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The Art of Loving- The Story of Michalina Wislocka Official Trailer
 
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Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.
Views: 56477 Irish Film Institute
The Man Who Wanted To Fly Official Trailer
 
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Opening at the IFI on March 29th 2019 including a filmmaker Q&A! https://ifi.ie/man-who-wanted-to-fly/ Bobby Coote, 80-something Cavan bachelor, lives next door to his brother, Ernie, and spends his days pottering about, fixing clocks, making violins from old furniture and zipping about the countryside on his motorbike. But despite his apparent contentment he has never lost sight of a lifelong dream – to take to the skies. Securing the help of his neighbour Sean, and to the derision of Ernie, Bobby sets about building a runway and a hangar and investing his life savings in his own private flying machine. Inviting us into the quiet hinterland of the Irish border, we are wholly captivated by a gently eccentric character and his friends who are determined to realise a crazy dream at any cost. In this debut feature, award-winning journalist and playwright Frank Shouldice has created a truly uplifting and joyful piece of cinema.
Views: 3081 Irish Film Institute
The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid Official Trailer
 
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Opening at the IFI on October 19th 2018: https://ifi.ie/film/the-lonely-battle-of-thomas-reid/ An eccentric north Kildare cattle farmer campaigns for his rights against the planning decisions of the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in Feargal Ward’s beautifully nuanced documentary.
Views: 5223 Irish Film Institute
Utoya Official Trailer
 
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Opening at the IFI on Oct 26th 2018 - https://ifi.ie/film/utoya-july-22/ With great integrity and sensitivity, director Erik Poppe tackles the harrowing events of July 22nd, 2011, where 69 people, mostly teenagers, were slaughtered on the Norwegian island of Utøya. Poppe’s approach is to focus on the victims, allowing almost no screen time for mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.
Views: 28945 Irish Film Institute
Thich Nhat Hanh On the Present Moment - Walk With Me
 
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Thich Nhat Hanh reflects on the present moment in a clip from new documentary Walk With Me, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Opening exclusively at the IFI in Ireland from Friday January 5th. http://ifi.ie/walk-with-me
Views: 3872 Irish Film Institute
Primer (2004) Official Trailer
 
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The official trailer for indie sci-fi film Primer, first released in 2004. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who also stars. See it back in cinemas at the IFI as part of the Dark Skies festival of Science Fact and Fiction on Friday 14th July 2017 at 18.40 Info: http://ifi.ie/dark-skies-primer/
Views: 75560 Irish Film Institute
Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer to Never Play Football  Trailer
 
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One screening only at the IFI August 4th 2018: https://ifi.ie/kaiser The most incredible untold story in soccer history. Carlos Kaiser had a 26-year career at some of the most iconic clubs in world soccer, living the life of a sporting superstar – but never set foot onto the pitch. Only now, in this documentary, can the full story be told.
Views: 18195 Irish Film Institute
Revolution in Colour - Colourisation comparison with Michael Collins
 
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A look at the process of bringing scenes from early 20th century Ireland to life like never before through a painstaking colourisation process. This is a clip from Revolution in Colour directed by Martin Dwan which plays at the Irish Film Institute on Monday the 17th of April 2017 at 14.00. More info: http://ifi.ie/irish-focus-revolution-in-colour/ Colourisation by West Wing Studios.
Views: 3252 Irish Film Institute
Kaiser! Clip:  He Got Around
 
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One screening only at the IFI August 4th 2018: https://ifi.ie/kaiser The most incredible untold story in soccer history. Carlos Kaiser had a 26-year career at some of the most iconic clubs in world soccer, living the life of a sporting superstar – but never set foot onto the pitch. Only now, in this documentary, can the full story be told.
Views: 3339 Irish Film Institute
The Camino Voyage Official Trailer
 
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Playing at the IFI from November 23rd 2018 https://ifi.ie/camino-voyage There will be a Q&A screening with members of cast and crew on November 28th at 18.30. A crew including musicians Glen Hansard and Brendan Begley, artist Liam Holden, stonemason Brendan Moriarty, and the late writer and poet Danny Sheehy embark on a voyage to the Camino by sea. Together they take their naomhóg, a traditional boat they built themselves, on a gruelling 2,500km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. Pulling into coastal towns and villages en route, camping, cooking and nursing their blisters, this eclectic crew forged many new relationships, surprising those they met with the simplicity of their vessel and inspiring them with their courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry and song. Dónal Ó Céilleachair’s uplifting and extraordinarily beautiful film celebrates this expedition which, in the words of the late Danny Sheehy, led to the ‘deepening and renewing of friendships, creativity and spirituality’.
Views: 2963 Irish Film Institute
Bruce Campbell on dubbing Liam Neeson in Darkman
 
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Bruce Campbell popped into the IFI for a great Q&A session and chatted about the time he worked on some extra voicework for Sam Raimi's Darkman starring Irishman Liam Neeson.
Views: 1745 Irish Film Institute
BARGAINTOWN Trailer. Opens exclusively at the IFI on 4th December
 
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This film opens on December 4th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 30th. EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI† Bargaintown is a prescient meditation on urban decay made by a young German filmmaker in Dublin in 1988. Featuring interviews with antique dealers, barbers and barmen, it is a record of the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, years before the Celtic Tiger changed its very fabric. Highlights include an auction at Tormey Brothers, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen's Club on Wellington Quay, and performances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley. The film was rapturously received at its recent Dublin premiere at the IFI Documentary Festival 2015. (Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn) This digital restoration from 16mm negative elements has been supported by the IFI and by the Goethe-Institut Ireland. www.ifi.ie/bargaintown
Views: 4205 Irish Film Institute
Membership at the IFI
 
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Some of our members explain why they love being an IFI Member! Join the best film club in town for only €35 (or €20 for concessions) and get CHEAPER tickets, DISCOUNTS, BONUS loyalty points on sign up and DOUBLE loyalty points for each purchase that add up to FREE tickets, the chance to win tickets to a monthly FREE preview & much more! More details: http://www.ifi.ie/membership/ Or choose to further support the IFI as an IFI Friend, starting at €120, and get even more benefits. More details: http://www.ifi.ie/friends Video by Terrific Films ( http://www.twitter.com/TerrificFilms ) Music: 'The Scale Beam' by Spread It Across The Sky ( http://spreaditacrossthesky.bandcamp.com ) Find us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IrishFilmInstitute Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IFI_Dub Website: http://www.ifi.ie We would like to thank the many members who gave their time during the making of this video. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 6. Learn more about our work here: http://www.ifi.ie/about/
Views: 2178 Irish Film Institute
Glamour of Galway 1957- IFI Player
 
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Galway old and new, is captured in glorious colour in this 1957 Bord Fáilte (now Fáilte Ireland) tourism film produced and directed by Colm Ó Laoghaire . Watch in full here: http://ifiplayer.ie/glamour-of-galway/ With kind permission of Fáilte Ireland.
Views: 4653 Irish Film Institute
Neil Gaiman on his Words to Build Worlds
 
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Neil Gaimain talks about the words he uses to build his worlds in a discussion at the Irish Film Institute as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin. Recorded at the IFI on May 25th 2018.
Views: 1646 Irish Film Institute
GAA Hurling Gold 2 Trailer
 
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All Ireland Hurling Final Highlights: 1960-1968 NOW AVAILABLE priced €14.99 (+p&p) at the IFI Film Shop, online at www.ifibooking.ie and from all good DVD stores in Ireland. Relive your county's past hurling glories with GAA Hurling Gold 2. This was a decade dominated by Tipperary, who appear on this DVD 7 times, with competition coming from Kilkenny & Wexford who each feature 4 times. This compilation includes rare footage of some of the greatest players ever to lift the camán, - Tipperary's John Doyle can be seen equalling Christy Ring's record of winning 8 All Irelands in the 1965 match - believed lost until it was recently discovered in the IFI Irish Film Archive; also featured is Dublin's last appearance in an All Ireland Hurling Final in 1961, and Cork's magnificent 1966 win under Gerry McCarthy, after a decade in the doldrums. These matches were filmed by the National Film Institute (now the IFI) and are preserved by the IFI Irish Film Archive. This DVD features 1960 Wexford v Tipperary 1961 Tipperary v Dublin 1962 Tipperary v Wexford 1963 Kilkenny v Waterford 1964 Tipperary v Kilkenny 1965 Tipperary v Wexford 1966 Cork v Kilkenny 1967 Kilkenny v Tipperary 1968 Wexford v Tipperary
Views: 1443 Irish Film Institute
Pickups Premiere - Aidan Gillen & Jamie Thraves at the IFI
 
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The Pickups premiere at the IFI, with a post-screening Q&A with star Aidan Gillen and director Jamie Thraves, hosted by filmmaker Conor Horgan. Screening as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.
Views: 3043 Irish Film Institute
IFI Irish Film Archive Preservation Fund
 
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Saoirse Ronan is digitally transported into a century of Irish films to launch the IFI Irish Film Archive Preservation Fund -- a major new initiative to secure the future of Ireland's film heritage. Visit http://www.ifi.ie/support/donations/ and donate TODAY! The IFI Irish Film Archive is custodian of one of Ireland's most remarkable resources -- our nation's film. The IFI collection spans over one hundred years of stories from everyday life to the great achievements of Ireland's filmmakers on the global stage. Collectively this material tells Ireland's cultural, social and political life over the last century... as well as a record of Irish film culture. Our archive building in Temple Bar has reached capacity. Critically, we cannot accept any more material, meaning that precious collections are in danger of being lost. We crucially need to build a new Preservation Centre and therefore have developed an innovative partnership which allows us to do this on campus at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. We need your help The IFI Irish Film Archive Preservation and Research Centre at NUIM is ready to go, and was on track for completion in 2011. Because of recent funding cutbacks our planned delivery of the new custom-built Centre has been stalled until we raise funds to meet the shortfall in our budget. So we are asking the film community, our friends and partners to help us collectively fund the shortfall of €300,000 by Spring 2012, thereby enabling us to realise the IFI Irish Film Archive Preservation and Research Centre, save this national treasure, and ensure that future generations can continue to learn from, and enjoy, Ireland's moving image heritage. For online donations, follow the link: http://www.ifibooking.ie/donate.tpl Video Credits: Written by Nick Kelly, Directed by Richard Chaney & Nick Kelly Twitter: https://twitter.com/IFI_Dub https://www.facebook.com/IrishFilmInstitute
Views: 14170 Irish Film Institute
Whitney Official Trailer
 
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Special preview with director Kevin MacDonald Q&A at the IFI on July 3rd 2018. Opening July 6th. https://ifi.ie/whitney/ Notes: The extraordinary and tragic life of Whitney Houston is explored with great insight and subtlety by Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald (One Day in September, 1999; Touching The Void, 2003) in this richly contextualised portrait that digs deeper than most biopics in an effort to understand the causes that led to the singer’s destructive co-dependent relationships and lifelong substance abuse. With extensive access to family, friends and collaborators, MacDonald’s portrait of the artist is a layered, three dimensional experience, the investigative rigour he brings to bear on the material being underpinned by a deep respect and admiration for his prodigiously talented subject.
Views: 1204 Irish Film Institute
An Evening With Bruce Campbell - Full Q&A
 
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Bruce Campbell at the IFI - March 15th 2018. Including a reading from his new book Hail to the Chin and a Q&A with the audience about his career and work on films like Evil Dead and Spider-Man.
Views: 5356 Irish Film Institute
Loro Official Trailer
 
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Opening at the IFI on April 19th: https://ifi.ie/loro/ 2008’s Il Divo, a biopic of former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti, remains one of Paolo Sorrentino’s most critically and commercially successful films. A decade later, he has returned to politics, this time focusing on the career of Silvio Berlusconi, who perhaps more than any other offers a multitude of possible narratives, many of his own creation, set amid Felliniesque excesses similar to those depicted in The Great Beauty (2013). Released in Italy as two films, this version combines material from both into a single feature. It follows two main threads. In the first, a young, regional businessman who uses escorts to bribe and corrupt local officials seeks access to Rome and Berlusconi, hoping to acquire greater power, while the second sees Berlusconi (Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo, bearing a truly unsettling grin) battling personal and political difficulties.
Views: 1689 Irish Film Institute
Cannes 2014: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Q&A
 
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The pres-screening Q&A with cast & crew of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival with Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, Ciaran Hinds and Viola Davis. Video by Ross Keane / IFI
Views: 1682 Irish Film Institute
An Interview with Hugo Weaving
 
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As Black 47 opens at the IFI we go the chance to chat with Australian superstar Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, The Lord of the Rings) about working on the Irish feature and on the first film about the Irish Famine. Black 47 is out not at the Irish Film Institute - https://ifi.ie/black-47/
Views: 8339 Irish Film Institute
Bruce Campbell Evil Dead II Intro
 
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The one and only Bruce Campbell introduces a special screening of 1987 classic Evil Dead II after spending an evening at the Irish Film Institute. Recorded on March 15th 2018.
Views: 3776 Irish Film Institute
Michael Inside Official Trailer
 
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Opening at the IFI on April 6th 2018. Written and directed by Frank Berry, Michael Inside stars Dafhyd Flynn, Moe Dunford and Lalor Roddy and tells the story of Michael McCrea, an impressionable 18-year-old living with his grandfather Francis in a Dublin housing estate, who gets caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to three months in prison. It premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last summer where it won Best Irish Film and Dafhyd picked up the Bingham Ray New Talent Award. Since then it's been wowing audiences and critics alike. It picked up the Audience Award at the Cork International Film Festival in November and has garnered numerous five-star reviews. The film had its UK premiere at the highly regarded Glasgow Film Festival this week where received ecstatic reactions from the festival audience. Produced by Donna Eperon, Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O'Sullivan for Subotica and Write Direction Films, the film was made with funding from the Irish Film Board.
A TASTE OF RADHARC 2012
 
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From the IFI Irish Film Archive. Many thanks to Peter Dunn, the Radharc Trust and RTE for its use.
Views: 1767 Irish Film Institute
Mark Cousins Introduces The Eyes of Orson Welles
 
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Mark Cousins gives an introduction to his new film The Eyes of Orson Welles which is screening now. https://ifi.ie/the-eyes-of-orson-welles/ Recorded at the Irish Film Institute on August 22nd 2018.
IFI Young Media Explorer Clara Maxwell Interview's makers of INSIDE OUT
 
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As part of the IFI Family Festival's partnership with Disney Pixar, we were delighted to invite one of your Young Media Explorer's, Clara, to meet with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, Director and producer of the new Pixar film, INSIDE OUT. The Festival ran from July 16-19th
Nothingwood Clip 1
 
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A clip from Nothingwood, a new documentary which opens the IFI Documentary Festival 2017 on Wednesday September 27th. More info here: http://ifi.ie/docfest
Views: 1034 Irish Film Institute
A Matter of Life and Death Official 2017 Trailer
 
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Playing at the IFI in a new 4K restoration from December 8th 2017. Powell and Pressburger are at their most imaginative - and controversial - in this film, starring David Niven. Squadron Leader Peter Carter is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death he confides his innermost secrets to a radio operator. After jumping out of the plane he miraculously survives, meets the woman he spoke to and they fall in love. Although he appears to be unhurt, he has in fact suffered severe concussion which is accompanied by a series of strange hallucinations. During a brain operation, he meets characters from another world, and whilst he undergoes this dangerous operation, his spirit is put on trial. The verdict will decide whether he will live or die. Restoration is from a brand new 4K scan of the original three strip negative.
Bruce Campbell on the hero Ashley J. Williams
 
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Bruce Campbell talks about how the movie version of Ash vs Freddy vs Jason didn't come to be and just how big a hero Ashley J Williams is. Recorded at the IFI on March 15th 2018
Mick Garris Interview
 
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Horror maestro Mick Garris sits down to talk about his career.
Rosie 2018 Official Trailer
 
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Opening at the IFI on October 12th 2018. Q&A screening with director Paddy Breathnach https://ifi.ie/film/rosie/ Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay since When Brendan Met Trudy (2000) puts a human face to Dublin’s homeless issue and the increasing numbers of families affected. Rosie (Sarah Greene), partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), and their four young children have been forced to move from their long-term home due to their landlord’s desire to sell, and are now living out of their car, trying to find even a night’s accommodation while they do their best to maintain the children’s regular routines. As befits the subject, Doyle’s screenplay takes a serious approach, focusing on Rosie’s remarkable stoicism and determination as she struggles to keep her family afloat and find a place to call their own. Director Paddy Breathnach’s social realist style, evocative of filmmakers such as Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers, offers an invaluable insight into the lives of those in crisis.
Football 1950 & Hurling 1952
 
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Clip from IFI's DVD 'GAA Gold' This 2 DVD set includes rare footage from the golden age of Gaelic Games. Hurling fans will enjoy watching some of the greatest players ever to lift a camán, including Christy Ring, Eddie Keher and the Rackard brothers. Football fans will thrill to see the last All-Ireland victories of Cavan, Mayo and Louth, alongside the famous wins of Dublin, Galway, Kerry and Meath in the 1950s, and the inclusion of the rarely seen 1947 football match between Cavan and Kerry at the New York Polo Grounds. Available from IFI Film Shop: http://bit.ly/Xv8UlM Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/IrishFilmInstitute) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/IFI_Dub) for more information and updates! http://www.ifi.ie
Views: 2587 Irish Film Institute
Black 47 Official Trailer
 
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Opening in Ireland on September 5th 2018 It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalised his people and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family.
Views: 4327 Irish Film Institute
Ether Official Trailer
 
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Screening at the IFI on the 8th of December 2018 https://ifi.ie/kinopolis-ether/ Screening as part of the IFI & Kinopolis Polish Film Festival, December 6th to 9th 2018. An auteur of the same generation as directors such as Krzysztof Kieślowski and Jerzy Skolimowski, Krzysztof Zanussi’s films tend to examine questions of morality and individual choice. Set in the early twentieth century, Ether begins with a mannered yet sinister doctor (Jacek Poniedziałek) accidentally murdering a beautiful young patient he had planned to sexually assault after rendering her unconscious with the titular drug. Fleeing the scene, he takes a post as a military medic in a remote outpost where he persuades his commanding officer to allow him to begin experiments with ether that he believes will increase soldiers’ stamina and endurance. Imbued with contemporary relevance, Zanussi’s epistemological examination of empiricism and theology makes for thought-provoking viewing.
Views: 2146 Irish Film Institute
Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig Directing
 
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Behind the scenes on Lady Bird with director Greta Gerwig. At the IFI from Feb 23rd 2018 http://ifi.ie/film/lady-bird/
John T Davis talks about Bob Dylan and Van Morrison at the IFI
 
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Filmmaker John T. Davis talks about his experience shooting documentaries with musicians Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. Irish Film Institute as part of a career retrospective interview with broadcaster Vincent Woods - March 22nd 2017
Views: 1608 Irish Film Institute
Pilgrimage Interview: Working with Richard Armitage, Tom Holland and Jon Bernthal
 
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Pilgrimage writer Jamie Halligan on working with Richard Armitage, Tom Holland and Jon Bernthal during the making of the film. Pilgrimage is out at the IFI on the 14th of July 2017. Tickets and info: http://ifi.ie/film/pilgrimage/
Views: 2739 Irish Film Institute
The Man Who Wanted To Fly - Exclusive Clip
 
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Opening at the IFI on March 19th 2019: https://ifi.ie/man-who-wanted-to-fly/ In this exclusive clip, Ernie decides to take to the sky ahead of his brother Bobby with his new helicopter. The 18.30 screening on Friday the 29th of March will be followed by a Q&A with director Frank Shouldice, producer Trisha Canning, and Bobby Coote – The Man Who Wanted to Fly, hosted by Marty Morrissey. Bobby Coote, 80-something Cavan bachelor, lives next door to his brother, Ernie, and spends his days pottering about, fixing clocks, making violins from old furniture and zipping about the countryside on his motorbike. But despite his apparent contentment he has never lost sight of a lifelong dream – to take to the skies. Securing the help of his neighbour Sean, and to the derision of Ernie, Bobby sets about building a runway and a hangar and investing his life savings in his own private flying machine. Inviting us into the quiet hinterland of the Irish border, we are wholly captivated by a gently eccentric character and his friends who are determined to realise a crazy dream at any cost. In this debut feature, award-winning journalist and playwright Frank Shouldice has created a truly uplifting and joyful piece of cinema.
Handsome Devil Q&A - John Butler and Fionn O'Shea
 
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Director John butler and star Fionn O'Shea talk about their new film Handsome Devil with Esther McCarthy. Filmed at the IFI April 22nd 2017.
Views: 1405 Irish Film Institute
Mug Official Trailer
 
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Screening at the IFI on December 8th 2018 https://ifi.ie/kinopolis-mug/ Screening as part of the IFI & Kinopolis Polish Film Festival, December 6th to 9th 2018. With films such as In The Name Of (2013) and Body/Ciało (2015) receiving international acclaim and awards from major film festivals, Małgorzata Szumowska has become one of the most significant contemporary Polish directors. In Mug, Jacek (Mateusz Kościukiewicz) might be expected to be at odds with his small, insular community, given his love of heavy metal, dishevelled appearance, and desire to escape, but is in fact not only accepted, but well-liked. However, following an accident that requires him to undergo Poland’s first face transplant, the attitudes of his neighbours, his girlfriend, and even his family change, making him an outsider in his own home. Szumowska’s approach balances playfulness with more barbed comments on contemporary Polish society in this dark satire.
Views: 7539 Irish Film Institute
Telecom Eireann 1985 Ad with Bob Geldof- IFI Player
 
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This MTV inspired advert from 1985 starring Bob Geldof, reminding us that "phone wreckers are idiots". Watch it in full at http://ifiplayer.ie/telecom-eireann-anti-vandalism-advert/ Back in the 1980s long before smart phones were dreamt of and when many houses didn’t have a landline, phone boxes containing payphones were a feature of the rural and urban landscape. In this public information film a youth is in the act of vandalizing a payphone before he is confronted by a gang of teenagers, who urge him to “leave that phone alone”. Singing the vandal into submission to the tune of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, the ad ends with Sir Bob Geldof telling us “phone wreckers are idiots”. Made in the mid-1980s, it was shot in the style of an MTV music video designed to appeal to a teenage audience and featuring Geldof who was riding high on a crest of publicity following his work with Live Aid. With kind permission from Paul Bradley, Eir.
Views: 1926 Irish Film Institute
Jim Sheridan Q&A for The Secret Scripture
 
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Director Jim Sheridan took part in a Q&A at the IFI after a screening of his new film The Secret Scripture on March 24th 2017, hosted by Chris Donoghue. The Secret Scripture is at the IFI from Friday March 24th - tickets and info: http://ifi.ie/secret-scripture
Views: 1880 Irish Film Institute
RM Hubbert Plays 'For Joe' at the IFI - March 2017
 
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Scottish artist plays his emotional song For Joe at the Irish Film Institute on the 3rd of March 2017.
Losing Alaska Official Trailer
 
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Special preview at the IFI Sep 29th 2018 - https://ifi.ie/doc-fest-losing-alaska/ The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s (The Liberties) elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their traditional Yup’ik culture, a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and build a new town on safer, higher ground.
Donal Foreman Interview: The Image You Missed
 
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Irish filmmaker Donal Foreman talks about his new film The Image You Missed which opens at the Irish Film Institute on the 10th of August 2018. https://ifi.ie/the-image-you-missed/
Unquiet Graves Trailer
 
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Screening at the IFI on March 13th 2019: https://ifi.ie/unquiet-graves-irish-focus/ The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Seán Murray. Unquiet Graves: The Story of the Glenanne Gang details how members of the RUC and UDR (a British Army regiment) were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians during the recent conflict in Ireland. It reveals how state collusion accommodated the actions of known sectarian murderers in the assassinations of farmers, shopkeepers, publicans and other civilians in a campaign aimed at terrorising the most vulnerable in society. The so-called Glenanne Gang rampaged through Counties Tyrone and Armagh and across the Irish Republic in a campaign that lasted from July 1972 to the end of 1978. This powerful new work, narrated by Stephen Rea, continues Seán Murray’s investigation into the legacy of the Northern Irish conflict though testimony-based documentary.  The work offers an empowering voice to victims and contributes to a new understanding of the complexities of the conflict.
Views: 1374 Irish Film Institute
Maiden Official Trailer
 
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Preview at the IFI March 7th. Opening March 8th. https://ifi.ie/maiden-satellite-qa/ Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.
IFI Open Day: Become an IFI Member!
 
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#IFIOpenDay is great fun - and our Membership Officer Saidhbh tells us why! Saturday, June 20th, 11am-11pm: http://www.ifi.ie/openday