SEPTEMBER 2019 AT THE IFI

Everything new coming to the Irish Film Institute during September 2019.

NEW RELEASES
From Friday September 6th: Aniara, Rojo 
From Friday September 13th: Extra Ordinary, For Sama, Midnight Cowboy, Phoenix
From Friday September 20th: The Farewell
From Friday September 27th: The Goldfinch 

12TH THU – 19.30 | NT LIVE: FLEABAG 
See the award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live from London’s West End and starring Phoebe-Waller Bridge.

13th FRI – 18.20 | EXTRA ORDINARY + Q&A
An hilarious new Irish comedy about a driving instructor (Maeve Higgins) who also happens to be able to commune with the dead. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with star Higgins and directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.

14th SAT – 15.15 | FOR SAMA + PANEL DISCUSSION
An intimate yet epic journey into the female experience of the war in Syria. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion in association with the Irish Syria Solidarity Movement. Panelists will include Dr Mustafa Alachkar; Mohammad Debhishma; Leonie O’Dowd from the Irish Syria Solidarity Movement; and Ronan Tynan, director of Syria: The Impossible Revolution.

16th MON – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: PHOENIX
A powerful drama about a teenage girl desperately trying to hold her fractured family together. Presented with Hard of Hearing subtitles.

16th MON – 20.30 | NT LIVE ENCORE: FLEABAG
See the award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live from London’s West End and starring Phoebe-Waller Bridge.

17th TUE – 18.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: FOR SAMA
An intimate yet epic journey into the female experience of the war in Syria, For Sama is an emotionally wrenching account of a contemporary atrocity. Presented with Hard of Hearing subtitles.

17th TUE – 18.30 | FROM THE VAULTS: YOUNG CASSIDY
Australian Rod Taylor turns in a muscular performance as Cassidy, bedding a series of women (including Maggie Smith and Julie Christie), and swaggering through his encounters with Lady Gregory (an imperious turn by Dame Edith Evans) and W.B. Yeats (Michael Redgrave). The screening will be introduced by Dr Charles Barr.

18th WED – 18.30 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: PHOENIX
A powerful drama about a teenage girl desperately trying to hold her fractured family together. Presented with Hard of Hearing subtitles.

18th WED – 20.30 | NT LIVE ENCORE: FLEABAG
See the award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live from London’s West End and starring Phoebe-Waller Bridge.

19th THURS – 16.20 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: FOR SAMA
An intimate yet epic journey into the female experience of the war in Syria, For Sama is an emotionally wrenching account of a contemporary atrocity. Presented with Hard of Hearing subtitles.

19th THURS – 20.30 | HORRORTHON PREVIEW: RABID
Fresh from its world premiere at Frightfest in London, David Cronenberg’s classic 70s chiller gets a new twist from the Soska sisters for 2019. Come along to get a sneak peak at the upcoming programme for IFI Horrorthon, coming our way in October.

20th FRI – 18.15 | IRISH FOCUS: THE BLIZZARDS: BEHIND THE MUSIC
The Blizzards star in this fun mockumentary send up of the music industry, featuring contributions from Kodaline, Wheatus, Amy Huberman and Laura Whitmore. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeff Doyle, The Blizzards and band manager Duncan Browne. The band will then play a short acoustic set.

20th FRI – IFI & CULTURE NIGHT 2019: SHORT AND SWEET
The Irish Film Institute invites you to join us for our annual exploration of short films preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive. Three programmes of family-friendly Irish films, dating from the 1950s to the present day, provide a glimpse into the history of Irish society through the window of Irish film. Free but ticketed.

21st SAT – 20.00 | DUNE 70MM
Frank Herbert’s classic novel explodes onto the screen in a visually stunning adaptation by David Lynch. You’ve never seen anything quite like Dune and experiencing it in 70mm is the ultimate trip inside Lynch’s mind!

22nd SUN – 13.00 | MYSTERY MATINEE
The ultimate surprise film returns with no clues and tickets are just €5.20!

22nd SUN – 15.30 | IFI & AEMI: MARGARET SALMON + Q&A
Born in Suffern, New York, Margaret Salmon is an internationally acclaimed artist filmmaker who lives and works in Scotland. In this programme of some of her most recent films, focus rests on the often strange and mysterious interplay she captures so evocatively between the human and natural world. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Margaret Salmon.

23rd MON – 18.40 | FEAST YOUR EYES: THE FAREWELL
Every month we pair a new release with a specially devised main course from the IFI Café Bar. This month’s film choice is Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, in which a Chinese-American family organise a celebration with their elderly grandmother. Tickets for the Feast Your Eyes screening on Monday 23rd at 18.40 cost €21.

25th WED – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: LATE NIGHT
A funny, observant and topical comedy drama starring Emma Thompson as a top late night TV host and Mindy Kaling as a new writer hired to punch up the show. Over 55s film club, tickets €4.45.

25th WED | IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
From September 25th to 29th, join us for five days which celebrate the best in documentary filmmaking from around the world! 5 films for €50 available in person at the Box Office only.

27th FRI – 11.00 | WILD STRAWBERRIES: LATE NIGHT
A funny, observant and topical comedy drama starring Emma Thompson as a top late night TV host and Mindy Kaling as a new writer hired to punch up the show. Over 55s film club, tickets €4.45.

28th SAT – 13.00 | OPEN CAPTIONED SCREENING: THE GOLDFINCH
Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, published in 2013, comes to the screen from Irish director John Crowley (Brooklyn), with a cast including Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright and Luke Wilson. The film centres on Theodore Decker, whose life is irrevocably altered as a teenager following an explosion in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

29th SUN – 11.00 | IFI FAMILY: THE GRUFFALO & THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD
As autumn creeps in, it’s time to snuggle down with some favourite stories and none better than these gorgeous animations of the much-loved picture books by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler. Tickets: €5.00 per person, €15.00 family ticket. Age Recommendation: 4+.

30th MON – 18.20 | HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN
This remarkable film, coinciding with Motown’s 60th anniversary and made with the participation of its visionary founder Berry Gordy, charts the creation and incredible success of the legendary label against a backdrop of the racial tensions in America and the burgeoning civil rights movement.

29th MON – 18.30 | THE BIGGER PICTURE: FARGO
Joel and Ethan Coen made a move into the big leagues with their 1996 drama/comedy/thriller featuring an Oscar winning turn from Frances McDormand and more memorable scenes than we can name. The screening will be introduced by writer and film critic Esther McCarthy.

 


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