A sneak preview of one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2017, The LEGO® Batman Movie, has been announced for the launch of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival’s Fantastic Flix strand for 4-16 year olds. The launch screening is set to take place on Saturday 4th Feb 2017 at 11.00 at Movies@Dundrum, with the added excitement of a family-friendly pre-screening festival party at the cinema. Fantastic Flix brings the best cinema for children and young people from around the world to film fans in Dublin from 4th -25th February.
Coming to cinemas in Ireland on 10th February from Warner Bros. Pictures, The LEGO Batman Movie joins a special selection of films from visiting children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, along with the Golden Globe-nominated animated film My Life as a Courgette, and Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle (co-produced with Studio Ghibli) as a key highlight of ADIFF’s Fantastic Flix strand.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Will Arnett reprises his starring role from The LEGO Movie as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (Muppets Most Wanted, the Hangover films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s Arrested Development) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s Daredevil) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the Harry Potter films) as Alfred.
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival’s Fantastic Flix conjures up the world of cinematic wonder for the next generation in its packed festival of children’s films from around the world. Activities include workshops, short film selections, the Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury and other special events. Fantastic Flix runs from 4th – 25th Feb 2017 in cinemas across Dublin, including official venue partners Movies@Swords, Movies@Dundrum, Omniplex Cinema Rathmines and The Ark.
Tickets for Fantastic Flix (4th-25th February 2017) are now on sale at www.diff.ie or call 01 687 7974 for general tickets, groups, and school bookings.
The LEGO Batman Movie (Launch)
11.00, Saturday 4th Feb- Movies@Dundrum
The Red Turtle, (10+) Opening
18.30 Friday 10 th Feb - Omniplex Cinema Rathmines
The Illustrated Mum (with post-screening Q&A with Jacqueline Wilson)
12.00 Sat 11 th Feb, Movies@Dundrum
The Secret Garden (with intro from Jacqueline Wilson)
12.00 Sun 12th Feb, Light House Cinema
Mandy (with intro from Jacqueline Wilson)
10.30 Mon 13th Feb, Light House Cinema
Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island
10.45, Mon 13 th Feb – The Light House Cinema, Smithfield
12.50, Mon 13 th – The Light House Cinema, Smithfield
Fantastic Flix Shorts
10.45, Sun 12 th Feb – The Light House Cinema, Smithfield
12.15, Tues 14 th Feb - Movies@Swords
10.30, Wed 14 th Feb - Omniplex Cinema Rathmines
Louis & Luca – The Big Cheese Race, (5+)
10.45, Tues 14 th Feb – Movies@Swords & 12.15, Wed 15 th Feb -Omniplex Cinema Rathmines
Girl Asleep, (15+)
13.50 Wed 15th Feb - Omniplex Rathmines & 12.45 Thurs 16th Feb - Movies@Dundrum
My Life As a Courgette,
11.50 Fri 17 th Feb – Omniplex Rathmines
The Stinky & Dirty Show + Behind the Scenes Presentation
11.00, Fri 17 th Feb – Omniplex Cinema Rathmines
Foley Workshop: Creating Sounds for the Screen
14.30, Sat 18 th Feb – The Ark
In Loco Parentis
14.00, Thurs 23 rd Feb – The Light House Cinema, Smithfield
The Breadwinner Storyboard Workshop
14.30, Sat 25 th Feb – The Ark
The main programme for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival will be announced on 18 th January