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Via Press Release:
The IFI gets ready to celebrate 20 years in Temple Bar and is asking for your stories, photos and memories.
This September, the IFI will be celebrating 20 years in its landmark premises, the old Quaker Meeting House at number 6 Eustace Street.
In those years a lot has happened at the IFI; some met their heroes, some saw films that changed their lives (some saw it 8 times), some fell in love over an IFI Café Bar Burger, some came with their school and never really left, some got married there, some wised-up when they were stood up, some donated precious film reels to the IFI Irish Film Archive and some danced all night at Bert’s Disco.
As part of the celebrations the IFI is looking to hear all the stories from its audience to create an Archive of IFI Memories that will be preserved in our IFI Irish Film Archive and shared during the celebrations.
To do that, we need to hear from you our audience. Do you have a special memory of the IFI from the last 20 years (or before) that you’d like to share? Whether it’s a major life event that happened on the premises, a filmmaker you met, a photo you want to show us, or just reflections on a film that has stayed with you - the IFI wants to hear about it.
To get in touch, email your story to email@example.com and we promise we’ll get back to you.
Written and directed by Mark O’ Connor, it stars Dan Hyland, Peter Coonan, Damien Dempsey and a host of others.
You’ll find out how to win the tickets below.
Here’s the film details:
BETWEEN THE CANALS
OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI
March 18th - 24th
Between the Canals follows three small-time criminals from Dublin’s north inner city as they each aspire to be somebody in a fast-changing society. A heartbreaking and occasionally hilarious story of loyalty, duty and masculinity…
While the criminal underbelly of Dublin city has occupied many – arguably too many – Irish filmmakers over the past 15 years, Mark O’Connor’s debut distinguishes itself by largely avoiding genre clichés and creating credible and likable portraits of small-time troublemakers.
Between The Canals follows three small time criminals from Dublin’s North Inner City as they each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society: Liam (Hyland) a small time dealer who wants to quit his life of crime to become an electrician and provide for his girlfriend and son; Dots (Coonan), a crazy, irresponsible thug with ambitions to become a big time dealer and Scratchcard (Jones), a drug user with no ambitions but to stay on social welfare and watch the world go by.
Liam is torn between life in the flats and his responsibility to be a good father to his son. He has to just get through this one day and maybe things will look brighter on the other side. But it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and, in Dublin City, this means trouble everywhere.
As with Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (both clear influences), the film’s engine is freewheeling male friendship in a deprived urban setting [more].
To book, please click [here].
FILMMAKERS IN CONVERSATION March 19th, 12.00
Director of Between the Canals, Mark O’Connor, and actor Peter Coonan will join Tony Tracy (NUIG) at the IFI on March 19th at 12.00 to discuss the trials of shooting a micro-budget feature in Dublin’s inner city over 12 days with a largely non-acting cast. This event is FREE but ticketed so please call IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 to reserve your seat.
You can win a pair of tickets for any of the following showings:
- Sat 19 March – 13.00, 19.20
- Sun 20 March – 13.00, 19.15
- Mon 21 March – 13.00, 19.20
- Tue 22 March – 16.30
- Wed 23 March – 13.00, 19.20
- Thur 24 March – 13.20, 17.30
Just comment below with which screening you’d like and you’ll be in with a shot (as Niamho would say).
Thanks to the IFI for the competition. While you’re there, check out their membership offers. I’ve been a member for a couple of years now and it’s a great investment in what they do.