Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Playtime, Wall Street & more new releases

It's another action-packed week at the IFI.

This evening we're delighted to present a sneak preview of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps to act as a taster for the next IFI Evening Course - Reel Chancers. Our four-week course will take a light-hearted and varied look at some of the archetypal characters and situations in films about money from over the years. Post-screening talks will consider the environments in which the films were made and how these contributed to the development of these characters. Our selected films are: The Prospector - The Gold Rush (1945); The Heist - The Italian Job (1969); The Broker - Wall Street (1987); and The Con Artist - Nine Queens (2000). If you want to come along this evening to find out more and catch our FREE sneak preview of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, we have just a small handful of tickets left, so contact the Box Office asap! The course officially starts on October 12th and runs each Tuesday for four weeks at 18.30.

Lovers of French cinema should be excited to learn of our screenings this weekend of Jacques Tati's classic Playtime. Shot on vast studio sets in 70mm, this film is a work of stunning visual design. Our screenings this Saturday and Sunday (Oct 9 & 10) will be in glorious 70mm and we're the only cinema in Ireland with this techonology. This is a rare cinematic treat and an absolute must-see.

We also have the usual comings and goings this week with our new releases. You only have until Thursday to catch Gaspar Noé's Enter the Void and the Sundance winner Winter's Bone (which has been garnering great reviews across the board). Staying with us for little longer is Joaquin Phoenix as a substance-abusing hip hop artist in Casey Affleck's I'm Still Here and a look at post-Ceausescu Romania in Police, Adjective (both playing exclusively at IFI). Buried (starring Ryan Reynolds) also continues its run with us.

One of this week's new releases (from Friday) is the story of Oxbridge graduate, drug smuggler, prisoner, author and raconteur Howard Marks in Mr. Nice starring Rhys Ifans (currently being spotted around town as he's here filming Neverland). Watch the trailer here. Restrepo also opens this week (again playing exclusively at IFI) and is the powerful portrait of U.S. troops under fire in Afghanistan. You can view the trailer here.

This Sunday (October 10th) we also have our monthly Ireland on Sunday slot, this time screening Frank Kelly's 140 which captures a moment in the life of the planet drawn from 140 simulataneously shot films by 140 filmmakers in 140 locations. Frank will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q & A.

We hope you find lots to interest you at the IFI this week.

Ross Keane
Head of Marketing & Communications

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