IFI screens stunning moon images

Monsters, Inc. is the largest scare factory in the monster world and the top kid Scarer is James P. Sullivan, a huge intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns, known as “Sulley” to his friends. His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a lime green, opinionated, feisty, one-eyed monster. Scaring children isn’t such an easy job–monsters believe children are toxic and that direct contact with them would be catastrophic. Inside the factory can also be found: the factory’s crab-like CEO, the beguiling serpent-haired receptionist Celia, and the sarcastic chameleon monster, Randall Boggs, who schemes to replace Sully as Monsters, Inc.’s top Scarer. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who turns the monster world upside-down.

In a world cinema exclusive, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) will screen new high definition TV images from the moon as part of its Education Programme.


The images, taken by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) within the last few weeks, include striking pictures of the ‘Earth Rise’ and the ‘terminator’, the line where the moon’s day and night sides meet. IFI Education will be screening the new footage as an introduction to the documentary feature ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’, which brings together most of the surviving members of the Apollo missions.


The film will be introduced with a specially filmed address from Harrison Hagan ‘Jack’ Schmitt, (born 3 July, 1935), an American geologist, former NASA astronaut and US Senator, and the twelfth person to walk on the moon.


For further information on the IFI’s education programme click HERE


The IFI education programme schedule is included below:


1 April, IFI, Dublin

2 April, IFI, Dublin

7 April, Letterkenny

10 April, Galway Eye

15 April, Athlone

18 April, Dundalk

22 April, Waterford

25 April, Cork

29 April, IFI, Dublin

1 May, IFI, Dublin