IFI new film club: The Critical Take

This April the IFI is launching a new film discussion club that brings audiences together with critics, filmmakers and programmers to discuss new releases, seasons, and re-releases of classic films from the IFI programme. Each month three films to be discussed at The Critical Take will be selected and listed in the monthly programme. A panel of three (normally an IFI programmer, a filmmaker and a film critic) will kick things off followed by a very informal and open discussion with everyone present who’d like to discuss and compare notes on their recent film experiences.

The films selected for April are a varied selection that takes in The Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog’s eccentric documentary about the Chauvet Cave paintings; Before the Revolution (1964), Bernardo Bertolucci’s early work that covers youth, politics and sensuality; and Jerzy Skolimowski’s Essential Killing, the second film since his return to filmmaking and notable for a wordless performance from Vincent Gallo.

This month’s panel features the IFI’s Cinemas Manager and key programmer Peter Walsh, film critic Paul Lynch, and producer Katie Holly of Blinder films whose new film One Hundred Mornings will be released on 6th May.

This event is free but ticketed. Contact Box Office on 01 679 3477 to book a seat.

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