IFI Open Day returns on Saturday, July 2nd for a full day of free films and activities at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar.
On July 2nd, the Irish Film Institute throws open its doors for its annual IFI Open Day, a key event in every cineaste’s calendar. The event, open to the public, is a day of free films, including exclusive previews, old favourites, cult classics and archive films, as well as offering IFI Membership discounts, competitions, and a chance to glimpse behind the scenes at the IFI with projection booth tours and talks from the IFI Irish Film Archive staff.
Ross Keane, IFI Director, said: “The IFI Open Day is a special day in the IFI’s calendar of events as we throw open our doors to audiences old and new for a day of free films, demonstrating the breadth of our ongoing programme. This, alongside a series of events that allows customers get a flavour of what goes on behind the scenes, from the Archive to projection, makes for a great day for film fans of all ages. This year’s programme truly has something for everyone, and we’re encouraging people to stay around for the day and soak up the atmosphere from the comfort of the IFI Café Bar or at our BBQ on the terrace.”
The IFI Open Day is a chance for film fans to sample a programme of films specially curated to show the wide range of cinema on offer at the IFI all year round. Catch an exclusive preview of Nicolas Winding Refn’s acclaimed Neon Demon, or enjoy a 35mm screening of the 1933 classic, King Kong. You can also explore other facets of the organisation, from the IFI Irish Film Archive to its projection facilities.
This year, there will be a new ticketing system in place for the IFI Open Day. Tickets will be released an hour before the scheduled screening time for each film. Simply queue at the relevant desk in the IFI foyer to pick up tickets (maximum two tickets per person per film) and then enjoy your free movie.
TIMETABLE FOR IFI OPEN DAY 2016
13.00 WHITE HEAT
14.00 PLAY ON! SHAKESPEARE IN SILENT FILM
14.00 PROJECTION BOOTH TOUR
15.00 PROJECTION BOOTH TOUR
15.30 SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
15.45 DISCO PIGS
16.00 THE CLAN (EL CLAN)
16.30 PROJECTION BOOTH TOUR
17.00 PROJECTION BOOTH TOUR
17.45 KING KONG
18.00 HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
18.20 THE VIRGIN SPRING (JUNGFRUKÄLLAN)
20.00 THE NEON DEMON
20.15 AUDIENCE CHOICE
20.30 PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
22.30 THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
22.45 REPO MAN
The IFI Open Day takes place on Saturday, 2nd July at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar from 10am. There will also be a BBQ available from 4pm, and the IFI will be offering discounted tea and coffee throughout the day.
Please note that places are limited for Projection Booth tours, so you need to pre-book your tickets by either emailing Sharon Corrigan or by calling 01 679 5744.
Irish Film Institute (IFI)
6, Eustace Street
Tel: 01 679 3477
Lead image courtesy IFI