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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

Film: La La Land at the IFI (audio described and open captioned)

20 Jan 2017 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, meets pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), who dreams of opening his own jazz club. Encouraging each other to follow their dreams, the two meet with success that strains their relationship.

Director Damien Chazelle’s love of jazz has proved an ongoing inspiration in his work. Evident in his 2009 debut feature, Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench, a romantic musical, it came to the fore again in the Oscar-winning Whiplash (2014), about a young jazz musician trying to make it under the tutelage of a brutally exact teacher. La La Land, one of the frontrunners in this year’s awards season conversation, is again a musical, one which evokes Jacques Demy as much as it does classic Hollywood, and which does so with irresistible verve and passion, making for a joyful start to the cinematic year.

The Open Captioned (OC) screenings for January are as follows:


Monday 9th January at 14.50, Tuesday 17th January at 20.00

Manchester by the Sea

Wednesday 18th at 15.30, Monday 23rd at 18.00

La La Land

Friday 20th at 15.30, Wednesday 25th at 18.10

In addition, Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings of A Monster Calls, Silence, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Jackie and Denial throughout January 2017.

Watch: Trailer for La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future.


Mia and Sebastian


Audio Description
captioned performance
Damien Chazelle
Emma Stone
Irish Film Institute
La La Land
Ryan Gosling