MAY AT THE IFI

Read on for a full run-down of our events at the IFI for May 2018!

NEW RELEASES
From May 4th: A Cambodian Spring, Lean on Pete, Tully
From May 11th: Look Back in Anger, Redoubtable, The Young Karl Marx
From May 18th: The Colour of Pomegranates, Filmworker, Jeune Femme
From May 25th: The Breadwinner, On Chesil Beach, Zama

2ND WED | IFI & ADIFF: CAREERS DAY
Careers in Film Day is an innovative one-day programme of events aimed at second-level students who are interested in working as part of the film industry. The day will offer insights into the diverse range of film professions, while academic staff and students from college courses will be on hand to offer guidance and advice.

2ND WED – 18.30 | IFI & AEMI & DOUGLAS HYDE GALLERY: IN FOCUS: TAMARA HENDERSON
aemi have curated a screening of works featuring three recent 16mm films by Canadian artist Tamara Henderson. Alongside those films are two additional 16mm films by Matthias Müller and sisters Ute and Detel Aurand. Tamara Henderson will attend this screening.

4TH FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES & BEALTAINE: SULLY
Tom Hanks stars in Clint Eastwood’s dramatic retelling of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ and the pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who saved 155 lives. Tickets: €4.25.

5TH SAT – 18.30 | ROCK’N’ROLL CINEMA: U2: DREAM OUT LOUD
Dream Out Loud illuminates the extraordinary connection U2 fans share with their music, the band and each other for four decades. Dublin premiere.

6TH SUN – 12.45 | EFA: YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD: HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION
An Irish film jury will be taking part in the EFA Young Audience Award 2018, and one film on the list is Hobbyhorse Revolution: an expose of the strange and wonderful world of real-life hobbyhorse riders.

7TH MON – 18.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: TULLY
Oscar-winner Charlize Theron stars in this new film from the team behind Juno and Young Adult which is all about a modern mother trying to cope with the strain of multiple young children. Presented with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

8TH TUES – 16.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: TULLY
Oscar-winner Charlize Theron stars in this new film from the team behind Juno and Young Adult which is all about a modern mother trying to cope with the strain of multiple young children. Presented with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

8TH TUES – 18.30 | IRISH FOCUS: BIAFRA (FORGOTTEN MISSION) + Q&A
The film brings together eyewitness accounts and a rich tapestry of film archive to present a remarkable episode in the history of Ireland and Nigeria, now wiped from the public memory of both countries. Directors Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton will be present at this screening.

9TH WED – 18.15 | IFI FILM CLUB: TULLY
Join us for a discussion about the new film starring Charlize Theron.

11TH FRI – 18.30 | IFI FRENCH FILM CLUB: REDOUBTABLE
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) tackles a key moment in the life of iconic French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, played by Louis Garrel. Tickets for IFI and Alliance Française members for the 18.30 screening on Friday 11th cost just €7.50.

12TH SAT – 13.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: IFI & ABBEY THEATRE: LADY GREGORY
This event consists of a programme of short films, a panel discussion on the life and legacy of Lady Gregory and a screening of John Ford’s The Rising of the Moon. Full day ticket €15.

12TH SAT – 16.00 | TRUST NO ONE: Z
Inspired by the killing of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963, Costa-Gavras’s exhilarating, brilliantly directed third feature focuses on the aftermath of a similar assassination of a politician leading the opposition to a right-wing government.

13TH SUN – 16.00 | TRUST NO ONE: THE DAY OF THE JACKAL
Fred Zinnemann’s adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s 1971 novel, itself inspired by an actual 1962 attempt on De Gaulle’s life, is a classic of suspense cinema with a career-defining performance from Edward Fox as the elusive Jackal.

15TH TUES – 18.30 | FAKE VIEWS: CERTIFIED COPY
Juliette Binoche plays an antiques dealer in Tuscany; she attends a talk by a British writer (played by Opera singer William Shimell) which addresses issues of authenticity in the art world – why do we ascribe such value to original works when they are indistinguishable from counterfeits – a question that underpins much of what is to follow in Kiarostami’s intriguing puzzle.

16TH WED – 18.15 | TRUST NO ONE: THE FLIGHT
Dismayed by East German state bureaucracy, Dr Schmidt (Armin Mueller-Stahl) seeks the help of an underground faction to assist in his escape to the west.

16TH WED – 20.30 | STORIES FROM THE HALF LIGHT: THE FILMS OF PETER HUTTON
Boston guitarist/composer Chris Brokaw and Dublin guitarist/composer Matthew Nolan present an evening exploring the silent films of experimental filmmaker Peter Hutton (1944-2016).

17TH THURS – 18.30 | IFI & BLIAIN NA GAEILGE 2018: CAOINEADH AIRT UI LAOIRE
Continuing our 2018 focus on Irish language productions, Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoire, Bob Quinn’s first Irish language feature, uses the story of the 18th century Irish rebel Art O’Leary to examine questions of national identity, Irish culture and the nature of history itself.

19TH SAT – 13.30 | FAKE VIEWS: CATFISH
Directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sense a story unfolding as they begin to film the life of Ariel’s brother Nev, a photographer and avid social networker. Their project begins when Nev receives a mysterious package from an eight-year-old girl called Abby; Nev is charmed and immediately begins a Facebook correspondence. The reality thriller that then unfolds is an alarming product of our times.

19TH SAT – 16.00 | TRUST NO ONE: INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION
Director Elio Petri’s supremely stylish, blackly humorous exposé of endemic police corruption in Italian society boasts a magnetic performance from his regular lead Gian Maria Volontè, and was named Best Foreign Language Film at the 1971 Academy Awards.

20TH SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
Our surprise film is back. It could be any feature from the entire history of cinema – one that was finished a month or a century ago – and you only need to grab a €5 ticket to find out!

20TH SUN – 16.00 | TRUST NO ONE: THE PARALLAX VIEW
When witnesses to the assassination of a presidential candidate begin to mysteriously disappear, journalist Joe Frady (Warren Beatty) goes undercover in an investigation that leads him to the Parallax Corporation, a shadowy entity involved in the recruitment and training of professional hit men.

23RD WED – 18.30 | TRUST NO ONE: STATE OF SIEGE
A landmark political thriller, Costa-Gavras’s State of Siege reflected growing mistrust at US interventions overseas. Yves Montand plays Philip Michael Santore, a CIA operative covertly advising the government of an unnamed pro-US Latin American country on torture techniques.

25TH FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: A MAN CALLED OVE
There are grumpy old men, and then there’s Ove. Though not that old, he’s certainly grumpy. Based on the bestselling Swedish novel by Fredrik Backman, Ove feels that life is no longer worthwhile since losing his job and his wife’s death. However, interruptions by unruly neighbours keep disrupting his suicide attempts. Tickets: €5.

25TH FRI – 16.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: ON CHESIL BEACH
Ian McEwan’s celebrated novella of newlyweds Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle) is sensitively brought to the screen by director Dominic Cooke. The film opens in 1962 on the day of their wedding; staying in a Dorset hotel on the titular beach, they nervously circle the inevitable intimacy that the day demands. Presented with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

25TH FRI – 20.00 | IFI & IRISH LITERARY FESTIVAL DUBLIN : ALICE+ NEIL GAIMIN IN CONVERSATION
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

26TH SAT – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY & ILDF: MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Presented in association with the International Literature Festival Dublin 2018, this gorgeous anime features flame-haired Mary, a brave, bold girl who gets the gift of magic. With an intro by author ER Murray.

26TH SAT – 13.30 | FAKE VIEWS: TIM’S VERMEER
17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer created astonishingly beautiful paintings that foreground the minutiae of everyday lives with incredible detail. Entrepreneur and inventor Tim Jenison puts his insatiable curiosity and considerable financial largesse to the task of physically recreating the conditions under which Vermeer worked to create an exact replica of the artist’s painting ‘The Music Lesson’.

26TH SAT – 16.00 | TRUST NO ONE: THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHERINA BLUM
Life begins to unravel for young Katherina Blum (Angela Winkler) after she spends the night with an alleged terrorist, immediately becoming the victim of an unremitting campaign of police surveillance and harassment.

27TH SUN – 16.00 | TRUST NO ONE: THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR
Robert Redford’s fourth collaboration with director Sydney Pollack is a classic example of the paranoid conspiracy thrillers that proliferated in the wake of Watergate. Redford plays unassuming CIA researcher Joe Turner who returns from lunch one day to find everyone in his department has been shot and killed.

29TH TUES – 13.00 | IRISH LANGUAGE SCREENING: THE BREADWINNER 
The award-winning new film from Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), The Breadwinner, will screen in its Irish-language version, An Saothraí.

29TH TUES – 18.15 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: ON CHESIL BEACH
Ian McEwan’s celebrated novella of newlyweds Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle) is sensitively brought to the screen by director Dominic Cooke. The film opens in 1962 on the day of their wedding; staying in a Dorset hotel on the titular beach, they nervously circle the inevitable intimacy that the day demands. Presented with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

29TH TUES – 18.45 | FEAST YOUR EYES: THE BREADWINNER
The new film from Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) is the story of a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan who is forced to leave her home to seek out food when her father is arrested. Get your movie ticket and a specially prepared main course for just €20.

30TH WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: A MAN CALLED OVE
There are grumpy old men, and then there’s Ove. Though not that old, he’s certainly grumpy. Based on the bestselling Swedish novel by Fredrik Backman, Ove feels that life is no longer worthwhile since losing his job and his wife’s death. However, interruptions by unruly neighbours keep disrupting his suicide attempts. Tickets: €5.

30TH WED – 18.30 | TRUST NO ONE: KNIFE IN THE HEAD
Caught in the crossfire at a raid on a left-wing rally, apolitical scientist Hoffman (Bruno Ganz) is critically injured with lingering memory loss. Smeared as a terrorist by the police who almost killed him and hailed as a hero by other groups, Hoffman’s journey of rehabilitation and investigation into the truth of what happened to him leads to a fateful confrontation with the authorities.

31ST THUR – 18.20 | IRISH LANGUAGE SCREENING: THE BREADWINNER
The award-winning new film from Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), The Breadwinner, will screen in its Irish-language version, An Saothraí.

31ST THUR – 18.30 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: WHAT’S UP DOC
Fresh from the success of The Last Picture Show, Warner Bros asked Peter Bogdanovich to direct something with Barbra Streisand, so he took his idea of ‘a professor and a dizzy dame’ to some high-calibre writers. The result is this gag-filled, whirlwind of a comedy, filled with chaos and one-liners. Introduced by Festival Director of the ADIFF Gráinne Humphreys.

 


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