Archive for the ‘film’ Category

Directors in Dialogue

20th June 2011 by Maura McHugh

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI) have joined forces in a new partnership in support of Irish screen directors.

On 25th June the SDGI and the IFI launches a series of events called SDGI/IFI Directors in Dialogue that pairs up Irish and international directors to discuss their approaches to filmmaking with the first being a jet lag free visit to Paris on a Skype call with acclaimed Greek director Costa Gavras in conversation with fellow director/writer Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings). Directors and members of public will have a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue with Mr. Gavras following the screening of his first American film Missing.

The screening of Missing followed by SDGI Directors in Dialogue with Costa Gavras and Conor Horgan takes place at 2.50pm on Saturday 25th June in the Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Dublin 2. It will be followed by the conversation between Costa Gavras and Conor Horgan at 5.15pm.

The Anti-Room Film Club

8th June 2011 by Maura McHugh

Mogambo

Irish feminist web site, The Anti Room, is organising a monthly film club starting at 7.30pm (lights down at 8pm sharp) on Wednesday, July 6th at The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 (beside the Clarence Hotel).

The first film is Mogambo (1953), starring Ava Gardner, Clark Gable and Grace Kelly. The screenplay was written by John Lee Mahin based on a play by Wilson Collison, and directed by John Ford.

Here’s the planned agenda for this on-going event: “Every month, we’ll knock heads, select a classic film and invite you all to watch it with us over a drink (sadly, the Anti Room kitty doesn’t extend to buying you all booze, but there may be some treats and prizes). The films will include classics, cult hits, new and old movies, some female-focused, some not. Afterwards, we hope to meet lots of you and have a chat about the film. “

Focus on Jim Sheridan

28th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

Jim Sheridan In FocusThe Irish Film Institute in Dublin is organising a season of films focusing on the work of writer/director Jim Sheridan, called Jim Sheridan: In Focus.

IFI Director Sarah Glennie announced the season saying “Jim Sheridan’s exceptional body of work has not only been recognised domestically but has proven itself on the international stage many times. He has become a key figure in shaping the world’s perception of Ireland and its diaspora. We are thrilled and honoured to be working so closely with him and so many of his collaborators in presenting this season focusing on the highlights of his career.”

In addition to screenings of Sheridan’s film Jim Sheridan: In Focus will feature a special public conversation with Jim and his brother Peter on February the 5th at 4.30pm. Many of the film screenings will be attended by, introduced by or feature discussions with Jim and some of his key collaborators including Peter and Kirsten Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh O’Conor and Brenda Fricker.

Information on the schedule is available on the web site.

Film Fatale

7th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

Film FataleFilm Fatale is a new bi-monthly film event that will screen the crème de la crème of classic films in the Sugar Club in Dublin.

Opening Film Fatale’s 2011 season is Billy Wilder’s sizzling comedy Some Like It Hot. After the screening, a themed after-party will include a live performance by singer Sugar Kane and DJs playing hits from the movie and the era.

The audience is invited to take part in setting the scene by dressing up at their vintage finest for the event. Themed cocktails will be specially prepared for all by Sugar Kane, Daphne and Josephine lookalikes.

The event will take place on 5th February at 8pm in the Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2. Tickets on sale January via www.tickets.ie (€13.50).

SPACE Programme 2011

20th December 2010 by Maura McHugh

Performance CorporationThe Performance Corporation is now inviting applications for The SPACE Programme 2011.

This unique international artists residency offers an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to collaborate, experiment and innovate in an inspiring environment.

The residency which takes place over a two-week period at Castletown House Co. Kildare is an open-ended process hosted by The Performance Corporation. The programme facilitates artists from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and explore their artistic process while removing the pressure to come up with an end product.

The SPACE Programme will run from 7th – 18th March, 2011. The chosen participants will receive a stipend of €1,000 for their participation to cover their costs. Participants are selected by a panel of leading arts practitioners following a wide-ranging submission process. Submissions are welcome from Irish and International practitioners in all disciplines.

Applications are welcome from artists who applied in previous years and were unsuccessful due to the high demand.

The programme has been created by Ireland’s The Performance Corporation with support from The Arts Council, Kildare County Council, OPW and Irish Landmark Trust.

Details on now to apply are on the web site.

Closing Date for applications: 10th January, 2011.