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The interior of the Irish Film Institute. Inside a large cinema, with rows of green chairs. On the screen in white test sats "Welcome to the Irish Film Institute".

Cinema: Accessible Screenings at the Irish Film Institute for May

5 Apr - 1 May 2024 (Past)

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar

Upcoming open captioned and audio described screenings on at the Irish Film Institute this month. For booking information and more details, visit ifi.ie.

That They May Face The Rising Sun
Open captioned screenings Wednesday 1 May at 6.15pm

Joe and Kate Ruttledge have returned from London to live and work among the small, close-knit community near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in life around the lake, the drama of a year in their lives and, those of the memorable characters around them unfolds through the rituals of work, play and, the passing seasons as this enclosed world becomes an everywhere.

Love Lies Bleeding
Open captioned screenings  Monday 6 May at 6.30pm and Wednesday 8 May at 1.15pm

From writer/director Rose Glass and starring Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, with Dave Franco, and Ed Harris.

Made in England: The Films of Powell & Pressburger
Open captioned screenings Friday 10 May at 1pm and Thursday 16 at 6pm

Martin Scorsese first encountered the films of Powell and Pressburger when he was a child, sitting in front of the family TV. When their famous logo came up on screen, Scorsese says, “You knew you were in for fantasy, wonder, magic – real film magic.” Now, in this documentary, he tells the story of his lifelong love-affair with their movies, including The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes and The Tales of Hoffmann.

La Chimera
Open captioned screenings Sunday 12 May at 3.45pm and Tuesday 14 May at 3.10pm

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak.

Open captioned screenings Friday 17 May at 1pm and Tuesday 21 May at 6.30pm

Between pastoral fields and council housing, in an industrial estate on the edge of Europe’s most westerly city, the best cheerleaders from across Ireland come together to form the national cheerleading team. This ensemble film centres on a gang of young misfits and oddballs who, through cheerleading, are finding their place in the world.

Open captioned screenings Sunday 19 May at 3.45pm and Thursday 23 May at 8.30pm

In a fearlessly strange and intense psychological drama a troubled teenager forms an obsessive bond with a mysterious young man at her foster home. Starring Saura Lightfoot – Leon, Joseph Quinn.

Wild Strawberries: The Great Escaper
Open captioned screenings Wednesday 29 May at 11am
Audio described screenings available from Friday 10 May

Bernard Jordan escapes from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

The Irish Film Institute provide regular audio description and open captioning for selected screenings. For more information about accessible screenings visit www.ifi.ie/accessible.

Images courtesy of MUBI, Warner Brothers, BBC, Pathé, Marmalade Films and the IFI.

Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson are immensely moving in this true story of an elderly veteran determined to attend the D-Day 70th anniversary in France. Image courtesy of BBC, Warner Brothers, and Pathé.

Made in England: The Films of Powel and Pressburger will be screened with catptions at the IFI this May. Image courtesy of MUBI.

Welcome to the surprising world of cheerleading in Ireland, where athletic young hopefuls search for their place in the world through the sport they love. Image courtesy of Marmalade Films.


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