Transition Year

To book IFI Education events please contact Richard or Aoife on 01 679 5744 or schools@irishfilm.ie. 

Find out about each of this year’s TY screenings by clicking the subjects below:

TY FILM STUDIES

HISTORY

MUSIC

BUSINESS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ART

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TY FILM STUDIES

If you are introducing film to your TY students, these choices offer rich content for exploration of themes, production values and film culture.

The Hate U Give (Preview) 
Oct 18 – 10.30 (rated 12A)
Highly anticipated adaptation of the best-selling YA novel by Angie Thomas. Prompted to write by the police shooting of African-American Oscar Grant, Thomas focuses on 16-year old-Starr Carter who, while navigating between her private prep school and her disadvantaged home neighbourhood, is spurred to activism after she witnesses police shooting her friend, Khalil.
Preview in association with 20th Century Fox Ltd.

Michael Inside 
Jan 16 – 10.30 (rated 15A) 
Director Frank Berry’s exceptional drama concerning an 18-year-old man who gets caught holding drugs. In prison, he becomes an easy target for kingpin David and learns the hard way how the system inside works. The gripping plot, which draws on questions of recidivism, justice, friendship and control. Director Frank Berry will introduce the screening at the IFI.
ALSO SHOWING AT: Cork Film Festival (9-18 Nov) 021 427 1711

Love, Simon
Nov 20 – 10.30 (rated 12A) 
This funny, tender drama is one of the first mainstream teen films centred on Boy-Meets-Boy. High school student Simon is in the closet when he falls for a blogger who comes out online. Once the class bully finds Simon’s emails and threatens blackmail, he knows it won’t be long before everyone knows the truth. Before the screening, Bella Fitzpatrick of ShoutOut will talk about LGBT+ issues and their work with teens.

Lady Bird 
Jan 23 – 10.30 (rated 15A) 
Saoirse Ronan gives an Oscar-nominated performance as artistically-inclined Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson who is pining for college, freedom and adventure. As Lady Bird’s fractured relationship with her mother comes to the fore, new romance and friendships reveal themselves in this tender portrayal of a young woman and the close relationships that come to define her.
Science Gallery Workshop – INTIMACY (Jan 23)
What is intimacy? What role does it play in our lives and our relationships with those around us? Visit Science Gallery Dublin to explore and discuss how we connect and interact through a guided tour and fun workshop in the context of their current exhibition, INTIMACY. Workshop spaces are limited. Booking Through IFI Education on 01 679 5744 or schools@irishfilm.ie

Get Out
Oct 25 – 10.30 (rated 15A) 
Chris, an African-American, goes to meet his girlfriend Rose’s privileged white parents for the weekend. Chris’s internal uneasiness at his hosts’ condescending attitude mounts as a seemingly harmless party gives way to more ominous behaviour. Taking a surreal look at modern day racial tensions, Get Out is an excellent, Oscar-winning example of how horror and comedy can be used to explore societal anxieties.

HISTORY

Platoon
No 21 – 10.30 (rated 15A) 
Exploration of the dehumanising effects of war, rooted in Oliver Stone’s own experiences and in countless post-war testimonies. For students studying the Vietnam War under the Johnson administration, the film is an excellent account of the effects of the President’s decisions on the ground

Black ’47
Dec 11 – 10.30 (rated 15A) 
An Irish ranger flees the British Army in 1847 to return home to the west of Ireland and discovers his family starving in the midst of the Great Famine. This boldly-told thriller boasts gripping set pieces and is sure to provoke discussion among students about portraying Irish history on screen.
Also showing at: Cork Film Festival (9-18 Nov) 021 427 1711

MUSIC

Bohemian Rhapsody
Oct 24 – 10.15 (rated 12A)
Bohemian Rhapsody follows the iconic rock band Queen as they record their biggest songs and perform their most legendary shows, including a stunning recreation of their 1985 Live Aid concert. Featuring a superb lead performance from Rami Malek, this long-awaited biopic is a must-see for students of music.
Members of official tribute act Queen Extravaganza will attend our special preview on October 24th for a short Q&A about Queen’s music and working in the music industry. Preview in association with 20th Century Fox Ltd.

BUSINESS

Westwood: Punk, Icon Activist
Nov 14, Jan 22 – 10.30 (rated 15A)
Credited by many as having created the look of punk in the 1970s, designer Vivienne Westwood is an undisputed icon of the British fashion world. With archive footage and interviews with associates, we are introduced to a true rebel, an entrepreneur and advocate for environmental and social issues.
Entrepreneur and activist Norah Casey will introduce the screening on November 14th.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Katie
Mar 26 – 10.30 (rated 12A) 
After a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Irish boxer, Katie Taylor turned professional. This revealing documentary follows Taylor as she attempts to get back on track following that major blow to her career. Students of PE will find much to discuss including gender in sport, going professional, and planning for optimum performance.

ART

McQueen
Nov 7 – 10.30 (rated 15A)
Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer and couturier who excelled and excited with his tailoring, theatricality and the sheer bravura of his collections. His life cut short by suicide, this documentary traces his career, with footage from some of his most famous and provocative shows.
Please note that this film contains strong language and references to sexual violence.
Junk Kouture 2019: Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs from everyday junk. Sara Ryan, Chief Operations Officer of Junk Kouture, will introduce our screening and present a former winner and their costume.


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