THE HANDSTAND

FEBRUARY-MARCH2010

irish film institute
EVENING COURSE AT THE IFI:
ART THROUGH A LENS


Our four-week evening course in conjunction with NCAD will look at key figures from the world of art and cinema who have experimented with film or developed a cinematic aesthetic to their work.

Complete course including Artists’ Day €60/€55 (members). Tickets for individual screenings from Box Office on the night, subject to availability. For information or bookings, please contact Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or scorrigan@irishfilm.ie, or the IFI Box Office.

The course starts with two films and a follow-up talk exploring Dada, Surrealist film movements and the emergence of the American avant-garde.

February 9th, 6.30
BLOOD OF THE POET (1930)
French Surrealist Jean Cocteau’s first full-length feature was his most abstract and shows a strong influence of filmmakers Salvador Dali and Luis Bu˝uel.
MESHES IN THE AFTERNOON (1943)
Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid were part of a new generation of post-World War II Americans who began experimenting with cinema. This short film remains one of the most culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant films made during this period.

February 16th, 6.30
THE GARDEN (1990)
Exquisite film shot in English film director and artist Derek Jarman’s garden in his coastal home of Dungeness, Kent, The Garden addresses mortality, Christianity and intolerance, and was made while Jarman was seriously ill with AIDS. Placing Jarman’s work in a wider context of underground experimental filmmaking, The Garden will be followed by a talk focusing in particular on the films of Kenneth Anger, the subject of a special season at the IFI.

February 23rd, 6.30
LOVE IS A TREASURE (2002)
A five-part collection by Finnish conceptual artist, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, that tells the stories of five women who harbour individual psychoses. Focusing on the construction of image, language, narrative and space, these “human dramas” are based on real and fictitious events from the artist’s experiences, from people she knows or complete strangers. A follow-up talk will explore ways in which film can be experienced – the gallery, cinema or web – and how artists respond to these different platforms.

Art Through A Lens will continue during March:
March 2nd
Final session will include films by a number of contemporary artists whose work directly draws on different genres of filmmaking such as documentary and music video.
March 6th - Artists' Day
The course will culminate with an Artists’ Day which will include a screening of Helen by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy. They will join a panel of artists to discuss film, art and their frequent intertwining in a stimulating day of talks and screenings.

KENNETH ANGER SEASON
February 20th-27th

In association with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, the IFI is honoured to welcome Kenneth Anger to Dublin for a retrospective programme of his films and a public talk at the IFI.

One of the true masters of experimental film, the work of Kenneth Anger has influenced generations of filmmakers, from Derek Jarman to Martin Scorsese. Born in 1930 in California, Anger’s incandescent works evoke and reference pop icons within occult settings, depicting youth counter-culture in the midst of violence and eroticism. Now in his eighth decade, he remains as creative and controversial as ever. The season comprises of three programmes of short films, with the talk following the last programme.

PROGRAMME ONE - Fireworks, Puce Moment, Rabbit's Moon, Eaux d'Artifice - Feb 20th, 2.30. For more information, please click [here].

PROGRAMME TWO - Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Kustom Kar Kommandos, Scorpio Rising - Feb 21st, 2.30 For more information, please click [here].

PROGRAMME THREE
- Invocation of my Demon Brother, Rabbit's Moon, Lucifer Rising - Feb 27th, 2.30 Kenneth Anger will attend this screening for a public talk and discussion about his work with Dr. Maeve Connolly. For more information, please click [here].

INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER: A CEREMONY IN CELEBRATION OF KENNETH ANGER
Feb 26th, 9.00
Conceived by Padraic E. Moore, this unique evening of music, ritual and performance has been organised as a response to, and celebration of, Anger’s work. It includes a special performance by one of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians, David Turpin. Tickets €5 [more].

 
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