Evening Courses / Talks

OCT 6TH – NOV 10TH 2015 (18.15 – 21.30) 

A six-week evening course on the study of film

This term we take a look at some of the key ideologies that have informed film theory, following on from our very popular Spring Evening Course which offered a back-to-basics approach to Film Studies. If you’d like to take a feminist reading of a horror picture, consider how race is represented on screen, or examine how the blockbuster reflects the political economy of Hollywood, then sign up for our six-week programme and join in the discussions.

Each week guest speakers will offer different readings in response to a selected screening. On the final evening, filmmaker, writer and teacher Donal Foreman will talk about his own film choice, and some of the ideas that inform his filmmaking. 

Please note: The course will run on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 18.15 unless otherwise stated. Order of screenings may vary slightly.

Oct 6th - Ideology and the Cinema: Funny Games (with Dr. Roddy Flynn)

Oct 13th - Feminism: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (with Dr. Jorie Lagerwey)

Oct 20th - Political Economy: Robocop (with Stephen Boyd)

Oct 27th - Alterity: Divine Intervention (with Stephen Boyd)

Nov 3rd - Cultural Studies: Far from Heaven (with Dr. Jorie Lagerwey)

Nov 10th - The Filmmaker: High Hopes (with Donal Foreman)

TICKETS
€70 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (concessions  €65). Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Film tickets not individually sold.

 

 

  • FUNNY GAMES (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

    IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA

    Dr. Roddy Flynn will offer a general introduction to cinema and ideology, through a screening of this shocking early feature from Michael Haneke in which two young men take a family hostage in their summer cabin.

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  • A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

    FEMINISM

    A vampire in full chador skateboards through the streets of an Iranian town known as Bad City. Iranian-American filmmaker, Ana Lily Amirpour, wowed Sundance critics with the offbeat charm, humour and great soundtrack of her debut feature.

    Lecturer and [...]

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  • ROBOCOP (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

    POLITICAL ECONOMY

    The original Robocop featured a former cop, killed in the line of action, recreated as a cyborg by the ominous OCP Corporation to clean up dystopic Detroit. Interesting now to watch the original, particularly in the light of [...]

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  • DIVINE INTERVENTION (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

    ALTERITY

    What is the place of ‘the other’ in mainstream cinema? Alterity – or the state of being other – has relevance for this film from Palestinian filmmaker, Elia Suleiman. Set in the occupied territories, it’s a love story with [...]

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  • FAR FROM HEAVEN (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

    CULTURAL STUDIES

    Julianne Moore is the 1950s Connecticut housewife who appears to live an idyllic life until husband Frank’s secret gay encounters and his cruelty towards her threaten to undo her carefully constructed world.

    Dr. Jorie Lagerwey will introduce viewers [...]

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  • HIGH HOPES (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

    THE FILMMAKER

    Mike Leigh’s early feature took a scathing look at Thatcher’s Britain with its growing divide between the new middle class and the increasingly disillusioned left. With sharp-edged humour and a degree of poignancy Leigh presents a bundle of [...]

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