Education: IFI Launches 6-Week Evening Course: In Theory

Following its sold-out spring course, the IFI launches a new follow-up six-week evening course, In Theory, starting on October 6th 2015

The IFI’s autumn evening course will examine key ideologies that have formed film theory, from offering a general introduction to cinema and ideology to explorations of various themes such as feminism, political economy, and alterity. Running over six weeks, each evening will start with a screening of a selected film by a guest speaker, who will offer different readings in response.  On the final evening, filmmaker, writer and teacher Donal Foreman (Out of Here) will talk about his own film choice, Mike Leigh’s High Hopes and some of the ideas that inform his filmmaking.

The course continues the back-to-basics approach where no previous study is required, just a passion for film and a desire to see more. Attendees need not have taken the spring course.

Oct 6th – Ideology and the Cinema: Funny Games by Michael Haneke (with lecturer Dr. Roddy Flynn)

Oct 13th – Feminism: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Ana Lily Amirpour (with lecturer and writer Dr. Jorie Lagerwey)

Oct 20th – Political Economy: Robocop by by Paul Verhoeven (with lecturer, writer and reviewer Stephen Boyd)

Oct 27th – Alterity: Divine Intervention by Elia Suleiman (with lecturer, writer and reviewer Stephen Boyd)

Nov 3rd – Cultural Studies: Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes (with lecturer and writer Dr. Jorie Lagerwey)

Nov 10th – The Filmmaker: High Hopes by Mike Leigh (with filmmaker, writer and teacher Donal Foreman)

The complete course costs €70 (concessions  €65), and runs October 6th – November 10th on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 18.15 unless otherwise stated. To book, call Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie.

Film tickets not individually sold. Order of screenings may vary slightly.