BY AGNÈS
Full of illuminating wisdom, moving stories and amusing anecdotes, Varda by Agnès is a revealing self-portrait of a pioneering figure with an uncompromising vision, a knowing attitude to her eccentric persona and a compassion and respect for people, especially those living on the margins of society. Discount for IFI and Alliance Française members.

23rd TUES – 18.20 | BRESSON: FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

23rd TUES – 20.10 | MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE + RECORDED Q&A
Special preview screening followed by a recorded Q&A with director Nick Broomfield. Featuring wonderful archival footage, the film follows their relationship from its beginnings on the island, an innocent time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to its collapse under the weight of Leonard’s growing celebrity status.

26th FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS
While the fish out of water trope is nothing new in cinema, it gets refreshed here by Daniel Mays as Danny, tough music exec extraordinaire, waylaid on a
stag weekend in a Cornish fishing village and pranked into convincing the local fishermen’s sea shanty group that they could record a hit single. Tickets €4.45.

26th – 28th | IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL 
Three days of films and fun for everyone, with titles to suit all ages and activities to keep everyone entertained. IFI Family Festival, July 26-28.

27th SAT – 15.30 | BRESSON: LANCELOT DU LAC
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

28th SUN – 16.00 | BRESSON: THE DEVIL, PROBABLY 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

30th TUES – 18.30 | BRESSON: L’ARGENT 35mm
A full retrospective of the feature films of French cinema legend Robert Bresson. July 2-30. All info here.

31st WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS
While the fish out of water trope is nothing new in cinema, it gets refreshed here by Daniel Mays as Danny, tough music exec extraordinaire, waylaid on a
stag weekend in a Cornish fishing village and pranked into convincing the local fishermen’s sea shanty group that they could record a hit single. Tickets €4.45.

31st WED – 18.30 | BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND AGENCY
This programme of experimental short works examines different facets or experiences of agency to consider what occurs when it is compromised, reclaimed, expanded or channelled elsewhere. The programme looks particularly, but not exclusively, at the role of the film protagonist and their struggle to find and maintain a fixed place as cinematic subject.


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