NOVEMBER 2018 AT THE IFI

Here’s everything we have coming up at the IFI in November 2018, including guest appearances, film club screenings and a whole bunch of new releases.

NEW RELEASES
From Friday 2nd: Black Mother, Peterloo, Some Like It Hot
From Friday 9th: Good Favour, Widows, Wildlife
From Friday 16th: Suspiria
From Friday 23rd: The Camino Voyage, Shoplifters
From Friday 30th: Disobedience, Three Identical Strangers, The Wild Pear Tree

 

4TH SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
The ultimate surprise film – it could be anything from the history of cinema and you don’t get any clues. Tickets are just €5 so take a chance!

5TH MON – 18.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: PETERLOO
Following the success of Mr. Turner (2014), Mike Leigh returns to a historical setting with this dramatisation of events surrounding the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

6TH TUES – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: PETERLOO
Following the success of Mr. Turner (2014), Mike Leigh returns to a historical setting with this dramatisation of events surrounding the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

6TH TUES – 18.00 | EVENING COURSE: AMISTAD

7TH WED – 18.30 | PETERLOO + MIKE LEIGH Q&A [SOLD OUT]
Acclaimed director Mike Leigh joins us for a special screening of his epic new drama.

7TH WED – 18.30 | FEAST YOUR EYES: SOME LIKE IT HOT
Our monthly choice of a film followed by a specially created main course. The menu will include a choice of Philly Cheese Steak with Sweet Potato Fries, New England Clam Chowder, or Waldorf Salad. Tickets cost €20, free list suspended.

7TH WED – 18.50 | IRISH FOCUS: THIS IS NICHOLAS + Q&A
This is a brave and inspirational piece of work, made with clarity and insight by an insider, to greatly enhance our understanding of Asperger Syndrome. Includes a Q&A with director Nicholas Ryan-Purcell.

8TH THUR – 18.15 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: MISSISSIPPI BURNING
Head of the National Film School and documentary filmmaker Rónán Ó Muirthile has selected Alan Parker’s searing drama for our November Bigger Picture slot. Released thirty years ago and set in 1964, the film’s race relations theme has contemporary relevance in today’s Black Lives Matter climate.

9TH FRI – 18.15 | GOOD FAVOUR + Q&A
Secluded deep in the forests of Central Europe, a strictly devout Christian community is suffering a crisis of faith following a series of unsettling incidents and a devastating loss. When a young man stumbles onto their compound, the group seeks answers from the stranger. Director Rebecca Daly joins us for a Q&A.

10TH SAT – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: WIDOWS
When a botched heist kills Chicago gang boss Rawlins (Liam Neeson) and his crew, his devastated wife Veronica (Viola Davis) is left to pick up the pieces in Steve McQueen’s taut, gripping crime thriller. Blackmailed by a rival criminal into paying off her late husband’s debts, Veronica recruits the widows of the slain crew in a bid to pull off a dangerous robbery. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

11TH SUN – 15.30 | IFI & SCIENCE WEEK: LET THERE BE LIGHT
This incredible documentary chronicles the work of the passionate scientists who are struggling to make the breakthrough that could alter the course of human history – creating an artificial sun here on Earth. Includes an introduction by Professor Miles Turner, Director of the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology.

12TH MON – 18.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: SALLY’S IRISH ROGUE
Directed by Englishman George Pollock (of the popular Miss Marple series), this early Ardmore production was one of the few Irish-made films of the 1950s to get an American release, due perhaps to the popularity of its star, Julie Harris, fresh from her role opposite James Dean in East of Eden. Written by the ever-reliable duo Blanaid Irvine and Patrick Kirwan and with a terrific cast of Abbey actors featuring the comic genius of Harry Brogan and Marie Kean, this rarely-seen comedy is an unmissable delight.

13TH TUES – 18.30 | EVENING COURSE: SHORT FILMS AND MUSIC: MAURICE SEEZER SELECTS

14TH WED | IFI FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
Ireland’s largest French cultural event, now in its 19th year, will run for twelve days at the IFI from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 25th November. Featuring 19 Irish premières, the festival will welcome special guests Cédric Kahn, Claire Burger, Andréa Bescond, and Eric Métayer. Tickets are now on sale.

15TH THUR – 18.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: WIDOWS
When a botched heist kills Chicago gang boss Rawlins (Liam Neeson) and his crew, his devastated wife Veronica (Viola Davis) is left to pick up the pieces in Steve McQueen’s taut, gripping crime thriller. Blackmailed by a rival criminal into paying off her late husband’s debts, Veronica recruits the widows of the slain crew in a bid to pull off a dangerous robbery. Presented with Open Captions for the hearing impaired.

17TH SAT – 17.45 | IFI & FESTIVAL OF POLITICS: WHEN THE WAR COMES
Director Jan Gebert portrays a leader on the rise and touches on the very topical themes of nationalism and the mechanism of power.

25TH SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, FRIENDS FOR LIFE
The hugely successful French family film trilogy, adapted from the much-loved novel by Cécile Aubry, features young Sebastian and his rescued dog, the Great Pyrenean, Belle. Having won many hearts with the first two stories of adventure and bravery, this final chapter sees the 12-year-old boy deciding not to follow his father to Canada, so he can stay in snow-covered Saint Martine to watch over Belle and her three new pups.

28TH WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: SOME LIKE IT HOT
So many reasons exist for repeat viewings of this classic screwball comedy. Consistently nominated funniest film ever with its one-liner filled dialogue, it displays magical on-screen chemistry between the three leads: Marilyn Monroe as the singer/rich husband hunter, and Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as the musicians who join the girl band to escape the mob. Over 55s only, tickets €4.25 + free tea or coffee.

28TH WED – 18.10 | IFI FILM CLUB: SHOPLIFTERS
Hirokazu Koreeda returns with another brilliantly observed and deeply moving drama of working-class lives, a worthy winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Join us for a chat about the film with IFI staff.

30TH FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: SOME LIKE IT HOT
So many reasons exist for repeat viewings of this classic screwball comedy. Consistently nominated funniest film ever with its one-liner filled dialogue, it displays magical on-screen chemistry between the three leads: Marilyn Monroe as the singer/rich husband hunter, and Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as the musicians who join the girl band to escape the mob. Over 55s only, tickets €4.25 + free tea or coffee.


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