Jun 24 1:00 pm | Bewley’s Cafe Theatre | €10 – €15
Jul 19 10:00 am | Newbridge College Theatre | €90
Jul 27 7:00 pm | The Lighthouse Pub | €20
Jul 25 6:00 pm | Charlemount Square | Free

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Bloomsday Film Festival

The Bloomsday Film Festival, the most literary film festival in Ireland, features a packed programme of events including a special 20th anniversary screening of Lenny Abrahamson’s Adam and Paul.

This year’s festival which takes place from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th June, is run in partnership with the Bloomsday Festival and the James Joyce Centre, and offers a unique festival experience blending film and literature in celebration of James Joyce’s relationship with cinema and the city of Dublin.

The 2024 programme sees Triestine filmmaker Martin Turk visit the IFI to present his side of the story about Ireland’s first cinema theatre in his documentary Kino Volta. Meanwhile Alice in Wonderland is given nightmarish treatment in experimental film The Disembodiment of Alice inspired by Finnegan’s Wake. Both films screen at the IFI and will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.

The opulent surroundings of the James Joyce Centre will play host to an eclectic array of short films ranging from short stories about Dublin, to films with a Joycean, literary, poetic and experimental theme. Urban beekeepers, boxing clubs and the Smithfield Market feature in documentary shorts, while actor Colm Meaney provides the voice of George Bernard Shaw in a madcap puppet film which portrays a fascinating spat between Shaw and Shakespeare.

The inimitable Lalor Roddy pops up as Ezra Pound, while there is also a special focus on Lucia Joyce and collaborations with the Contemporary Music Centre and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.

The festival events culminate with a lively Award Ceremony at the IFI with music from Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan.

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