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Model Cinema Screenings ..Monsters ..The Pipe

Please find below some information regarding our film screening next week here at the IFI @ The Model, the semi-improvised road-movie romance monster flick Monsters. Screening Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th with a Matinee at 3pm Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January. Due to demand we will also have a final screening of the award winning Irish documentary The Pipe on Wednesday the 26th of January at 11am



€8 (€6)

26 & 27 Jan at 8pm
29 & 30 Jan at 3pm

The title suggests a straight-ahead ‘creature feature’, yet Gareth Edwards’ enterprising debut manfully resists categorisation. On one hand, it’s a sci-fi thriller set in an area of the U.S.-Mexico border cordoned off because it’s been colonised by rampaging aliens, creating an imaginative landscape as striking and believable as, say, District 9 or Cloverfield. On the other, Edwards’ portrait of fateful travelling companions finding an unlikely mutual connection has much of the dramatic subtlety and nuance of a Before Sunrise or Lost in Translation.

The combination of artful digital effects work (completed on Edwards’ home computer!) with fast ’n’ loose Central American location work certainly puts leads Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able on their mettle, but their convincing emotional engagement – heck, they got married after the shoot! – sets the scene for a bravura finale that brings the film’s diverse strands together with a miraculous flourish. Call it a semi-improvised road-movie romance monster flick if you must; just don’t miss it.

94 minutes, U.K., 2010

The Pipe

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