IFI and EFC present the launch of Absences and (Im)Possibilities a programme of Irish Experimental Film works commissioned by IFI International, and curated by Esperanza Collado, Aoife Desmond, Donal Foreman and Alan Lambert.
The programme features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. Filmmakers include the Lumière brothers, Samuel Beckett, Vivienne Dick, Clare Langan, Maximillian Le Cain and Dónal Ó Céilleachair.
Sackville Street (Lumière Brothers, 1897, 00:50)
Youghal Clock Tower (James Horgan, 1910, 00:30)
Film (Samuel Beckett, 1964, 21:00)
Guerrillere Talks (Vivienne Dick, 1978 ,24:00)
Glass Hour (Clare Langan, 2002, 08:00)
St. Francis Didn’t Run Numbers (Chris O’Neill, 2009, 02:00)
Late Arrival (Barry Ronan, 2006, 03:00)
Mongolian Barbeque (Maximilian Le Cain, 2009, 11:00)
With Wind & White Cloud (Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 2005, 05:00)
Homo Sapiens Project (93) (Rouzbeh Rashidi, 2013, 12:47)
IFI International is the Irish film programming service for international exhibitors, funded by Culture Ireland. Absences and (Im)Possibilities will screen internationally through this initiative (which will also include this month’s Archive at Lunchtime films).
Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.
November’s programme complements the IFI and Experimental Film Club programme which attempts to trace an Irish experimental tradition.
PROGRAMME 1: By Accident (+ Screening in the Rain)
This early avant-garde work, much admired by Jack B. Yeats who attended several screenings in the Peacock Theatre in 1930, is an elliptical tale of a young man’s sombre reflections on his life filmed from the top of Nelson’s Pillar.
DIRECTOR: J.N.G. Davidson
FILM INFO: 20 minutes, 1930, Black and White
PROGRAMME 2: Self Portrait with Red Car
Bob Quinn’s clever little film is about the degree to which sound controls our perception of reality. Artist Brian Bourke is the human being in the film. His performance is brilliant, and very funny.
DIRECTOR: Bob Quinn
FILM INFO: 20 minutes, 1977, Colour
These screenings take place at lunchtime on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a double bill on Saturdays. Please check at the IFI Box Office or here for times. Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing email@example.com (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be considered valid).
December 3rd – 4th
Annual Irish Days Film festival screening Ballymun Lullaby, Milo and a programme of four short films. Screenings will take place in the Elvira Popescu Cinema of the French Institute.
Annual EU Film Festival held in two cultural centres in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, the Alliance Francaise and Nafasi Art Space. This year’s Irish film is Kings.
The fourth annual EU Film festival in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. This year’s Irish title is Natural Grace.
Ottawa – November 26th
Toronto – November 27th
Vancouver – December 1st
November 20th – 24th
Annual Irish Film festival established in 2011, bringing the latest Irish Film & Animation to a London audience. Festival programme includes screenings, director Q&A sessions, related workshops, exhibitions and performances. IFI International will continue to provide support to the festival for their 2013 programme.
November 16th – 23rd
The 21st annual cinematography festival are honouring Slawomir Idziak with a lifetime achievement award and have selected Love and Rage by Cathal Black to screen as part of the film selection.
They will also screen My Left Foot and honour Jim Sheridan who will be in attendance.
November and December
Buenos Aires Irish Film festival and the Montevideo Film Festival will be a week-long event at the end of November/first week in December. Martin Hayes and Art O’Briain will be in attendance.
El Mundo en Tu Barrio’ in Buenos Aires will take place on November 4th, 11th and 18th. Monday, 25th is a feriado so we will not show a movie this day. It will take place from 7pm to 9pm in ‘Espacio Cultural Julian Centeya’
• Dreamtime Revisited
• What Richard Did
In Montevideo (starting Friday, November 29th for one week)
• DreamTime Revisited
• What Richard Did
• The Other Side of Sleep
• Natural Grace
Opening ceremony and screening on November 1st
Annual EU Film Festival held in Beijing and travels to three other cities. This year’s film is Pilgrim Hill and director Gerard Barrett will be in attendance.
November 11th -17th
Annual Irish Film Festival held in the Nova Southeastern University, Florida will be screening three films What Richard Did, His and Hers and Silence from November 11th to 17th 2013.
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