Reading Pictures: Film studies course with the IFI

This Spring the IFI will run a six-week evening course where they will screen a film selected by a guest speaker and have a talk/theory class on various aspects of film studies. They’ll cover cinematography,sound,style,narrative and the role of the film critic and filmmaker. The lineup of speakers will include Jim Sheridan and Tara Brady of the Irish Times.

The IFI have said:

The varied programme reflects the passions and expertise of the guest speakers while also providing a rare opportunity to see six critically-acclaimed and much-studied films in the cinema. The course will take a back to basics approach and no previous study is required, just a passion for film and a desire to see more.

  • Week 1 – Narrative: The Verdict by Sydney Lumet, followed by talk from Dr. Diog O Connell (IADT)
  • Week 2 – Cinematography: The Conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci, followed by talk from Director of Photography Baz Al-Rawi
  • Week 3 – Style: Repulsion by Roman Polanski, followed by a talk from writer, director and lecturer Steven Benedict
  • Week 4 – Sound: Silence by Pat Collins, followed by a talk from producer, sound engineer and lecturer Geoffrey Perrin
  • Week 5 – The Critic: Blue Velvet by David Lynch, followed by a talk from Irish Times film critic Tara Brady
  • Week 6 – The Filmmaker: The Battle ofAlgiers by Gilles Pontecorvo, followed by director Jim Sheridan in conversation with Dr. Ruth Barton (TCD)

The complete course costs €70 (€65 concs). The course will run from March 3rd – April 7th on consecutive Tuesdays except for March 18th which is a Wednesday. To book tickets call Sharon Corrigan on 01 6795744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie.

 

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