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Joyce on Film

The IFI presents a selection of short films preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive in celebration of James Joyce – the man and his literature. Joyce, himself a regular and passionate cinema goer, managed the Volta, one of Ireland’s first dedicated cinemas, for a short time when it opened its doors in December 1909. His work has inspired feature-length films by directors such as Joseph Strick, Mary Ellen Bute, John Huston and Sean Walsh.

Here we look at short films in a programme that includes live-action, animation, documentary and newsreel, and attests to the various creative ways in which filmmakers respond to Joyce’s literary genius.

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